As a recipient of the Regional Manufacturing Institute (RMI’s) Maryland Manufacturing Champion Award, Equipment Development Company, Inc. (EDCO) was recognized for their increasing growth through visionary leadership. According to Jodie Bollinger, Business Development Specialist for the Frederick County Office of Economic Development, “EDCO is a leader in the manufacturing industry and has had a significant impact on Frederick’s economy for over 58 years. EDCO’s visionary leadership has put the company solidly on a path of dramatic growth and success.”
EDCO is a family-owned, global company, established in Frederick in 1959. They specialize in the design and manufacture of equipment for surface preparation, repair and sawing of concrete, asphalt, masonry and steel. With an expanded workforce and 45 products, EDCO recently added a second shift to accommodate their growth. They value the importance of Lean, eliminating waste from the manufacturing process and have implemented Lean Training for all their employees. EDCO operates within a culture of inclusivity, empowering employees to develop new ideas for success of the company. EDCO’s succession plan and hands on training approach pairs millennials and senior employees, paving the way to continued industry leadership.
As Frederick County’s manufacturing ecosystem continues to grow, so does innovation and opportunities. The Frederick County Office of Economic Development is committed to support and provide resources for manufacturers to grow and succeed. Call our office at 301-600-1058 or visit our website at www.discoverfrederickmd.com/manufacturing for information on Frederick’s manufacturing industry.