Black & Decker Corp., a giant power tool and home appliance company, is expanding its Towson headquarters complex with the leasing of an adjacent 78,000-square-foot building at 383 Hillen Road.
The company plans to move 350 workers from 10 North Park Drive in Hunt Valley into the former Becton Dickinson and Co. building by the end of the year, said Charles L. Costa, vice president of administration for Black & Decker.
Becton Dickinson, a medical technology company, moved its operation to Sparks in October 1990.
The employees who will move work for three Black & Decker divisions: U.S. Power Tools, Accessories and International Operations.
The move will consolidate the U.S. Power Tools division, which is split between Hunt Valley and Towson. About 236 engineers and research personnel in the division are based in Towson, while sales, marketing, administration and finance operations are in Hunt Valley.