Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development
Specialty Manufacturing

Current News, Events, and Press Releases

RS BioTherapeutics Appoints Michelle L. Shuffett, M.D. as SVP of Medical and Scientific Affairs
Dean Hart, CEO of RS BioTherapeutics said, "Her diverse experience as a physician, consultant, marketer, entrepreneur, and board member, makes her a valuable addition to our leadership team."
Garrett Container Systems Anticipates Company Growth
“...we have a lot of work,” Ward said. “It exceeds our capacity here, so we have been looking at places to either buy an existing company or grow this company to give us more capacity."
Three Garrett County Businesses Recognized as Champions of Maryland Manufacturing
The Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland (RMI) has recognized three Garrett County manufacturing businesses as 2022 Champions of Maryland Manufacturing.
FireFly Farms Making Cheese in the Heart of Garrett County
FireFly Farms has been making national award-winning cheeses for the past 20 years and recently opened a new, expanded retail facility in Accident.
Maryland MEP to Host Free Information/Resource Webinar for Maryland Manufacturers
This free webinar will be held on March 31st from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Registration is required.
Allegany County Government, in Collaboration With Garrett County and the Maryland Department of Commerce, Receives $75K ARC Grant to Further Develop Western Maryland’s Outdoor Economy
The project will develop a recruitment and strategic plan to attract outdoor recreation/lifestyle manufacturing to locate, expand, and grow in Western Maryland.
RMI Launches 2020 Champions of MD Manufacturing Program
RMI is seeking stories submitted by individuals, companies, organizations, agencies, & academic/training entities of their manufacturing-related efforts of innovation, leadership, & transformation.
Garrett College Hosting Manufacturing Conference in October
Robert Stearns, Founder and CEO of Powerful Potential International, a leadership development and organizational development consulting and training company, will be the keynote speaker.
Mike Koch Recognized as Emerging Leader by RMI
The Regional Manufacturing Institute of MD (RMI) recently recognized Michael Koch, President of FireFly Farms, as an Emerging Leader in Manufacturing and named him one of RMI's 2018 Champions of MD.
Simon Pearce to Mark 20 Years in Oakland
“I started making glass because of the human quality you find in real handmade glass," founder Simon Pearce said. “We are proud to be part of the vibrant Deep Creek community.”
Manufacturing-Focused Job Fair to be Held May 11th
A Manufacturing-Focused Job Fair will be held on May 11th, at Allegany College of Maryland.
Proximity Detection Systems Now Crucial for Operating a Safe Mining Site
Strata Worldwide, a global leader in mine safety innovation, has been working internationally and locally to improve safety in the mining industry through advanced technologies.
Regional Manufacturing Roundtable to be Held December 5th
Manufacturing business throughout the tri-state area are invited to attend a Regional Manufacturing Roundtable at Allegany College on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Griffon Corporation Completes Acquisition of ClosetMaid
Griffon Corporation announced on Monday that it has acquired ClosetMaid and plans to keep the maker of home storage and organization products headquartered in Ocala.
Simon Pearce Commemorate Pieces Available
In partnership with the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce, Simon Pearce has created three specially designed glassware products to help commemorate the 50th annual Autumn Glory Festival.