CARDIN CELEBRATES MARYLAND MANUFACTURING AND INNOVATION IN
ADVANCE OF LABOR DAY
Washington, DC— Just days before America celebrates Labor Day 2013 and the contributions of American labor to our nation's economic and social growth, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, visited two Maryland manufacturers who are benefiting from their innovation and dedication to their workforce. Stops at the Atlas Container Corp in Severn (Anne Arundel County) and Ernest Maier Inc. in Bladensburg (Prince George's County) were the latest on Senator Cardin's "Made in Maryland" tour to highlight the diverse manufacturers and small businesses throughout the state.
"We manufacture the best products in the world in the U.S. and we do it right here in Maryland. ‘Made in Maryland’ is my way to highlight the diverse products being produced in our state by great innovators, especially small businesses, and the hard-working men and women who make it all possible. Small businesses like Atlas Container and Ernest Maier create jobs, value their workers, and reinvest in our local communities. For the sake of our national and refional economies, the federal government has a responsibility to better assist these great companies as they strive to be the best and most innovative in their field."
Atlas Container is a manufacturer of high-quality corrugated packaging and display products located in Severn. With over 200 employees, 2,000 customers and 60,000 orders per year, Atlas has grown nearly 25% per year for over a decade – more than eight times faster than its industry's average. Atlas has a commitment to sustainable packaging, employing environmentally friendly practices that emphasize efficient resource usage, renewable energy and recycling.
Ernest Maier is a full service masonry supply house that caters to professional masonry contractors of commercial, industrial and residential construction. Family-owned and operated, Ernest Maier has become one of the best and most trusted masonry block manufacturers serving the Washington DC metropolitan area. They provide concrete solutions to meet the needs of contractors, architects, designers and homeowners.