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November 6, 2007 Hunt Valley, MD    REGISTER
Small Maryland Manufacturer Makes Money by Going $Green

Recycling is Key to Profits for Marlin Steel Wire Products


Don't miss this opportunity to hear from a great Maryland role model for small business looking to "go green," Marlin Steel Wire Products.  The president of the company, Drew Greenblatt, will be a featured speaker at the November 6 Going $Green with Maryland Manufacturing Event. 


The company grossed almost $3 million in sales in 2006, manufacturing wire baskets and hooks for industrial users at its only factory, in Baltimore. All of its products are made only from recycled steel wire.  Marlin Wire buys steel wire coils made from recycled steel from old cars, refrigerators, and washing machines. Marlin's designers and robots convert the coil into precisely engineered wire products for industrial users like General Motors, Honeywell, Boeing, Toyota, Siemens, Roche, Novartis, Baxter and Pfizer.


These products are re-used many times by the customers to carry, secure, or wash materials in their robotic, high-tech manufacturing plants since they are sturdy enough to withstand the punishment of such vigorous factory applications, reducing the waste from their plants associated with plastic and/or wooden substitutes.


In addition, Marlin helps manufacturing sustainability within their own factory by re-cycling all scrap steel for re-sale to dealers who pay good prices for the scrap. According to Greenblatt, "We have turned scrap from a nuisance when I started in 1998 into a most-welcome profit center today. We segregate stainless and plain steel to get the higher prices for stainless, we incentivize our employees to minimize the scrap, and we shop for the best scrap prices. Every little bit helps in the competitive wire-fabrication business. Besides being good for our profits, it reduces our environmental footprint at the same time." 


Marlin Steel Wire Products has been highlighted by the National Association of Manufacturers as a leader for small industry and in September was honored  by Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon and Baltimore County Executive Jim Smith as a winner of the Baltimore Regional Employer Award.


Event Sponsors and Partners










The Regional Manufacturing Institute (RMI) of Maryland
PO Box 476
Hunt Valley, MD 21030

Board of Directors

Tom Gallagher
GM Powertrain Baltimore

Vice Chairman
Susan Ganz
Lion Brothers

Treasurer/ Secretary
John Raut
GM Powertrain Baltimore

Executive Director
Mike Galiazzo

Jim Burnette
Alliance Engineering

Joe Hart
AAI Corporation

Jenny Regan
Key Technologies

Peter Gourlay
Manufacturing Today Magazine

Robert Noble
Northrop Grumman

Mark Habicht
Kirk-Habicht Company

Kenneth Iwanowski
Mittal Steel

Ken Burch
TIME Center

Scott Macdonald
Maryland Thermoform

Fred Swanner

Kay Burch
Northrop Grumman

Ed Fangman
Baltimore County Workforce Development

Sandra Kurtinitis
The Community College of Baltimore County

Jarrett Leeb
Jarrett Industries

Art Stowe
Printing and Graphics Assn. Mid-Atlantic

Daniel Goldberger
Grant Thornton LLP

Fred Whiton
Northrop Grumman

Cliff Ishmael
Strategic HR

C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger
Congressman, 2nd District

Keith Hargrove
Morgan State University

James Smith
Baltimore County

Joan Hatfield
Baltimore County

David Iannucci
Baltimore County
Economic Development

Todd Sabin
Baltimore APICS

Lou Kistner
MD Industrial Technology Alliance

Roland Woodward
Baltimore Museum
of Industry

Joseph Hairston
Baltimore County Schools

Katharine Oliver
MD. State Department of Ed.

Ron Hawkins
Maryland Technology Extension Service

Diane Young
Sollers Point Technical High

Going $Green with
Maryland Manufacturing

A Conference for Maryland's Manufacturing Stakeholders


November 6, 2007

7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Valley Mansion,
Hunt Valley, MD 21030

RMI's Going $Green with Maryland Manufacturing initiative is aimed at providing peer-to-peer models of Maryland-based manufacturers that are using a variety of energy efficiency, recycling and clean technology approaches to increase their profitability.

Featuring Maryland Manufacturing Stakeholders:

  • Baltimore County Executive Jim Smith and Economic Development Director David Iannucci
  • Green Manufacturing Leaders: General Motors; Lockheed Martin; Coca Cola and Marlin Wire
  • University-Manufacturing Partnerships through Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland, Towson University, Community College of Baltimore County and TIME Center
  • Christopher Park, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP and author of creating the Wholly Sustainable Enterprise
  • Green Manufacturing Resources from the US Environmental Protection Agency, Maryland Department of Environment, National Institute Standards and Technology and the Maryland-Asia Environmental Partnership
  • Exhibits of Green technologies, products and services

Be sure not to miss this very timely event.

Click Here to Register Now...

Going Green, Marlin Steel Wire


To inquire about sponsorship opportunities,
contact Mike Galiazzo at 410-771-8111 or or
Peter Gourlay at 301-305-3700 or


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Sustainable Manufacturing - Hooks, Wire Forms, Hangers Continually Reused by Vendor, No Disposable Plastic or Petroleum-Based Materials yielding AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS
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Case Study for Disposable Past: 30,000,000 Patrons watch movie using disposable 3-D glasses, producing 893 tons of waste, requiring 128 garbage trucks
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