Marlin Steel was named the top medium-sized “Technology Implementer” in the 2013 VOLTAGE awards presented in the Greater Baltimore region by SmartCEO magazine.
Marlin was one of nine winners from among 29 finalists, who generate a total of about $50 billion in annual revenue and employ more than 177,000 people. The annual awards spotlight business success in leveraging technology. The finalists are recognized, the organization said, “for their creative vision, leadership philosophies, innovative strategizing and undeniable work ethic.”
“Technology is a big driver of our transformation at Marlin Steel,” said company President Drew Greenblatt. “We’ve invested $3.5 million in state-of-the-art automation to maximize our precision and speed in building material-handling containers for many industries. Continue reading →
Marlin Steel is featured twice in the latest issue of Baltimore SmartCEO magazine. Marlin Steel President Drew Greenblatt is featured in a column by Rebecca Kirkman about CEO “aha moments” that propelled big ideas. Marlin Steel is also named as a finalist for a SmartCEO VOLTAGE award. Marlin is a finalist in the mid-size “Technology Implementer” category along with Protech Associates and TEDCO, the Maryland technology Development Corp. The awards are presented at an event next week. Continue reading →
Zoetis, a subsidiary of the global pharmaceutical company Pfizer, is the largest producer of medicine and vaccinations for pets and livestock. At one of its processing facilities, portable pumps are used to transfer medicine into vials.
The pumps were being transported through the facility in various containers. Managers found that the pumps — sensitive instruments with tight tolerances — were being fractured during movement. Zoetis engineers initially considered fabricating a container in-house, but were led to Marlin Steel online. Continue reading →
We’d made sure some of the German journalists who have visited Marlin Steel in recent months to take the pulse of American manufacturing had seen our press release this week about the new German version of our website. We made that addition because we sell material handling solutions to industrial users in Germany and to German-owned plants in America as well.
We got a kick out of the response from correspondent Timo Fuchs. He visited from ARD German Broadcasting, the second largest public broadcaster in the world after the BBC. He reported a piece here in December on the impact of the then-looming fiscal cliff on small business and manufacturing.
“Great,” he wrote us about our new site. “Now you can finally learn words like ‘pulverbeschichteten Oberflächen!’” Continue reading →
We issued a press release this morning about the recent translation of our Marlin Steel website into German to better serve our international market. We earlier added Spanish and Japanese versions accessible at marlinsteel.com
“We wanted to be able to better accommodate our German-speaking customers abroad and in the U.S.,” said Drew Greenblatt, president of Marlin Steel. “We regularly interact with industrial and automotive companies and suppliers in Germany as well as at American plants owned by German companies.” Continue reading →
As John Bernaden, a Rockwell spokesman and vice-chairman of the coalition, recounted, the group expected some anxiety about robotics and their impact on jobs based on focus groups they held prior to conducting the national survey. Still, they were surprised by the level of negativity about robotic advances in manufacturing.
Two-thirds of more than 1,000 people surveyed said that automation made no difference or hurt the economy. Even higher-income respondents, who weren’t expected to be as threatened by automation, seemed to feel that way: One-third of people surveyed with incomes over $100,000 had a negative view as did one-quarter of college graduates. ORC International of Princeton, N.J. polled 1,009 adults. Continue reading →