Success Stories

Under Armour – Advanced Manufacturing

Under Armour’s Innovation Team is a small, innovative group within UA charged with not only innovating new products and materials but also with HOW products are made.

Dixon Valve – Pre-Apprenticeship

Dixon Valve is a more than 100 year old company located in Chestertown, MD. With several hundred employees worldwide, Dixon is a leading provider of fabricated valves and couplings.

Leadership Development

Nearly a dozen clients throughout the Baltimore area including Gable Signs, Pompeian, Strategic Factory, Tulkoff Foods, Berry Plastics, Hamilton Associates and others.

Tenax Corporation – World-Famous Company Gets its House in Order

Tenax Corporation needed to optimize and reorganize its warehouse operations layout and systems to make room for an upcoming plant expansion and the addition of a new product line.

Tulkoff Food Products, Inc. – Pollution Prevention Site Assessment

Tulkoff Food Products, Inc. manufactures condiments, sauces, and spreads, and is most famous for their horseradish sauces. Tulkoff is located in Baltimore, MD and employees approximately 72 people. Situation: Tulkoff Foods approached the MDMEP, a NIST MEP affiliate, seeking assistance in identifying opportunities for reducing water use, energy use and solid waste generation. MDMEP proposed […]

Michele’s Granola – Small Woman-Owned Business Ramps up in a New Facility

Michele’s Granola is a small, woman-owned business located in Timonium, MD that was founded in 2006. Started in the kitchen of owner Michele Tsoucalas, the company has grown steadily since its inception. The bakery team prepares 2,500 pounds of granola each day, distributed to over 250 natural food retailers, grocery stores, specialty markets and food […]

CHUTES International – Improving the Workplace

Chutes International has more than doubled sales revenue since 2010, and is aggressively pursuing all four key strategic initiatives in its bid to double sales revenue again within 5-7 years.

CHUTES International – Company to Triple in Size with New Facility

CHUTES International has more than doubled sales revenue since 2010, and is aggressively pursuing strategic initiatives in its bid to double sales revenue again within 5-7 years.

GrifTek, LLC – Services Launch Manufacturer’s Business

As a start-up, GrifTek needed guidance in business organization and startup, market research, product design and development, contract manufacturing support and marketing.

Gable Signs – Strategically Transforming the Business Model

Gable signs was going through a transformation from a sign manufacturing business into a graphics and visual communications business and as it grows into new markets it is facing challenges of priorities, focus and organizational changes.

CHUTES International – Fast-Growing Company Gains Strategic Direction

CHUTES made a strong recovery from the recession, doubling sales revenue over four years. Expecting to double revenue again in five years, the leadership team needed to define the company’s strategic direction for the first time.

Garrett Container Systems, Inc. – Accelerated Boot Camp Results in New Workers

In an effort to meet the growing demand for both their core products as well as their new product lines, Garrett Container identified a need to hire a group of new employees in a three-month time-frame.

USG Corporation – Overcoming Environmental Barriers to Export

USG had negotiated and contracted with customers in Taiwan for new sales resulting in export opportunities.