Terumo, W.L. Gore honored by manufacturing association
— Two of Cecil County’s largest manufacturing companies will be honored as “Champions of Maryland Manufacturing” by the Regional Manufacturing Institute (RMI) of Maryland in a ceremony in Baltimore County on Nov. 30.
Terumo Medical Corporation and W. L. Gore & Associates were selected from Cecil County, said county Director of Economic Development Lisa Webb during a meeting of the county’s economic development commission at Cecil College on Wednesday morning.
“Cecil County is proud to have a thriving manufacturing industry,” she added. “Terumo and Gore are two innovative global leaders that positively contribute to the lives of people all over
the world, while providing high-quality jobs here.”
The Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland came up with the idea to recognize manufacturers who have helped created a positive image of manufacturing and helped change the way policymakers, educators and the media view the manufacturing industry in Maryland.
At least one manufacturer in each of Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City will be recognized for their accomplishments in the areas of philanthropy, innovation, creating products that improve lives, hiring an inclusive workforce, visionary leadership, culture change or STEM engagement of students interested in manufacturing careers.
A total of 140 companies will be honored as champions this year.
The event will showcase individuals, organizations and projects that best exemplify the diversity of manufacturing in Maryland. Each champion will also be featured in the 2016 RMI Champions of Maryland Manufacturing Yearbook, which will be distributed at the ceremony Nov. 30 and given to lawmakers, educators and media members in RMI’s ongoing effort to enhance the image of the manufacturing industry.
“This should be a great evening for our industry,” RMI President Michael Galiazzo said earlier this week. “Every champion should know that by being part of the tribute dinner, their great stories help RMI tell the larger story of manufacturing at the county level.”
The event is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 30 at Martin’s West in Windsor Mill.