About the Manufacturers

Rockland Manufacturing designs and manufactures heavy construction equipment for dozers, loaders, excavators, and motor graders.

“You can’t beat this small-town environment. There are fabrication facilities all over the country, but you can do it here, in Bedford County, in a small-town environment. You can’t beat it. Manufacturing is continually evolving and looking for better ways to do things. — Travis Wirfel, Plant Manager, Rockland Manufacturing

Bedford Reinforced Plastics creates building solutions with fiberglass-reinforced building material is a smart alternative to wood, steel and aluminum.

“I think the contest will highlight Central Pennsylvania and attract new people in and keep people here and for the employers to offer an opportunity for them to come to work.” — Tom Wright, Business Development Manager, Bedford Reinforced Plastics

Lampire Biological Laboratories specializes in polyclonal and monoclonal antibody development, cell culture devices and services and a wide variety of biological products.

“We want to engage people to start seeing how we should be doing manufacturing in the US. By engaging the younger generations, we want to make sure that they see there are opportunities here. They get to look at maybe a non-traditional manufacturer such as us. Most people don’t think of biotechnology as manufacturing.” — Gary Klinger, Vice President of Operation and Quality, Lampire Biological Laboratories

Mission Critical Solutions is a premier production-level metal manufacturer and machine shop that serves turnkey solutions in engineering, welding, fabrication, machining, inspection and shipping and receiving.

“There are so many opportunities in the trades, and whatever you love and, whatever your passion is, you can find within the trade and make a great career, not just have a job. That skill that we can help train in helps you manufacture and build something that helps major industries in the country.” Darin Mauzy, VP of Operations, Mission Critical Solutions

The Organic Snack Company is a one-stop organic food manufacturing & fulfillment solution that creates Kate’s Real Food.

“A lot of people think manufacturing is an assembly line, but it’s so much more than that. It’s a cutting-edge field, and the technology keeps getting better and better. Working in manufacturing in Bedford County is an opportunity to stay and create change.” — Mark Thaler, CEO, The Organic Snack Company

Bedford Candies produces hand-dipped gourmet chocolates and gourmet popcorns on demand with high-quality ingredients.

“I think many people think of manufacturing as working with metals or steel and pharma tech, but where we’re in the food industry. So it gives perspective on light manufacturing versus heavy manufacturing.” — Adam Wiley, Owner, Bedford Candies
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