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Made in Maryland

Season 1 - Premiered Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 8pm on MPT

Innovative. Diverse. High Tech. Maryland’s nearly four thousand manufacturers are powered by a highly-skilled workforce of more than a hundred thousand people. Surprised? You’re not alone. Propelled by people, computers, and robotics, the Fourth Industrial Revolution is here. Yet, if you ask the average person to imagine a factory, outdated images of turn-of-the-century smokestacks persevere.    

Join Maryland Public Television and host Andrew Michael for Made in Maryland to explore some of the state’s most inventive manufacturing facilities, and find out how they became part of today’s complex global supply chain. Visit the company making a jet engine - that has no moving parts. Discover the next generation of textile manufacturing where famous brand apparel is made on demand. See how plastic vacuum forming is key to creating custom marine parts for boats, and how an entrepreneur who won her customers over with a highly prized cake is on a mission to incubate businesses that employ minorities. Go back in time to when a local aviation company was born and ruled the skies, and meet eastern shore artists and builders whose passion of chasing sound turns raw lumber into gorgeous instruments. 

From product design to delivery, find out how it’s all made—in Maryland. 

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Made in Maryland has earned Emmy® Award nomination from the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS-NCCB) for 2022.

Preview: Made in Maryland

Re-airing Schedule:

MPT-HD 06/15/2022 3:30pm 
MPT2 06/20/2022 10:30pm
MPT2 07/02/2022 10:30pm
MPT-HD 07/23/2022 7pm 
MPT-HD 07/26/2022 4pm 
MPT-HD 08/18/2022 7:30pm 
MPT-HD 08/25/2022 4pm 

Featured Companies

Wave Engine Corporation - Defense, Aerospace
2775 Hamilton St., Hyattsville, MD 20782

Wave Engine Corp. was established in 2015 to expand upon and commercialize recent technological developments in propulsion, acoustics and combustion control. Based in the Baltimore-Washington metro area, we are a focused group of scientists, engineers, metalworkers and former Fortune 500 Aerospace & Defense executives working towards enabling the next renaissance in aerospace.

Wave Engine Corporation


Lion Brothers - Apparel Branding, Embroidery, Identity
Red Brook Corporate Center, Suite 410, 300 Red Brook Blvd., Owings Mills, MD 21117

Lion Brothers is a world leader in producing brand identity apparel products: NHL, MLB, NFL, NBA, Nike, Champion, Adidas, etc.

Lion Brothers


SSI Custom Plastics - Custom Plastic Parts
43985 Commerce Ave., Hollywood, Maryland 20636

Sailing Specialties, Inc. is located in Hollywood, MD, United States and is part of the Plastic & Rubber Product Manufacturing Industry. SSI is a leading manufacturer of custom products for marine and other OEMs.

SSI Custom Plastics


DC Sweet Potato Cake - Food Opportunity
Food Opportunity LLC, 6848 Reisterstown Rd, Baltimore, MD 21215

DC Sweet Potato Cake is a commercial bakery that is located in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area. The cakery is known for its legendary Sweet Potato Cake. Their products are found in regional stores such as Starbucks, Wegmans, Safeway and Nordstrom and can also be found at Baked In Baltimore, Savor Food Hall and dozens of other locations.


Glenn L. Martin Aviation - Aviation, Aerospace

In the 1930s, Martin Aircraft located in Middle River near Baltimore, became a thriving aviation manufacturing operation. During WWII the aircraft produced by Martinmany bombers especially the B-26 Marauderhelped the allies win the war.  


Paul Reed Smith Guitars
380 Log Canoe Circle, Stevensville, MD 21666

Located in Stevensville, Maryland, Paul Reed Smith Guitars is one of the world’s premier guitar and amplifier manufacturers. 


CFG BankKaiser PermananteMD Dept of CommerceMEDCORegional Manufacturing Institute of MarylandChesapeake Employer's Insurance

Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland (RMI) is MPT's co-production partner for Made in Maryland. Major funding is provided by CFG Bank, Kaiser Permanente, Maryland Marketing Partnership and Chesapeake Employers' Insurance Company. Additional Funding is provided by the Maryland Department of Commerce and by the Maryland Economic Development Corporation.