Harford County officials announced yesterday that the Americom Group will open a regional manufacturing and service center in Edgewood.
The Americom Wireless Handset Processing Centers Inc. is scheduled to begin occupying a new 33,500-square-foot facility in Lakeside Business Park on July 1. Tom Sadowski, director of Harford's Office of Economic Development, said the company will bring 150 high-technology jobs to the county.
"It's an opportunity for Americom to set up a major East Coast operation in a great area," Sadowski said. "It's going to be a big windfall for our community."
The $2.1 million project will be a subsidiary of the Americom Group, which is based in Lutherville, and will be involved in the servicing of wireless and cellular phones.
Company officials said they chose Harford because of its access to Interstate 95, the reasonable cost of doing business in the area and the availability of a quality labor force.
The business is the first to be successfully courted for the Greater Route 40 technology area envisioned by Harford County Executive James M. Harkins. Harkins has pledged to invigorate the Edgewood and Aberdeen areas by drawing high-technology businesses.
Pub Date: 3/26/99