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RMI’s Manufacturing Disruption Mitigation Assistance

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Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland (RMI) and Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) Launch Cost-Free Air Handling Assistance Program for Maryland Manufacturers

Manufacturers can potentially reduce the risk of business disruption from COVID-19 by improving facility air flow, filtration & ventilation. RMI’s Manufacturing Disruption Mitigation Assistance (MDMA) can help eligible Maryland manufacturers with this process. (View shareable MDMA flyer here.)

Through our MDMA, our contracted team of engineering professionals:

• Provide an in-depth, onsite assessment of a manufacturer’s site and system operations related to ventilation and energy efficiency.
• Identify solutions (e.g., HVAC system upgrades) and a strategy for improving facility air flow, filtration & ventilation.
• Identifying opportunities to increase energy efficiency.
• Assist in identifying and applying for funding resources (e.g., tax incentives, rebates, grants, loans, etc.) for the identified opportunities, solutions and strategies.

All at no cost to participating eligible manufacturers!

RMI’s MDMA is your next resource to ensure production continuity and your competitive edge…all at no cost to you!

Are you a Maryland manufacturer interested in this program? Complete and submit this MDMA Interest Form and a member of RMI’s MDMA team will be in touch with you.

Questions? Email stacey@rmiofmaryland.com.

* Must be a Maryland manufacturer to participate. Other restrictions may apply. RMI can help determine eligibility. Contact stacey@RMIofmaryland.com for assistance.

Join us for a MDMA Program Overview Webinar

Tune into one of the webinars below for a brief overview on: how air handling can impact the risk for COVID-19 in a manufacturing facility; strategies for improving facility air flow, filtration and ventilation; and RMI & MEA’s Manufacturing Disruption Mitigation Assistance (MDMA) no-cost program for air ventilation related efforts. Presented by Larry Schoen, PA, Fellow, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and RMI Energy Engineer, Bob Barazotto, RMI Energy Engineer. Though a variety of dates are provided for the webinar, the same information will be covered in each. 

Wednesday, March 3, 9:30-10:30 a.m. REGISTER HERE
Thursday, March 11, 9:30-10:30 a.m.REGISTER HERE
Tuesday, March 16, 9:30-10:30 a.m.REGISTER HERE
Wednesday, March 24, 9:30-10:30 a.m.REGISTER HERE

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RMI’s 2021 Calendar of Events

RMI’s 2021 Calendar of Events

With COVID-19 restrictions in place, RMI will be hosting a majority of our events virtually in 2021. One exception thus far is our Golf Classic in May which will be an in-person event. Additionally, we are aiming to host a “Celebration of Manufacturing” in late November in person, but we have scheduled a back-up date for March 2022 if we are not able to bring a large group together in November this year.

Below is a list of our events scheduled thus far. Others may be in the planning stages and will be added soon, so check back regularly for new event announcements and details.

Champions of MD Manufacturing Webinar
March 4, 2021 | 9:30-10:45 AM

As part of Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland’s (RMI) 2020 Champions of Maryland Manufacturing program, a series of monthly webinars will be offered in November 2020 through May 2021. Join RMI for this February webinar as we feature Champions of Maryland Manufacturing who have demonstrated great leadership in their resiliency efforts in the manufacturing industry.

       

Manufacturing Disruption Mitigation Assistance Overview Webinar
March 3, 11, 16 & 24 | 9:30-10:30 AM

Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland (RMI) and Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) have launched a cost-free air handling assistance program for Maryland manufacturers. Manufacturers can potentially reduce the risk of business disruption from COVID-19 by improving facility air flow, filtration & ventilation. RMI’s Manufacturing Disruption Mitigation Assistance (MDMA) can help eligible Maryland manufacturers with this process. Tune into any one our MDMA Overview Webinars for more information.

Technology in Manufacturing Virtual Conference
 May 6, 2021 | 8:00 AM -12:00 PM

      

Golf Classic
May 13, 2021 | 8:00 AM Shotgun Start

      

Virtual Manufacturing Job Fair
April 8, 2021 | 10 AM – 2 PM

Presented by RMI, in partnership with Baltimore County Department of Economic & Workforce Development and CCBC, this virtual job fair will connect job seekers with open positions at Baltimore County manufacturing companies. 100’s of jobs in operations, manufacturing, engineering, product development, finance, administration, sales, customer service and more.

      

Celebration of Manufacturing
November 18, 2021 | 5:00-8:30 PM

The “Celebration of Maryland Manufacturing” will be a festive occasion. We’ll be celebrating RMI’s 30 years championing the State’s manufacturing industry as well as the individuals, companies, organizations, government entities and academia who have contributed to our efforts along the way.

      

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RMI’s Champions of MD Manufacturing Webinar Series

As part of Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland’s (RMI) 2020 Champions of Maryland Manufacturing program, a series of monthly webinars will be offered in November 2020 through June 2021. Each will address one of the seven Champion story categories which represent topics of importance to Maryland’s manufacturing industry. And each will include the Champions of MD Manufacturing People’s Choice Award category winners along with a few other companies or organizations selected by RMI.

Want to support these webinars, even moderate one, and put your company/organization/agency/academic institution in the spotlight?  Get sponsorship details here. Note: All sponsorships include opportunity for sponsor to address attendees during the webinar.

Webinar Schedule:

November 24, 2020: Fighting COVID-19 – Read all Champions of MD Manufacturing Stories in this category here.

Moderator: Mike Kelleher, Executive Director, MD MEP
Panelists: 

         This program has ended. View program recording here

December 10, 2020: Energy Efficiency & Sustainability – Read all Champions of MD Manufacturing Stories in this category here.

Moderator: Mary Beth Tung, PhD, Director, Maryland Energy Administration
Panelists:

    • Cornelius Grupp, President & CEO, C-Care, Anne Arundel County
    • Viraj Puri, Co-Founder & CEO, Gotham Greens, Baltimore County
    • John Fox, Advisor, XCo, Queen Anne’s County
    • Elena Kessi, President, Aquafin, Inc., Cecil County

          This program has ended. View program recording here

March 4, 2021 – Resiliency – Read all Champions of MD Manufacturing Stories in this category here.

Moderator: Denise O’Neill, CEO, The Alternative Board (TAB)
Panelists:

March 2021: Innovation – Read all Champions of MD Manufacturing Stories in this category here.

Moderator: Name TBD, Company TBD (sponsorship opportunity)
Panelists:

    • Name TBD, Airgility, Prince George’s County
    • Name TBD, Saft, Baltimore County
    • Name TBD, Company TBD
    • Name TBD, Company TBD

April 2021: Diversity & Inclusion – Read all Champions of MD Manufacturing Stories in this category here.

Moderator: Name TBD, Company TBD (sponsorship opportunity)
Panelists:

May 2021: Workforce – Read all Champions of MD Manufacturing Stories in this category here.

Moderator: Name TBD, Company TBD (sponsorship opportunity)
Panelists:

    • Name TBD, UMBC & MxD, Baltimore County, Read Champion story here.
    • Name TBD, Towson University, Baltimore County, Read Champion story here.
    • Neill Christopher, Acadia Windows & Doors and The ARC of Northern Chesapeake, Read Champion story here
    • Name TBD, Company TBD

June 2021: Community Engagement – Read all Champions of MD Manufacturing Stories in this category here.

Moderator: Name TBD, Company TBD (sponsorship opportunity)
Panelists:

    • Name TBD, Exelon, Calvert County
    • Name TBD, Conagra Brands, Washington County
    • Name TBD, Company TBD
    • Name TBD, Company TBD

Questions? Contact Stacey Smith, Director of Outreach & Events, at 443-844-0047 or stacey@rmiofmaryland.com.

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Champions of MD Manufacturing Webinar: Resiliency in Manufacturing

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Champions of Maryland Manufacturing Webinar #2
Resiliency in Manufacturing
March 4, 2021

9:30-10:45 a.m.

Moderator: Denise O’Neill, CEO, The Alternative Board (TAB)
Panelists:

  • Heidi Wood, VP, Chutes International*, Charles County (Read Champion story here.)
  • Jennifer Musser, Plant Team Manager, Rinker Materials*, Frederick County (Read Champion story here.)
  • Jamie Mann, President, PRS Guitars, Queen Anne’s County (Read Champion story here.)
  • Ryan Miller, President, Critical Functions, Risk & Resilience Advisors

* Winner of the 2020 Champions of Maryland Manufacturing People’s Choice Award in the “Resiliency” category. Get more People’s Choice Awards details here.

Join RMI and our Presenting Sponsor, MD Manufacturing Extension partnership (MD MEP) as we feature Champions of Maryland Manufacturing who have demonstrated great leadership in their resiliency efforts in the manufacturing industry. Attendees will hear their resiliency stories of triumph and gain valuable tips on being a resilient company in the face of today’s business challenges.

Cost: $0. Registration is required. This program is being offered via a Zoom video webinar that requires a passcode to log in. An email with log in information will be sent to all registrants within 24 hours of the date of the program. If you have any questions, please email Stacey@RMIofmaryland.com or call Stacey Smith at 443-844-0047.

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2021 Golf Classic

SPONSORS & PARTNERS

Title Sponsors

Gold Sponsor

Signage Sponsor

Supporting Sponsor

Closest to the Pin (Men’s) Sponsor

Tee Sponsors

TAI Engineering

RMI’s 2021 Golf Classic – Thursday, May 13, 2021

Countdown to Tee Off

View event flyer here. Register here. Sponsor here.

Registration/Driving Range/Breakfast: 6:30 AM
Shotgun Start:
8:00 AM
Format: Captain’s Choice Scramble

Contests | Raffles | Prizes: You could win a Ford truck, $100,000 or other prizes!

Where:
The Woodlands Golf Course, 2309 Ridge Rd, Windsor Mill, MD 21244
Diamond Ridge Golf Course, 2309 Ridge Rd #2, Baltimore, MD 21244*

* Limit is 120 golfers per course. First 120 golfers registered will be assigned to The Woodlands. Registration must reach 200 golfers in order to add the second course, Diamond Ridge. Total golfer limit for this event is 240.  

Cost: $150/golfer
Includes:

  • Cart and greens fees
  • Continental breakfast
  • Complimentary beverages – alcoholic and non-alcoholic
  • Snacks
  • After Party buffet/drinks
  • Chance to win First Place, Second Place, Third Place & Last Place team prizes.

Super Ticket: $40/golfer (optional – may be purchased with golfer registration or at event)
Includes:

  • One mulligan
  • Hole-in-one competition to win Ford Truck (value $   ) – sponsored by North American Millwright
  • Drawing participation for $100,000 Hole-in-One Shoot Out – sponsored by CFG Bank
  • Scratcher Game to win a chance to putt for $1,000
  • Longest Drive contest participation
  • Closest to Pin contest participation
  • Certificate for a complimentary Razor Golf Wedge (or $119 credit towards purchase of alternative item)
  • $10 Worldwide Golf certificate
  • One ticket for chance to win one raffle prize of your choice

Sponsorships as low as $100 available. Get details here.

Note: By registering for this event, you consent to your email being shared with the Title Sponsors (limit 2) and Gold Sponsors (limit 5). You will have the option to unsubscribe from email notifications from these sponsors upon receiving any communication from them.

Questions? Email Stacey@RMIofmaryland.com or call Stacey Smith at 443-844-0047.

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Celebration of Maryland Manufacturing

Sponsors & Partners

Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland is excited to announce we will be hosting a grand event on the evening of November 18, 2021 at Martin’s West in Baltimore.
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The “Celebration of Maryland Manufacturing” will be a festive occasion. We’ll be celebrating RMI’s 30 years championing the State’s manufacturing industry as well as the individuals, companies, organizations, government entities and academia who have contributed to our efforts along the way.

We hope you will SAVE THE DATE on your calendar and plan to join us!

Details and registration coming soon. Sponsorship information available now.

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What’s on the agenda for RMI for the remainder of 2020 and into 2021?

November 9, 2020: It’s been a busy year, with several new initiatives and programs for RMI including our inaugural Maryland Made to Wear Runway Show in February, our “New Directions for Maryland Manufacturing” Webinar Series and the 2020 Champions of Maryland Manufacturing and People’s Choice Awards that wrapped up in mid-October. So what can you expect next from RMI? Here are some of the things we’re focusing on for the remainder of 2020 and into 2021.

RMI Champions Webinar Series
RMI will host a series of monthly webinars in November 2020 through May 2021, each addressing a topic of importance to Maryland’s manufacturing industry. And each will include Champions of MD Manufacturing People’s Choice Award winners along with a few other companies or organizations selected by RMI. Get details here.

Virtual Meeting with Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot & Economist Anirban Basu
December 4, 2020 | 10-10:45 a.m.
Grab a cup of coffee and join RMI as we hear from and talk with Maryland’s Chief Fiscal Officer, Comptroller Peter Franchot, and Economist Anirban Basu via this virtual meeting. As an advocate for fiscal policies and business growth that strengthen our state’s economy, Franchot will discuss the the importance of manufacturing to our State’s economy with economic insights from Basu. Join us to discuss why making manufacturing a priority is essential to the state’s future economy. Registration opening soon.

RMI & MD MEA Energy Program
RMI continues to manage a Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) grant that provides the services of RMI’s energy engineers for manufacturing and R&D facilities in the PEPCO and Delmarva Power areas to be more energy efficient, save money, increase productivity and workplace comfort. The engineers assist with accessing rebates, tax savings, grants & loans to make the needed upgrades/modifications, providing hands-on help drafting the required applications, reviewing vendor quotes and more, at no cost to the manufacturer, R&D company or facility owner. If you’d like information on how your company might benefit from this program, contact Peter Gourlay at peter.gourlay@RMIofmaryland.com. Read Energy Program success story here. Get energy program details here.

Legislative Initiatives
We’ve been busy crafting a legislative agenda to positively impact Maryland’s manufacturing industry through the 2021 Legislative Session in Annapolis. We’ll have details to share soon. Be on the lookout for updates.

Want to be “in the know” on RMI of Maryland activities and programs? Sign up to get updates here.

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Webinar: Why Maryland’s Future Economy Needs Manufacturing

December 4, 2020
10-10:45 a.m.

Peter Franchot, Maryland Comptrioller, and Anirban Basu, Economist & Chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group, will discuss the following:

  • Importance of manufacturing to our economy today and in the future.
  • Job openings and why filling those jobs helps our economy.
  • Our future economy and making manufacturing an essential industry.
  • Opportunities for Maryland manufacturing growth

NOTE: No cost to tune in but registration is required. This program is being offered via a Zoom video webinar that requires a passcode to log in. An email with log in information and passcode will be sent to all registrants within 48 hours of the date of the program. If you have any questions, please email Stacey@RMIofmaryland.com or call Stacey Smith at 443-844-0047.

Cost: No cost but registration is required.

Sponsorships available. Contact stacey@RMIofmaryland.com for details.

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Champions of MD Manufacturing Webinar: Energy Efficiency Success Stories

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Champions of Maryland Manufacturing Webinar #2
Energy Efficiency Success Stories
December 10, 2020

9:30-10:45 a.m.

Moderator: Mary Beth Tung, Ph.D., Esq., Director, Maryland Energy Administration (MEA)
Panelists:

  • Cornelius Grupp, President & CEO, C-Care*, Anne Arundel County (Read Champion story here.)
  • Viraj Puri, Co-Founder & CEO, Gotham Greens*, Baltimore County (Read Champion story here.)
  • John Fox, Advisor, XCo*, Queen Anne’s County (Read Champion story here.)
  • Elena Kessi, President, Aquafin, Cecil County (Read Champion story here.)

* Winner of the 2020 Champions of Maryland Manufacturing People’s Choice Award in the “Energy efficiency & Sustainability” category. Get more People’s Choice Awards details here.

Join RMI and the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) as we feature Champions of Maryland Manufacturing who have demonstrated great leadership in saving energy in the manufacturing industry. You’ll hear about an innovative HVAC technology from Queen Anne’s County’s XCo and great manufacturing success stories from Cecil County’s Aquafin, Baltimore County’s Gotham Greens and Anne Arundel County’s C-Care. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear how these firms saved thousands of dollars accessing Maryland Energy Administration grant funding and other State resources to reduce their energy expenses, increase productivity, improve workplace comfort and become more sustainable enterprises.

Cost: $0  Registration is required. This program is being offered via a Zoom video webinar that requires a passcode to log in. An email with log in information will be sent to all registrants within 48 hours of the date of the program. If you have any questions, please email Stacey@RMIofmaryland.com or call Stacey Smith at 443-844-0047.