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Wilcoxon Sensing Technologies Selects Frederick, Maryland, Operations Center

03/01/2018
Wilcoxon Sensing Technologies signed a lease with St. John Properties, Inc. for 45,120 square feet of space within Riverside Technology Park, a 44-acre business community located in Frederick, Maryland.

The manufacturer of vibration and sensing equipment serving industries such as food and beverage, pharmaceutical and power generation, plans to relocate its Maryland-based manufacturing, assembly and test equipment facility along with approximately 100 employees from Germantown in Montgomery County to its new facility this fall.

The new Wilcoxon Sensing Technologies facility will be situated in 8435 Progress Drive and produce vibration sensor components for custom-built machinery and encompass all sales, engineering, production and testing operations for this division of the company.

Last fall, the company was acquired by Amphenol Corporation, headquartered in Connecticut and recognized among the largest manufacturers of interconnect products in the world.

“We were initially interested in 8435 Progress Drive based on its location within both the City of Frederick and Frederick County,” explained Dr. Christopher McLean, President & General Manager of Wilcoxon Sensing Technologies. “As the second largest city in Maryland it offers us a strong employee base for both skilled labor and professional staff. Additional bonuses were the manufacturing-friendly taxes and simplified permitting process that exists in both jurisdictions.

“The building itself satisfied every requirement to establish a vertically-integrated facility and, with its open floor plan and concrete slab flooring, can be easily configured to support office and light manufacturing operations,” he said.

“8435 Progress Drive provides a lower cost of ownership than our previous facility, and we can remain close to Washington, D.C. and three major airports. The high ceilings, dock doors, electrical service and generous parking provide exactly what we need for our manufacturing, assembly and testing requirements,” he explained.

“We are thrilled that Wilcoxon Sensing Technologies chose St. John Properties for its new facility. Riverside Technology Park is a great fit for their multifunctional requirements combining manufacturing, logistics and office space within one high-quality space,” explained Matthew Holbrook, Regional Partner for St. John Properties.

“The flexible and open space layout of 8435 Progress was perfectly suited to address each of these priorities, and the suburban location of the business community provides daily conveniences to employees, customers and vendors. The company’s decision to relocate from Montgomery County continues a trend among corporations and organizations seeking a lower cost of business operations, less congestion with convenient access, and a plentiful highly-skilled workforce," he explained.

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