Better Engineering Celebrates Momentous Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Three Years in the Making

Better Engineering Celebrates Momentous Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Three Years in the Making

Better Engineering Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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Better Engineering Celebrates With Ribbon Cutting Ceremony That Attracks Local and State Dignitaries

“Better Engineering is an incredible Maryland success story that spans three generations—a company that has grown, evolved and innovated for more than 60 years and continues to bring new investment and new jobs to our state,” said Maryland Commerce Secretary Kevin Anderson. “We’re thrilled to see Better Engineering open their new facility in Harford County, and we wish them great success in the years to come.”  

Friday, July 28, 2023, Better Engineering in Joppa, MD, celebrated a successful ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark their new 100,000-square-foot facilities’ official opening. This event was a significant milestone for the third-generation manufacturing company, which has been in business for over 62 years. The property, formerly the sound stage for the show House of Cards, was purchased in 2020 just as the pandemic reached the US. The facility closed briefly, and when it reopened the company soared into new levels of success. The timing of the pandemic did not make it feel right to celebrate; the company had to consider its workers’ safety.  

Better Engineering’s Company History 

Founded by William “Bill” Hiss and Earl Sprecher in 1960, Better Engineering started as Bill & Earls Auto Repair Shop in Baltimore, MD. Both were WWII Veterans looking for a way to clean automotive automatic transmission parts. After the two worked on a patent for the Torch Converter Flusher, the business quickly gained global notoriety for its innovation as a much sought-after solution for automatic transmissions worldwide. Their dedication to excellence propelled its growth, and the two soon became trusted partners for automotive repair shops, building early models of what is now referred to as a “part washing” systems or industrial part cleaning machines.

Read more about Bill Hiss and  Earl Sprecher’s legacies in the Baltimore Sun.

Through the years, Better Engineering continues to evolve and adapt to the changing needs of its clients. The company has embraced technological advancements and incorporated them into its engineering processes, ensuring it stays at the forefront of technology. Better Engineering has a rich and storied history that is a testament to their generation’s work ethic and perseverance. The company was founded by Bill and Earl, whose names combined to create the company’s distinctive moniker.  

Better Engineering’s success can be attributed to its team of skilled tradespeople, talented design engineers, service technicians, and customer-centric employees who are passionate about their work and always strive to deliver the best results.  

Today, Better Engineering is led by Bill’s son and daughter, Keith Hiss and Denise Hussar, leaders in the manufacturing industry, known for their reliability, quality products, and commitment to sustainable manufacturing practices. As the company looks toward the future, it remains dedicated to providing cutting-edge engineering solutions and exceeding industry expectations.   

Celebrating The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The ribbon-cutting ceremony held by Better Engineering to mark the official opening of their new offices was a momentous event. Despite soaring temperatures of around 100 degrees, the atmosphere was filled with excitement and anticipation as employees, clients, vendors, and distinguished guests gathered to witness this significant milestone in the company’s history. 
The ceremony began with a warm welcome from Lyndsey Hiss, highlighting the hard work and dedication to making the new facility a reality. She thanked the entire Better Engineering team for their contributions, emphasizing that this achievement was a testament to their commitment to excellence.  

The event’s highlight was the ceremonial cutting of the ribbon, symbolizing the official opening of the new 100,000 sq—ft facility. As the ribbon fell, there was a collective cheer and applause, signifying the beginning of a new chapter for Better Engineering.  

Following the ribbon cutting, guests were given a facility tour, showcasing the building’s features. The attendees were impressed by the use of the new space, employee amenity areas, technology, and advanced machinery on display, further solidifying Better Engineering’s reputation as an upcoming leader in the manufacturing industry.  

The ribbon-cutting ceremony was a resounding success, and it served as a reminder of Better Engineering’s unwavering dedication to excellence and its bright future ahead, further attested by Mike Kelleher, Director of Maryland MEP. He stated: “Better Engineering is a true testament to Maryland manufacturing. Their commitment to innovation and focus on strategic growth has positioned Better Engineering for many more years of continued success. The Maryland MEP is privileged to support Better Engineering through this expansion and proud to help them ‘Make It in Maryland’.”  

Ribbon Cutting Guest Speakers and Attendees  

The Better Engineering ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by a distinguished group of guest speakers and attendees who added to the significance and excitement of the event. Prominent figures from the manufacturing industry, local government officials, and business leaders were present to congratulate Better Engineering on this milestone achievement.  

One of the notable guest speakers at the ceremony was Bob Cassily, Harford County Executive. In his speech, Mr. Cassily commended Better Engineering for its commitment to innovation and unwavering dedication to providing exceptional solutions. He emphasized the importance of partnerships in driving growth and success in the industry and expressed his confidence in the future endeavors of Better Engineering.  

Another notable guest speaker was Brigitte Peters from the Maryland Department of Commerce. In her address, Ms. Peters highlighted the significant contributions Better Engineering has made to Maryland and the manufacturing industry and applauded their continuous pursuit of excellence. She spoke about the notable changes in the company as it continues to grow, embracing new technologies and staying ahead of the curve to thrive in an ever-evolving landscape.  

The guest speakers and attendees at the ribbon-cutting ceremony brought excitement and celebration to the event. Their presence underscored the impact Better Engineering has had on the industry and the state of Maryland and served as a testament to the company’s reputation for excellence and innovation.  

Additional Proclamations were presented by the County Council of Harford County, Maryland, and the Harford County Chamber of Commerce. The proclamation from the County Council reads, “<…> committed to sustainable manufacturing processes and eco-friendly system detergents, their machines are designed to be safer for the user and the environment, thereby improving safety in industrial and commercial operations.

Better Engineering Celebrates Success  

Better Engineering’s success can be attributed to its unwavering commitment to excellence, innovation, and customer satisfaction. Over the years, the company has established itself in the manufacturing industry and is known for its reliability, expertise, and cutting-edge engineering solutions.  

A critical factor contributing to Better Engineering’s success is its team of skilled tradespeople, engineers, and technicians. These individuals are passionate about their work and strive to deliver the best results. Their expertise and dedication to staying at the forefront of industry advancements allow Better Engineering to provide top-notch solutions to its clients consistently.  

Another factor that differentiates Better Engineering is its strong network of loyal vendors. These external clients appreciate the company’s commitment to quality, customer service, and innovation. Positive feedback and testimonials from these satisfied clients have helped solidify Better Engineering’s reputation and attract other local, regional, and national vendors to work on project innovation.  

Furthermore, Better Engineering’s success can also be attributed to its ability to adapt to the changing needs of its clients. The company embraces technological advancements and incorporates them into its engineering processes, ensuring it remains ahead of the curve. This adaptability has enabled Better Engineering to meet the manufacturing industry’s evolving demands and continue exceeding its client’s expectations.  

As Better Engineering looks towards the future, its success is a strong foundation for further growth and expansion. The company remains committed to providing cutting-edge engineering solutions, investing in its team’s development, and fostering strong client relationships. With a solid track record of success and a clear vision for the future, Better Engineering is poised to continue its leadership in the manufacturing industry for years.  

Better Engineering: Plans for the Future  

As Better Engineering celebrates the successful ribbon-cutting ceremony and marks the opening of its new facility, the company also looks toward the future with excitement and determination. The event served as a reminder of Better Engineering’s commitment to innovation and excellence and solidified the company’s position in its community and the manufacturing industry.

In the coming years, Better Engineering aims to expand its reach and establish its global presence. The company will actively pursue new technology, partnerships, and business opportunities to grow its client base and enhance its offerings. Better Engineering will continue to deliver tailored solutions that address their specific challenges by enhancing technology in automation and sustainability, forging strong relationships with clients, and learning from each customer’s unique component sanitization needs.  

Furthermore, Better Engineering recognizes the value of its skilled team of employees. The company will continue to invest in its professional development, providing them with training and resources to stay updated on the latest industry trends and advancements. This investment in the team will ensure that Better Engineering maintains its position as a reliable and expert partner for businesses worldwide. 

For more information about Better Engineering, please get in touch with us.

*Editors note: A special thank you to Angela and Natalie of the Harford County Chamber of Commerce for helping to make this event monumental for our teams and their families. Thank you.



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