Top 50x2: EDCO and Elower-Sicilia Productions of Dance & Music

In this year’s special edition of Frederick Top 50x2, we are recognizing Frederick County’s most resilient businesses that have been serving our community for 20 years or more.  Each week we will be highlighting businesses and organizations that were selected for the publication.  These are the companies that prove that Frederick County is a great place to do business. 

100 Thomas Johnson Dr. | Frederick
Established: 1959

Founders: Leo Sawn and Ed Harding

EDCO has two divisions. 1. EDCO Fabrication is a regional provider of manufacturing services, including Laser Cutting, Forming, Welding, Powder Coating, CNC Machining, and Assembly.    2. EDCO branded construction products are sold nationally to the rental and contract industries. Our products include floor grinding, demolition, drilling, and sawing equipment.

What is your advice to a young company?

Hire trustworthy people and give them freedom to do what they do well. EDCO discovered our teams create real solutions when they have room to apply their abilities towards problems. Growth comes from teamwork, not micromanaging.

Elower-Sicilia Productions of Dance & Music, LLC
15 Water Street | Thurmont
Established: 1969

Founder: Linda Elower-Sicilia

Since opening our doors in 1969, our mission at Elower-Sicilia Productions of Dance has been to provide students of all levels with more than just dance classes, but a unique experience in which the student can grow both mentally and physically as a dancer. Our highly trained and certified instructors have a wealth of experience in teaching and performing various styles and disciplines.  At ESP Dance we have a passion for the art of dance and for helping others discover their inner dancer.  

Describe something significant in your company’s history.

Going on 52 years of being in business, there are so many wonderful moments. One of the highlights would have to be our 50th Anniversary recital. Without my knowledge, alumni were notified and many attended the show and walked on the stage after the finale, sharing their memories. It was a very touching moment showcasing the many wonderful friendships that have developed over the years.

Frederick County is very fortunate to have an amazing business community, especially those that have been in business for over 20 years.  We understand that there are more than 100 legacy businesses in Frederick County, but unfortunately, we were not able to include all these businesses in the Top 50x2.  The businesses included were selected from responses submitted to a business survey.  OED staff verified the responses and then selected the businesses on a first come first serve basis.  If your business would like to be included in future opportunities, please email

Some photographs included in the publication were taken pre-COVID.  OED encourages everyone to follow precautionary guidelines set forth by the Frederick County Health Department.