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Posted on: November 1, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Gross Mechanical Labs and PRS Guitars “Champions of Maryland Manufacturing”

November 1, 2016
Leslie Salvatori

Two Kent Island businesses, Gross Mechanical Labs and PRS Guitars, are being recognized as 2016 Champions of Maryland Manufacturing by the Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland (RMI) for changing the way policymakers, the media and educators view manufacturing in Maryland.

Acting Director of QAC Economic Development Jean Fabi said, “We value manufacturing industries in Queen Anne’s County and we appreciate what Gross Mechanical Labs and PRS continue to contribute to our community. PRS has long been active in supporting local causes. Don Gross is a member of QAC Economic Development Commission and is actively working with Chesapeake College to develop a manufacturing technology training program to develop our local workforce.”

More than 140 champions of Maryland manufacturing are being recognized in the areas of philanthropy, innovation, products that improve our lives, inclusive workforce, visionary leadership, culture change or STEM engagement of students for manufacturing careers. The Champions will be honored at RMI's November 30, Tribute to the Champions of Maryland Manufacturing event in Baltimore County.

All champions will be featured in the 2016 RMI Champions of Maryland Manufacturing Yearbook which will be distributed both at the Nov 30th event and following the event when copies will be provided to legislators, the media and educators as part of RMI’s efforts to enhance the image of the manufacturing industry.

"It’s going to be a great evening for our industry," said RMI President, Dr. Michael Galiazzo. "Every champion should know that by being part of the tribute dinner, their great stories help RMI tell the larger story of how manufacturing operates at the county level in Maryland." To see the list of champions and to register for the dinner celebration, visit the registration webpage at For more information, contact Peter Gourlay at RMI at 443-275-2489.

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