Profiles of the 2018 Champions of Maryland Manufacturing

During 2018, RMI received 280 nominations for Champions of Maryland Manufacturing and selected the top Champions from each nomination category. The top 39 Champions of Maryland Manufacturing were recognized in each of the following nomination categories: Community Engagement, Emerging Leaders, Energy & Sustainability, Growth & Productivity, International Business, Manufacturing Technology (Industry 4.0), STEM Student Advocate and Talent Attraction.  Champions were recognized at the RMI Champions Gala Awards Ceremony and featured in Champions of Maryland Manufacturing Yearbook.

These Champion profiles help us tell the story of the good work happening in Maryland manufacturing today.  See profiles below:

Growth at Strouse Corporation, of Carroll County, is unprecedented with revenue gains of 58 percent in the last three years.

The Strouse Corporation designs and manufactures pressure-sensitive adhesive solutions. A 3M Preferred Converter of pressure sensitive adhesive/flexible materials, Strouse solves complex problems for medical, automotive, electronics, industrial, aerospace, and military industries. Known for superior product performance backed by a quality management system registered to ISO 9001:2008 standards and ISO 13485:2016 registration, Strouse’s growth is unprecedented with revenue gains of 58 percent in the last three years, 55 percent capacity increase, and a staggering 21 percent improvement in productivity. Continuous focus on productivity, next level automation, and quality allow for double-digit growth projections the next few years, making Strouse a capable global competitor. Susan Chambers, Strouse president, recently received the 3M Supplier of the Year for Woman-owned business award, highlighting outstanding performance as a 3M supplier.  www.strouse.com

 

Protenergy Natural Foods, of Dorchester County, has grown from producing a million cases a year to finishing 2018 at more than 10 million cases produced

Protenergy Natural Foods of Cambridge, Maryland drives innovation and provides state-of-the-art packaging designs that produce in a way that achieves shelf stability and best-in-class flavor and performance. Since they opened their doors in 2011, Protenergy has grown from producing a million cases a year to finishing 2018 at over 10 million cases produced. The company leverages operational excellence to grow their people and their capabilities. Protenergy’s latest expansion will launch them into the glass and can ready-to-drink beverage category nationwide.  www.protenergyfoods.com