Thursday, November 19, 2009

Highly Attended Manufacturing Event held at FNP

More than 25 manufacturers attended a Lunch, Learn and Tour series event held at the Frederick News Post (FNP). Frederick County manufacturers were invited to learn more about the future of newspaper manufacturing, take a tour of the premier FNP facility and network with one another.

Shawn Wolf, Chairman of the Frederick County Manufacturers Roundtable (FCMR) and President of Wright Manufacturing spoke briefly about the FCMR organization. “We are an informal yet diverse group of manufacturers who get together to share ideas and experiences with one another and tour facilities from Frederick County’s manufacturing community.”

FCMR is a membership organization comprised of representatives from local manufacturing companies who meet to network and discuss ways to improve the competitiveness of the manufacturing industry in Frederick County.

There was a short presentation followed by a tour of the Frederick News Post. Myron Randall, FNP’s President and Owner, gave remarks on the history of the company while Ted Gregory, FNP’s Chief Operating and Financial Officer, spoke about their 144,000 square foot facility and manufacturing process. Terry Headlee, FNP’s Managing Editor, gave information regarding the newspaper publishing industry.

According to Linda Norris of Canam Steel Corporation, “This program is a great way to tour Frederick County’s manufacturing facilities and see first-hand the manufacturing practices that each company implements within their organization.”

Sponsors of the event included the Frederick County Office of Economic Development (OED) and Elk Run Winery.

For more information on the Frederick County’s manufacturing industry, visit OED’s website at