April 4, 2014
A Florida company that produces traveling circus, motorbike and Disney on Ice shows, will create a national distribution center in Jessup to house stuffed animals, memorabilia and other merchandise sold at the performances. Feld Entertainment, Inc. signed a 10-year lease to occupy most of a 250,000-square-foot warehouse at 8235 Patuxent Range Road, consolidating its two existing Howard County operations. The company, which will move into the building in November, selected the site for its access to I-95 and proximity to the Port of Baltimore, where it receives shipments of 400 containers from China each year, said Thomas Higgerson, its vice president of transportation and logistics.
September 20, 2014
A Jessup man died Saturday afternoon when he lost control of his motorcycle going around a curve just a few miles from his home, Howard County police said. John Edward Barrass, 67, was traveling eastbound on Mission Road at about 1:30 p.m. when his Harley Davidson struck a guardrail, ejecting him. A preliminary investigation found that speed and driver error contributed to the crash. Barrass lived in the 7100 block of Montevideo Road in Jessup, about 3 miles east of the crash site.
January 14, 2010
A Jessup seafood processor that had been ordered by the Food and Drug Administration to stop operations because it wasn't complying with federal safety laws will resume normal business Thursday with a new food handling plan. The agency said Congressional Seafood Co. Inc. did not document that fish were refrigerated at correct temperatures, failed to keep fish species separate to avoid cross-contamination and did not keep sanitation records. The company delivers seafood in Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Washington.
August 11, 2011
Submitting sports notices The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. Monday. We prefer email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Questions? Call 410-332-6578. Basketball A new men's basketball league will be held at the Maryland Juniors Sports Center, 8221 Preston Ct., Jessup. The league begins Aug. 15 and runs Monday nights (7, 8 and 9 p.m.) through Oct. 3. Cost: $525 per team. Register by Aug. 12 by calling 443-602-4441. Field hockey The Howard/Carroll Officials Association is looking for individuals interested in officiating high school field hockey.
September 3, 2014
A family-owned produce distributor has moved from Washington to a new base in Jessup, where its 80 employees work to package and transport more than 1 million pounds of tomatoes each week. Pete Pappas & Sons Inc., founded in 1942 in Washington as a tomato distributor, started operations in August at its 120,000-square-foot warehouse in Jessup, said Paul S. Pappas, general manager for the firm, which is in its fourth generation of family ownership. The larger property will allow the firm to expand into new types of produce from its tomato and berries, he said.
February 10, 2012
Vorbeck Materials, a Jessup firm, won a national competition by the Department of Energy that highlighted startup companies willing to launch new products from technology developed within the country's national laboratories. Vorbeck specializes in developing products with graphene, a variation of the graphite that's used in pencils and one of the strongest and most conductive materials available. Vorbeck was one of three firms across the country who won the "America's Next Top Energy Innovator Challenge" by the DOE. The company is using a method developed by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to improve the performance of lithium-ion batteries, which are used in laptops, mobile devices and electric vehicles.