ACEDC Announces SAY Plastics is Recipient of Ben Franklin Technology Partners Funding

McSherrystown Company Applauded for “Innovation and Vision”

SAY Plastics, McSherrystown, Adams County
SAY Plastics, McSherrystown, Adams County

GETTYSBURG, PA (January 17, 2017) – Adams County’s SAY Plastics is one of eleven Pennsylvania companies receiving funding and services from Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP), a state initiative that supports emerging tech-based companies and existing manufacturers seeking diversification in innovating ways.

SAY Plastics will receive $125,000 to pursue a new market—the transportation industry—and carve out a new niche by re-engineering replacement parts for railcars, trucks, and buses. Traditionally, transportation parts have been composed of metal and fiberglass materials; SAY Plastics is utilizing a new approach—their customized SAYtooling system—to design thermoformed, cost-effective, plastic components.

Ben Franklin’s funding came about as a result of a referral by Adams County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC), Gettysburg. Previously, ACEDC financed two Small Business First loans to SAY Plastics.

“We salute SAY Plastics for their innovation and vision,” said ACEDC President Robin Fitzpatrick. “SAY Plastics is at the forefront of Adams County’s growing tech and plastics industry, taking advantage of our strategic location along the Mason Dixon Line with easy access to major U.S. markets, as well as our dedicated workforce, and excellent quality of life.” Continue reading ACEDC Announces SAY Plastics is Recipient of Ben Franklin Technology Partners Funding


ACEDC: Celebrating 26 Years Tonight

This article was originally published in the Gettysburg Times, October 8, 2015

By Robin Fitzpatrick

Tonight we celebrate an incredible milestone—a birthday of sorts: the Adams County Economic Development Corporation celebrates 26 years of economic development—a 26-year track record of success supporting businesses, creating and retaining jobs—at our annual membership meeting.

Tonight’s celebration, set for Orrtanna’s Beech Springs Farm, is a nod to the vital role agriculture plays within our Adams County economy. However, it takes a wide variety of flourishing industries and businesses to stimulate a county’s growth.

The foundation of ACEDC as a nonprofit 501 (c)(6) organization actually goes back 29 years to 1986 when Met-Ed sponsored a community-wide session to talk about the state of economic development in Adams County. From this grass-roots beginning, to our recognized “birthday,” May of 1989, Continue reading ACEDC: Celebrating 26 Years Tonight