As part of our #BuyLocalMD series this holiday season, the Maryland Department of Commerce hopes to inspire you to explore the small businesses in your own community. With only 10 employees, one of Frederick County’s smallest manufacturers is landing some of the biggest names in retail. Mama Biscuit’s, the first
Find additional coverage, celebrating the State’s industrial heritage and today’s innovators, during Maryland Manufacturing Month. From crab pots to advanced telecommunications components, Harford Systems, Inc. produces a diverse selection of custom manufactured metal products. But despite its massive facility filled with machinery, Harford Systems president Ralph Ahrens claims it’s the employees who
A sweet fact—14 percent of the nation’s sugar is processed right here in Maryland. Domino Foods, a mainstay of Baltimore’s skyline for over 90 years, refines more than 6.5 million pounds of raw sugar a day. Its facility, which blends new technology with historic factory space, employs roughly 620 people.
The Christmas season is crunch time at Wockenfuss Candies in Baltimore City. The month of December alone accounts for roughly 28 percent of the manufacturer’s annual sales. And yet Paul Wockenfuss appears calm on a recent weekday morning, surveying a few dozen employees on the production floor of his Harford
Why climb the corporate ladder when you can take the stairs? Duvinage, a renowned Hagerstown-based producer of circular and spiral stairs, recently acquired Sharon Stairs of Akron, Ohio. The deal caught the attention of the Maryland chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth, which awarded Duvinage its Deal of the Year
Take a closer look at your cocktail sauce. Especially if you’re eating it at a Maryland restaurant, Philip Tulkoff is going to bet some component of that horseradishy condiment passed through his factory before arriving on your plate. “We’re used by all the major food service distributors right here in