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In every community, town and borough are hidden gems that offer unique, one-of-a-kind products and services that
are helping put them on the map. And, Lancaster County is no different. What sets Lancaster apart is our diverse mix
of industries. Our Made in Lancaster County article highlights companies helping to make Lancaster County stand out
regionally, nationally and globally.
In this edition, check out how Ross Technology is leading the charge to protect us all...
Protecting People and Products Around The World
From Leola, PA
When you manufacture products designed to protect
people and property, it's easy to lose sleep at night. The
stakes get even higher when your products are used by the
Department of State (DOS) to safeguard U.S. citizens on
foreign soil or by its industrial customers to safely store 35
million pounds of steel up to 100 feet in the air.
Jay Otto, president of Ross Technology, knows this all too
well. It's his job, along with his team of 140 employees.
Based in the quiet town of Leola, Lancaster County, Ross
engineers and manufactures a diverse line of physical
security and public safety solutions for a wide range of
applications including building security, workplace safety
and heavy-duty industrial storage.
Think blast- and bullet-resistant windows and doors made
to protect against terrorist attacks, such as those carried
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out against U.S. Embassies in the Middle East in 2012. Or,
perhaps anti-ram vehicle barriers used to secure borders
and entrances of high-risk government, military and
commercial facilities, like high security fencing for oil fields
and refineries in Saudi Arabia.
Ross is also the company behind ALGRIP® slip-resistant
flooring and various public utility products, which
include custom-fabricated access covers and gratings for
Consolidated Edison, best known as the grates we walk and
drive over while traveling the streets of New York City.
Visit a large steel service center or major automobile
manufacturing plant and you could find Ross' structural
racking systems, which hold the unique distinction of being
able to store products with weights exceeding 80,000
pounds per shelf. In fact, Ross' innovation in vertical storage