From the desk of Mike Galiazzo, president of RMI:
IndustryWeek published the introductory remarks I made at the October 7, 2014 Baltimore Manufacturing Forum, when I introduced Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. IndustryWeek titled the piece in their October 27, 2014 online edition, “A Challenge to Manufacturers to Aim Higher.” It is about manufacturing, contributions to social well being and the conversations we need to have to define our future as an industry and a nation.
Attend RMI’s Lunch with Congressman Ruppersberger on U.S. Security (with Sparrows Point Development Update)
You are invited to lunch with Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger and other members of RMI Board of Directors to get a briefing on U.S. national security. Topics include the Middle East, China and cyber security threats to manufacturing. Hear about the conversations “inside” Congress regarding ISIS/ISOL*. Learn why China is critical security threat to us, especially regarding cyber security.
The Congressman will also give an update on the Sparrows Point property, which is in his district, and on opportunities for the future of Maryland Manufacturing.
Firefighters from all over the United States, rescue teams from FEMA, the U.S Naval Academy, the Army, Air Force and Maryland’s Shock Trauma unit all come to Holmatro’s U.S. facility in Glen Burnie, Md., to train and use its rescue tools to save lives.
Registration for the Nov. 11 event is now open!
Manufacturers Only: RVSP by clicking the link below.
On October 28, Maryland manufacturers assembled to hear from Mark Rice, President of Maritime Applied Physics Corporation (MAPC), on how his firm benefited from the RMI Energy Efficiency Initiative and how they are also pursuing a role for Maryland manufacturers in the $1 billion-plus Maryland Offshore Wind project that will produce 200 megawatts of electric power from wind turbines located off the coast of Maryland. [Read more...]
Come join us from 4-7 p.m. on August 19 at the Baltimore Museum of Industry as we feature RMI Green Team member, Matt Turpin, President of Zentech Manufacturing, which is the largest electronics contract manufacturer in the state of Maryland. Zentech designs and manufactures circuit-board-based products primarily for defense, medical and dental clients. The company services more than 45 clients whose product line ranges from aircraft radar systems in the defense arena; to blood diagnostics, sleep apnea diagnostics and dental applications in the medical fields; to LED lighting.
Along with the World Trade Center Institute (WTCI), we are proud to to present “Inside General Motors.”
Get a look inside the facility and see where A1000 transmissions, 6-speed torque converters and Chevrolet Spark EV electric drive motors are produced!
General Motors Baltimore facility was named No. 1 in Green Business by the Baltimore Business Journal in 2011. By attending, you’ll learn more about green practices.
Dr. William Vitale founded Medifast in 1980 primarily as a doctors’ and physicians’ referral business that provided specially formulated meal-replacement plans for life-saving weight loss. Today, the business has expanded as a business-to-consumer sales company that provides meal-replacement products for everyday consumers. The company started out providing low-calorie shakes, using doctors and hospitals as the channel for product distribution. To-date, Medifast products and programs have been recommended by more than 20,000 doctors and used by more than a million customers.
At its heart, Maryland Thermoform’s business is all about heating a sheet of plastic, draping it over a mold and allowing it to cool for various customer design needs. But it’s much more than that. Technologically, it gets more complicated than molding plastic sheeting.
“Thermoforming is a very creative process. It’s kind of like a black art,” said Scott Macdonald, CEO of Maryland Thermoform.
The process can be very symmetrical or very artsy.
“You can develop products with your hands or machinery. It can look as if you made it by hand, and to me that’s very cool,” Macdonald said.
Leading Maryland Manufacturers Publicly Endorse RMI Energy Efficiency Approach
Companies in RMI program project annual savings of $597,000
Over 250 manufacturing stakeholders came together at RMI’s Energy Forum in Timonium to learn about RMI’s new energy efficiency program, which was launched last fall, and heard directly from the first two groups of companies who are participating.
The twelve represented companies were: Northrop Grumman, U.S. Gypsum, Chesapeake Specialty Products, Green Bay Packaging, Medifast, Sun Automation, Maryland Applied Physics Corporation, Zentech, Ellicott Dredges, Maryland Thermoform, Danko Arlington and General Motors Baltimore Operations.
The event was hosted by the Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland (RMI) in partnership with the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) and the Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and featured an address by Governor O’Malley, an address by MEA Director Abigail Hopper, an executive panel discussion, a town hall meeting and networking opportunities.