October 16, 2015

Made in MD: Cardin Riveted by Tour of Canam Group Production Facility in Frederick County

POINT OF ROCKS, Md. – U. S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, today brought his “Made in Maryland” jobs tour to the production facility of the Canam Group, the largest fabricator of steel components in North America. The 250,000-square-foot Point of Rocks facility employs 300 workers and fabricates and paints components for state-of-the-art bridges, joists and buildings. As part of his ongoing celebration of the diversity of Maryland products and the Marylanders who create them, Senator Cardin met with workers and toured the production floor, while also discussing issues related to the company’s ongoing growth and expansion. 

 

“My ‘Made in Maryland’ jobs tour has taken me all over the state in an effort to talk to business owners and workers about how Congress can help them grow and create more jobs,” said Senator Cardin. “Canam Steel is making high-quality products and creating high-quality jobs, and it’s doing both right here in Maryland. After meeting with the staff at the Points of Rocks facility, it is clear that the Canam Group wants to continue to create even more local jobs. Congress can help in those efforts by giving manufacturing businesses the predictability that comes with a long-term federal budget that prioritizes fixing our crumbling national infrastructure.”

“On many ‘Made in Maryland’ visits, I hear about how companies are in need of more well- trained workers. Today was no different. For companies like Canam to continue to grow, we must continue to invest in educating workers for the 21st century workforce,” Senator Cardin concluded. 

 

Canam Group is the largest fabricator of steel components in North America. Specialized in designing construction solutions and fabricating customized products since 1961, Canam Group takes part in an average of 10,000 construction projects each year in one activity sector divided into three groups of products and services: buildings, structural steel and bridges. The Corporation operates 22 plants across North America and employs over 3,900 people in Canada, the United States, Romania, India and Hong Kong. The United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International, Local 7886-03, AFL-CIO-CLC, represents the workers at Canam Steel.