Manufacturers Benefit From RMI’s First GreenTech Series

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On August 19, manufacturers gathered at the Baltimore Museum of Industry for the Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland’s (RMI) first-ever GreenTech Series installment. The event featured Zentech President Matt Turpin, who addressed the crowd on the value of implementing LED technology.

“The event was a great opportunity to meet area manufacturers and hear (and) share ideas about energy conservation and other green technologies,” said Renee Eaton, CEO of RapidMade.

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Maryland Comptroller Presents Proclamation to Baltimore-area Manufacturer Zentech Manufacturing Inc. in Windsor Mill

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Comptroller Peter Franchot toured Zentech Manufacturing Inc. on July 31 and presented a proclamation, which recognized the business’ contributions to the community, to company president Matt Turpin.

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Register: Join WTCI and RMI to get an inside look at General Motors

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.

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Green Team Member Medifast: A Great Weight-Loss and Energy-Reduction Model 

Medifast2Dr. 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.

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RMI Green Team Member Maryland Thermoform Prides Itself on Innovation and Custom Solutions

Maryland ThermoformAt 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.

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RMI’s NextGenM Energy Forum Recap

Leading Maryland Manufacturers Publicly Endorse RMI Energy Efficiency Approach
Companies in RMI program project annual savings of $597,000

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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.

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Green Team Member U.S. Gypsum Continues to Create Innovative Products

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For more than 110 years, Chicago-based United States Gypsum (a subsidiary of USG Corporation) has been a leader in producing innovative construction materials like Ultra Lightweight drywall and joint compound used throughout the residential and commercial environment. While you’re strolling the aisles of Home Depot, you’re sure to see USG’s unique Ultra Lightweight products on display. Or, while you’re visiting the new Disney’s Cruise Line Terminal or NASCAR’s new Hall of Fame, you will see USG products prominently featured in their design construction.

But, did you know that U.S. Gypsum also had its hand in the construction of the tallest building in the world?

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Register for RMI’s NextGenM Energy Forum – June 3, 2014

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Manufacturers: Looking to save money on your energy spend? Look no further than our “NextGen-M Energy Forum,” which we are hosting in partnership with the Maryland Energy Administration. Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley will serve as the event’s keynote speaker.

The event will also feature 12 leading Maryland manufacturing companies who are committed to our energy efficiency program.

In addition to Governor O’Malley, Abigail Hopper, Director of the Maryland Energy Administration, will also speak.
Don’t miss out on the forum, which will offer practical and tested ways to cut costs through the reduction of energy spending.

Get more information on the event here.

Apply for the 2014 Maryland Green Registry Leadership Award

Screen Shot 2014-04-09 at 10.30.43 AMEach year, the Maryland Green Registry Leadership Award is presented to worthy organization that shows  a strong commitment to sustainability, improvement and measurable results.

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Northrop Grumman’s Gloria A. Flach keynote speaker at Women in NextGen Manufacturing & Engineering Forum

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With years of industry experience and leadership roles under her belt, Gloria A. Flach is set to bring her extensive knowledge to RMI’s “Women in NextGen Manufacturing & Engineering” event as the forum’s keynote speaker. With Northrop Grumman since 1981, Flach has flourished, and she is now the corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman’s Electronic Systems sector.

Northrop Grumman is a world leader in defense electronics systems. Flach oversees the Electronic Systems sector’s business operations in areas such as defense electronics, airspace management systems, navigation systems, radar and self protection systems, communications systems, marine systems, space systems, oceanic and naval systems, government systems and logistics services. She is a member of the company’s Corporate Policy Council.

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