Monday, January 13, 2014

Meet S. W. Barrick & Sons

Five Questions with Jerry Blank, Vice President, S. W. Barrick & Sons

                                                      11640  Woodsboro Pike
                                                      Woodsboro, Md.  21798

How long have you been in business?
S.W. Barrick & Sons was incorporated in 1874 and has been in business for 139 years.
Laurel Sand & Gravel. Inc. purchased Barrick Quarry in 1988, 25 years.

How many employees do you have?
64 employees at our Barrick Quarry, Woodsboro facility.
6 employees at our Finksburg Rail Terminal in Finksburg, Carroll County.

Why do you believe you will continue to be successful in Frederick County?
Our goal for continuing to be successful in Frederick County can be accomplished by focusing on our customer needs and building relationships based on foundation of mutual trust and providing quality aggregate products, dependable delivery service and timely responses with practical and economical solutions for customer problems.

If your company is involved in community outreach, please share with us your involvement.
As part of the County wide 5th grade Outdoor geology Program, our company cooperates with the FCPS in sponsoring and hosting the Educational Tour Program for several thousand students per year at and thru our Barrick Quarry-Woodsboro Surface Mine. Barrick has supported and participated in this endeavor for several decades and by the end of school year 2014, estimate of over 60,000 5th grade students have been through our Woodsboro facility representing every elementary school in Frederick County.
S.W. Barrick & Sons was a primary facilitator, contributor and leader in obtaining funding for construction and completion of the Woodsboro By-Pass (rt 194).
Each year our company supports young men with aggregate materials donations, required on many community oriented projects.
Barrick continues to support various programs and projects for organizations (ie. Wounded Warriors-Homes for our troops, Glade Valley Lions Club, Frederick County 4-H center, Habitat for Humanity and Salvation Army, including aggregate materials donations for improvements to various facilities owned and /or operated by local volunteer fire & rescue groups throughout the Frederick Region.

What are you most proud of?
Proud to be an American Family owned and operated aggregates and related product and services business. Proud of our customers and our team of employees, the men and women who work to satisfy the quality product needs of those customers in Frederick and the surrounding regional market place.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Meet Ability Prosthetic & Orthotics

Five Questions with John Jacobs, Clinical Manager, Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics

73 Thomas Johnson Drive, Suite B
Frederick, MD 21702

How long have you been in business?
8 years in Frederick. Company 10 years

How many employees do you have?
2 –Frederick, 34 Company wide

Why do believe you will be successful in Frederick County?
The Frederick location was ideal for our company as it provided an opportunity to provide needed full time Orthotics and Prosthetics care to a city that services two major metropolitan communities. Our emersion in the Frederick medical community has been seamless and we have been able to provide much needed O & P services to an under served area of Maryland. The counties quality medical facilities and caregivers have helped us achieve our goals and our continued success has lead to expanding our current facility and adding more employees. 

 If your company is involved in community outreach, please give us your involvement?
We have a program were we collect used prosthetic devices from the community and have partnered with an organization that distributes them to under serviced regions and persons. Recently we were involved in a large donation to Philippines, due to the recent catastrophe.

 What are you most proud of?
How we have grown in the community the last eight years and how our services have made an impact on the citizens of Frederick County. We look forward to our future in the local community and providing quality prosthetic and orthotics services to its citizens.