MD MEP presents “Beyond the Loading Dock”

A video series made in collaboration with Maryland manufacturers to highlight and showcase the companies that are proud to call Maryland home.

PRS Guitars kicks off MD MEP 2022 video series providing an inside look into Maryland’s finest manufacturers and how their products are made.

The Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MD MEP) is excited to announce a new video series Beyond the Loading Dock. As part of MD MEP’s ‘Make It In Maryland’ initiative, this series takes you to some of Maryland’s most unique and innovative manufacturing facilities to see how they bring their products to life. In the first installment of the Beyond the Loading Dock series, you go inside  PRS Guitars, Stevensville, MD facility, to see how they create some of the most beautiful guitars in the world.

Maryland is home to a very diverse community of manufacturing businesses across many different industries. Nearly 4,000 Maryland manufacturers employ more than 110,000 workers and contribute roughly $25 billion to the state’s bottom line GDP through the products they make.

Beyond the Loading Dock, created by MD MEP, is an extension of the larger Make It In Maryland initiative, designed to educate and inform individuals on the importance of manufacturing and its impact on our economy.

MD MEP Executive Director Mike Kelleher said, “We are excited to continue to help others understand the importance of manufacturing and the variety of products manufactured right here in Maryland. These products are vital to our everyday lives, and we need to ensure our manufacturers stay strong and vibrant. The Beyond the Loading Dock video series is an excellent way to show our support through our Make It In Maryland initiatives and generate excitement about the manufacturers who are proud to call Maryland home.”

“By combining modern technology with handcrafted artistry, PRS Guitars is committed to producing instruments of the highest quality that both honor respected traditions and reflect exciting innovations. We are fortunate to have a robust manufacturing facility and employees who love what they do, to ensure the greatest attention of detail goes into every step of our process, resulting in products of exceptional quality,” stated Jamie Mann, President of PRS Guitars.

Next in the Beyond the Loading Dock series is Michele’s Granola, maker of handmade, all-natural granola made from scratch every day.