Made in Calvert
U.S. manufacturing is responsible for nearly half of all U.S. exports, amounting to 12% of the total U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Here in Calvert, we are proud to be home to manufacturers of all kinds.
If you are a Calvert-based manufacturer and are interested in being a part of our Made in Calvert program, please fill out our online form.
Located in Lusby, Calvert Cliffs, Maryland’s only nuclear power plant, produces nearly 1,850 megawatts of zero-emissions energy, enough carbon-free electricity to power more than one million homes per year and 84% of Maryland’s clean energy.
This Constellation facility employs nearly 700 people and the workforce has strong ties to the community and philanthropic endeavors throughout Southern Maryland. Their employees demonstrate incredible leadership and passion for causes near and dear to their hearts, giving their time, their dollars, or both back to causes in our community through programs like Impact Leaders and Employee Giving. In addition, the facility pays approximately $23 million annually in taxes which support our schools, roads and other public services.
Chesapeake Plastics is a design, prototyping, tooling and manufacturing company specializing in injection molded plastics, metal processing and 3D printing of production parts, tools, hardware, casings, proof-of-concept prototypes and other products. They provide products and solutions for the Department of Defense, entrepreneurs, recreation and sports industries, consumers, automobile and marine uses, information technology and construction applications.
With over three decades of combined experience and the ability to manage the entire manufacturing process in-house, Chesapeake Plastics can scale production as large or as small as a project requires. The entire process, beginning with design, is done in-house at their Lusby, Maryland, location which makes the lead time on projects significantly shorter than working with several contractors. They are also ISO 9000 compliant and follow Lean Manufacturing practices to reduce part cost and increase efficiency. Depending on the complexity of the project, they can complete the entire process – from design to manufacturing – in as few as 30 days.
Don't let the name fool you! National Ink and Stitch is a local company owned by a retired firefighter who grew up in Calvert County. As its customer needs have evolved since its founding in 2012, they have expanded product offerings from screenprinting, embroidery and custom printing to include signs, banners, promotional items and vehicle wraps.
National Ink and Stitch can put your logo on almost anything! Stop by their shop in Owings and see the machines in action. They love printing for local schools and businesses and also ship orders all over the world. Stop by, say hi, and remember you can "Buy Local and Go National"
Leila Mitchell started her career as a pharmacist but turned her knowledge and skills into a passion that has become a unique body product manufacturing company in Huntingtown, MD, Naturally Silky Soap.
After recognizing the harmful ingredients in commercial body products, she was determined to create better options in soap, deodorant, moisturizers, salves, balms and bath accessories. Naturally Silky Soap products contain all-natural, vegan ingredients like olive oil and coconut oil which serve as an antioxidant, cleanser and moisturizer. They are hypoallergenic and penetrate deeply into the skin without clogging pores.
Seven years ago, Dana Bustin, Theresa Hudson and Steven Palmer became proud owners of a digital printing company in Owings. The small team provides a variety of products and services from design and consultation to manufacturing of promotional products, screen printing and embroidery. Maybe you’re in need of business cards, banners or brochures with a quick turnaround, you want a uniquely designed logo, company uniform, letterhead, invitation or brochure, or you need help with a personalized mass mailing campaign – the team of design and printing professionals at Patuxent Printing prides themselves on the quality, variety and accuracy of the products they make.
Founded in 1992, Timothy and Tammie Wilhoit began their business hand painting and airbrushing signs. They quickly grew and in 1997 added die-cut vinyl services to their business offerings. In 2007, they began offering digital printing services. All services are still provided today.
Ali began Wear Your Spirit Warehouse in 2004 at her kitchen table. She was a mom of two young girls and a proud military wife. In 2010, the business outgrew the house and she moved into a commercial space. In 2014, sadly her husband was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer forcing Ali to close her commercial location and move her business back into her home where she could take care of her husband and children. In 2016, Col. Banholzer passed and Ali took some time to grieve, take care of her family and plan her future.
With the support of friends, employees and the community, Ali reopened her business in a small location in Huntingtown. Today, her business is growing leaps and bounds. She is currently in her largest commercial space yet with a little over 1,600 square feet.