Frederick Manufacturers Named 'Champions'

Frederick had an impressive showing at the Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland 2018 Champions of MD Manufacturing Gala.

A huge congratulations to the City of Frederick’s STULZ Air Technology Systems, Inc. on receiving the prestigious award for Energy and Sustainability.

We were proud to have the inspiring company of our Frederick County neighbors as well -- as Jodie Bollinger of the Frederick County Office of Economic Development was honored as an Emerging Leader, and Rooster Bio, a graduate of FITCI, received the award for Growth and Productivity. 

The below excerpts regarding our local honorees are taken from RMI’s 2018 Champions of Maryland Manufacturing Yearbook. For more information about the Regional Manufacturing Institute & the 2018 Champions of Maryland Manufacturing event, read here.


Energy & Sustainability

Champions in this category are manufacturing companies or individuals that have or who have, significantly increased energy savings or helped to reduce carbon footprint within manufacturing facilities.

STULZ Air Technology Systems

“STULZ, a leader in the design and manufacture of environmental control equipment, produces the STULZ CAH-1080, the industry’s leading air handling product for delivering savings on customers’ energy bills. STULZ is recognized for sustainability leadership and action. The company implemented an auger-compactor system to consolidate seven tons weekly of packaging wood waste, now incinerated at a power plant for energy recovery instead of going into the local landfill, reducing waste pickup by 80 percent. STULZ switched to LED shop lighting and reduced average daily power consumption nearly seven percent while doubling LUX in the work space. Installation of approximately 2309 solar panels on the roof on their over 200,000 SF facility in the City of Frederick generates greater than 20% of the total electricity usage.“ Read more here.


Emerging Leader

Champions in this category are individuals or organizations who have made a dynamic impact on the future direction of a manufacturing company or the manufacturing industry.

Jodie Bollinger

Frederick County Office of Economic Development

“Jodie Bollinger of the Frederick County Office of Economic Development has been an advocate and voice for the manufacturing industry for over 20 years. She continues to lead the Frederick County Manufacturers Round-table, bringing manufacturers together to learn from experts and to tour and learn about each other’s facilities. Dedicated to growing the industry, she brings a team approach to retaining County manufacturers and attracting new companies in the industry - partnering with the Maryland Department of Commerce, the Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland, the Maryland World Class Consortia, and the Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership. She was instrumental in Frederick’s manufacturing EARN Grant, and works closely with Frederick County Workforce Services, and Frederick Community College in providing customized training programs.” Read more here.

Growth & Productivity

Champions in this category are organizations or individuals that provided extraordinary leadership resulting in transformative productivity successes for manufacturing companies.

Rooster Bio, Inc

“RoosterBio was founded in 2013 to radically change how stem cells are made and used by executing to a strategic stem cell manufacturing technology roadmap. RoosterBio products are designed to enhance customers’ manufacturing efficiencies and radically streamline product development and stem cell based therapeutics supply chain. The company aims to impact the emerging Regenerative Medicine Industry to the level Intel impacted the computer industry. Championing the concepts that stem cells are having a “transistor moment” as a technology segment, RoosterBio has commercialized first-in-class products that demonstrate 10-100X scale enhancements and 10-50X productivity gains compared to existing products. Their products are truly ushering in a new era of productivity in the field, setting the stage for a sustainable Regenerative Industry based on innovations in manufacturing sciences. “ Read more here.