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Jacques Kelly: The Foundery in Port Covington is a manufacturing university

Jacques Kelly: The Foundery in Port Covington is a manufacturing university

Put on a set of safety goggles if you visit The Foundery, a makerspace in South Baltimore. You might need some earplugs, too.

Located just west of the Hanover Street Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge in Port Covington, a former city maintenance garage is now home to a people's university of industrial education.

"Like Uber is for sharing rides, like Airbnb is for sharing houses, we're here for sharing tools," said Jason Hardebeck, its chief executive officer, who balances a deep appreciation for machinery with knowledge of the digital universe.

A few years ago, he sold his business, WhoGlue, to Facebook. He now has the time to devote his day to machines and...

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