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image of shrink-wrapped spongeby Rick Johnson, Business Development Representative
Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development

The next time you open a pack of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, pay close attention to the inner wrapping. Notice the thin brown paper that helps seal in the candy's freshness. How does each packet get cut to perfection? For this precision, thank Mann-Pak, a veteran and family-owned packaging company in Middle River. 

Mann-Pak wraps more than just peanut butter cups. Thousands of products in grocery stores are sealed in shrink-wrapped packages from Mann-Pack, including paper towels, sponges, tissue multi-packs, confectionery wraps, and baked goods. In fact, Mann-Pak provides flexible packaging for major food industries and industrial organizations around the world. 

Products include Go-Green packaging that uses a proprietary process that reduces CO2 emissions by using less material and less energy. 

In business for more than 25 years, the company has become one of four major sources in the country for printing shrink film products in multiple markets. These markets include, poultry, bakery, candy, dairy, light industrial, and home table top paper goods. Mann-Pack serves companies internationally, including firms in South America, Mexico, Canada, and Asia.

Mann-Pak is proud to be known as a veteran-owned business. Working with the Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development, Mann-Pak's goal is to hire veterans to fill positions in their production operation, with significant growth forecast for 2015.

Although a small company now, Mann-Pak is capable of big things. And they’ll keep on helping those peanut butter cups stay fresh!  

For more information on locating in Baltimore County, contact the Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development at businesshelp@baltimorecountymd.gov, call 410-887-8000 or visit online at www.BaltimoreCountyBusiness.com.


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Julia Lynton-Brown, Talent Management Coordinator, Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development

Let’s face it. Looking for a job can be a challenging, frustrating and sometimes lonely effort. Baltimore County’s Workforce Development Centers can help. Clients who visit the County’s Eastpoint, Hunt Valley or Liberty Center in Randallstown will experience a warm and friendly team of career professionals to assist with services such as professional development seminars, career counseling, resume review and job interview assistance. By registering in the Maryland Workforce Exchange (MWE), jobseekers can also have access to employment opportunities, onsite recruitment events and timely labor market information.

Companies with jobs to fill work with Baltimore County’s Business Services team to connect with talented workers through free, customized onsite recruitments. Recent opportunities ranged from corporate call centers to manufacturing, with informational and interviewing sessions for companies such as McCormick, Toyota Financial, BD (Becton Dickinson) and Access Receivables.

“Strategic partnerships among the County’s Business Services team, Workforce Development Centers and our business partners have resulted in full-time opportunities offering competitive wages and benefits for many of our customers” said Leo Martinelli, Hunt Valley Workforce Development Center Manager.

Outreach and pre-screening by center staff is key to ensuring businesses meet well qualified candidates. BD and Toyota Financial have returned twice and hired qualified candidates as a direct result of workforce recruitment sessions. Access Receivables, one of the most recent businesses to partner with Economic and Workforce Development, hired additional workforce candidates.

“All service related businesses revolve around the ability to find, hire and train excellent people. In our experience with the Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development, we’ve achieved our hiring goals. We believe this success was entirely due to our partnership with the County and a mutual understanding of this business challenge, said Kevin Gillespie, Vice President of Access Receivables in Hunt Valley. “It is our hope to continue this partnership, as their dedicated team of professionals have built an excellent model for local employers, the local workforce and the entire community.”

“This has been one of the most successful methods for us to find and hire the talent needed to fill our Corporate Call Center opportunities,” states Scott Brooke, Talent Acquisition Consultant for Toyota Financial Services in Owings Mills.

“The talent is always professional and well prepared for the interview,” added Cindy Denholm, HR Partner for BD in Sparks.

Whether you are looking for a job or a company looking for qualified candidates, Baltimore County Economic and Workforce Development can provide free, professional help. Details and resources for job seekers and businesses are available online or by calling 410-887-8000.


photo Sara Trenery, Business Development Representative
Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development

Baltimore County has long been a prime spot for companies specializing in advanced electronics, radar, and microwave technologies.  These often low-key businesses operate “under the radar,” so to speak, designing, engineering, manufacturing and servicing equipment used by the Department of Defense. Here’s a look at a company that crossed the pond and found Baltimore County to be the perfect location for their specialized tech business.

TMD Technologies is one of the world's leading designers and manufacturers of specialized parts for radar and electronic warfare applications, as well as advanced commercial microwave amplifiers for EMC testing, scientific and medical applications. Last year, the UK-based company established its first U.S. subsidiary, TMD Technologies LLC, in Baltimore County.  Based in Halethorpe, the new subsidiary offers a significant benefit to U.S. customers, bringing local technical support, repair and product support, dealing with export compliance and handling classified interchanges.

TMD has sold a large number of microwave products to U.S. customers over many years and the company recognized the desirability of having a North American office to service its U.S. customers more efficiently and effectively. The company looked at sites in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware before selecting the Beltway Business Park in Halethorpe. Access to federal decision makers and defense contractors and a prime location at the intersection of I-695 and I-95 near BWI Marshall Airport were attractive to the U.K.-headquartered company.

"TMD's success in the U.S. radar and electronic warfare (EW) market has been exceptional.  Enhancing TMD's U.S. support presence to better serve our customers is extremely exciting and Baltimore County was the right location for this facility," said Mike Farley, CEO of the TMD Technologies U.S.  

For more information on locating in Baltimore County, contact the Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development at businesshelp@baltimorecountymd.gov, call 410-887-8000 or visit online at www.BaltimoreCountyBusiness.com.


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