Good Economic News
Good Economic News: Hamilton Telecommunications
Hamilton Telecommunications, LLC first opened a relay service call center in Allegany County in 2007. Today, the center in Frostburg provides relay services for the State of Maryland, as well as for 15 other states across the nation and employs over 140 people in Allegany County. The company is headquartered in Nebraska. Learn More at http://www.hamilton.net, http://www.hamiltonrelay.com, News Release
Good Economic News: Penn Mar Recycling
Penn Mar Recycling, LLC, is expanding in Riverside Industrial Park, Cumberland. Penn Mar, a subsidiary of Miller’s Quality Recycling, Bedford, Pennsylvania, first came to Allegany County in 1990. This full service recycler of cardboard, newspapers, magazines, mixed office paper, and aluminum and steel cans, now occupies a total of 120,000+/- square feet in the industrial park. Penn Mar’s ten year lease has an option to purchase. http://www.millersqualityrecycling.com
Allegany County Commissioners Hold Press Conference
At a press conference held on Thursday, December 6, 2012,
the Board of Commissioners of Allegany County announced that
the County has been notified by the Maryland Department of
Business and Economic Development (DBED) that it has
received Targeted Employment Area (TEA) Designation. TEA,
defined by law as “a rural area or an area that has
experienced high unemployment of at least 150 percent of the
national average,” requires a distressed county designation
by the State. The geographic area of the TEA spans
locations from the County’s North Branch Industrial Park,
South/Central Cumberland, the Willow Brook Road Corridor, to
The Allegany County Commissioners,
Michael W. McKay, Creade V. Brodie, Jr., and William R.
Valentine, held a Public Work Session on December 13, 2012.
County staff presented a draft Request for Proposals (RFP)
to seek planning assistance with the development of a master
plan for Cumberland Chase, a planned development. The
property consists of 1,100 acres and is located adjacent to
Maryland Broadband Cooperative Continues to Expand
McKay Elected Chairman of The Maryland Rural Counties Coalition:
9 Counties & 900,000 Rural Residents
The Maryland Rural Counties Coalition now consists of Allegany, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Dorchester, Frederick, Somerset, Washington, and Wicomico Counties and represents 919,776 rural residents. Allegany County Commissioner Michael W. McKay was elected to serve as the 2012-2013 Chairman. Read More
Dorchester and Somerset Counties Join the Maryland Rural Counties Coalition
On August 9, 2012, the Dorchester County Council formally notified the Coalition of their decision to join.
An historic “First” occurred on December 12, 2011, when the governing bodies of Allegany, Carroll, Frederick and Washington Counties announced the creation of the Maryland Rural Counties Coalition (MRCC) – with an eye towards other rural counties joining their ranks -- for purposes of strengthening their policy-related standing in the halls of Annapolis.
MERKLE RESPONSE MANAGEMENT GROUP
Response Management Group is expanding in its first year of existence in
Reponse provides remittance processing, data capture, call center, and
fulfillment services to over 200 non-profit, government, and commercial
clients across the
Headquartered in nearby
For additional information about Merkle Response Management Group visit http://www.merkleresponseservices.com .
additional information about development opportunities in
County and Chamber Form Partnership
While compiling an analysis of economic strategies, both short and long term, this partnership between the County and Chamber will provide an opportunity for collaboration in the development of future strategic initiatives. The group’s efforts will parallel the County’s preparation of an economic development element for the new land use Comprehensive Plan currently underway.
The Allegany County Commissioners, Michael W. McKay, Creade V. Brodie, Jr., and William R. Valentine, are providing the news release from Hamilton Relay,
Merkle Response Management Group
to Open Secondary Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Site in Allegany County
The Allegany County Commissioners are entering into a lease agreement with Merkle Response Management Group for 32,000 square feet of space in Building 27 of the Riverside Industrial Park. The lease will become effective January 1, 2012. Merkle Response will utilize the Allegany County space as a secondary disaster recovery and business continuity site in the event that a disaster renders its primary Hagerstown facility inoperable. Merkle Response provides remittance processing, data capture, call center, and fulfillment services to over 200 non-profit, government, and commercial clients across the United States.
The Maryland Broadband Cooperative
(MdBC), in partnership with the Allegany County
Commissioners, is expected to enter into an agreement in
which the County will provide access to space for MdBC
electronics to light fiber along Interstate 68.
This partnership brings
Specs Moves to New Shell Building
Specs Chemical Services, Inc. is the first tenant in the Burbridge Building, Allegany County’s recently completed new 24,000 square foot shell building at North Branch Industrial Park. An international company headquartered in The Netherlands, the company is leasing 10,000 square feet in the Burbridge Building. Specs first came to Allegany County in 2003 and is relocating from the park’s Multi-Tenant Building.
Penn Mar Recycling to Expand Local Operation
Penn Mar Recycling, LLC., a multi-state recycling operator and subsidiary of Miller’s Recycling of Bedford, Pennsylvania, will be expanding its operation in Allegany County in the Riverside Industrial Park. Penn Mar currently occupies 10,000 square feet in Allegany County and by November 1, 2011, will expand and lease approximately 75,000 square feet in Building 24 and 25 in the Riverside Industrial Park in Cumberland. Increased demand for new recycled materials, an opportunity to tap new markets, and favorable partnerships with the local area all factored into the company’s decision to expand in Allegany County.
Schroeder Expands at North Branch Industrial Park
Successful Manufacturer Shares Positive Economic News
Schroeder Industries LLC, a manufacturer of specialized Advanced Liquid Filtration Solutions, is again expanding its current operation in Allegany County at the North Branch Industrial Park. Headquartered in the Pittsburgh Metro Area, Schroeder currently leases 48,000 square feet in the multi-tenant building. By January 1, 2012, Schroder will expand by an additional 12,000 square feet and occupy the entire building. Earlier this year, Schroeder’s Cumberland plant had their quality system certified to the ISO 9000-2008 standard. They continue to grow and require the additional space to both expand existing production capacity and for placement of new equipment which will bring new processes and capabilities; all necessary to continue their growth. Schroeder now employs 70 in Allegany County.