Paving a Path to Growth in 2014 - Growing Jobs & Revenue in Manufacturing

In American Manufacturing

Drew Greenblatt on January 27, 2014



Marlin Steel ICIC 100 2013 Marlin Steel has won the Inner City 100 award for fastest growing companies in the Inner City two years in a row.

ICIC showcases Marlin Steel, one of the fastest-growing urban businesses in America, sharing experiences & decisions that have paved paths to sustainable growth.

Loren Feldman, Small Business Editor of The New York Times will lead an interactive discussion with multi-year Inner City 100 winner Drew Greenblatt, president of Baltimore-based Marlin Steel Wire Products.

Loren Feldman is an editor and writer, specializing in digital journalism and entrepreneurship. Since 2009, he has been creating and building a Web portal for The New York Times that focuses on small businesses and entrepreneurship, including the You’re the Boss small business blog. He has also been web editor of both Inc. magazine and Fast Company magazine.

Under Drew Greenblatt's leadership, Marlin Steel's revenues have grown six times since he bought the company in 1998 despite disruptive changes in their biggest market. After the popular Atkins Diet reduced the demand for bagels, Marlin Steel completely transformed its product line of wire bagel baskets and expanded to serve large buyers. The company now manufactures a variety of custom wire baskets , wire forms and sheet metal fabrications for industrial giants, including Caterpillar, Pfizer, Merck and Toyota.

Thursday, January 30th

8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

University of Maryland BioPark
1st Floor Conference Center
801 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Program and breakfast will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. Space is limited to the first one-hundred registrants. All program attendees will receive a complementary gift card from our event sponsor, Staples and learn about the 2014 launch of the Inner City 100.

Author: Drew Greenblatt
Drew Greenblatt
Drew Greenblatt bought Marlin Steel Wire Products in 1998 when it was a small maker of a commodity product. Since then, it has grown revenue seven-fold. In the face of challenges to the global economy, Marlin Steel has invested more than $3.5 million in robotics in a quest for quality and speed.

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