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CARDIN BRINGS “MADE IN MARYLAND” SPOTLIGHT TO PRINCE GEORGE’S
“Maryland Small Businesses are Creating and Sustaining Jobs for Marylanders”
,U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, will visit masonry block manufacturer Ernest Maier, Inc. in Bladensburg, MD,to tour their facility and sit down with local small businesses and community leaders during a roundtable discussion. Throughout the summer, Senator Cardin has been touring manufacturers and small businesses throughout the state. “I plan to listen and bring ideas back to Washington so the federal government can better assist these great companies as they strive to be the best and most innovative in their field,” Senator Cardin said. “At such an important time for America’s economic recovery, ‘Made in Maryland’ is my way to highlight the diverse products being produced in our great state and adding to the growth of our economy.
WHAT: Senator Cardin Visit to Ernest Maier, Inc. and
Roundtable with Local Small Businesses
WHERE: 4700 Annapolis Road, Bladensburg, MD
Ernest Maier is a full service masonry supply house that caters to professional masonry contractors of commercial, industrial and residential construction. Family-owned and operated, Ernest Maier has become one of the best and most trusted masonry block manufacturers serving the Washington DC metropolitan area. We provide concrete solutions to meet the needs of contractors, architects, designers and homeowners.
· Ernest Maier is a family-owned and operated full service masonry supply house that caters to professional masonry contractors of commercial, industrial and residential construction. DC metropolitan area.
· The company has 145 employees, has two factories that make the cinder blocks used in foundations for homes and walls for schools and chain stores. The firm also supplies flagstone and other decorative concrete products for home patios, sidewalks and driveways.
· President Obama visited Ernest Maier in 2010 in a speech on the economy and the importance of small businesses. He highlighted the fact that through the "Great Recession," Ernest Maier was able to hire more employees, build a new manufacturing facility, pay for his employees health insurance, maintain a retirement plan, invest in plant and equipment, give to charity, and preserve the soul of the business.