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Playground Specialists Thurmont
Industry NewsJob Creation

Playground Specialists, a full-service recreation company, has expanded its presence in Thurmont and plans to adds up to 25 new jobs. The company purchased 11 acres of property on Apples Church Road last year, where it constructed a new 21,000 square-foot facility to house its Frederick County headquarters. An official

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ComForCare Glen Burnie
Health & Life SciencesProfiles

After caring for elderly family members for years, local couple Jack and Pat Savage realized the importance of home care services throughout Maryland. So in 2015, the Savage family opened ComForCare Home Care in Glen Burnie. The franchise provides help to in-need individuals at home, independent and assisted-living communities, hospitals,

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Information & TechnologyIT and CybersecurityProfiles

Guest feature: Martin Roesch is the Vice President and Chief Architect, Cisco Security Business Group. In today’s digital business and government environments, success often depends on securing data, devices and people. That’s why security is one of the fastest growing segments in IT, and why it is the number one IT

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McCormick Sustainable Company
Energy & SustainabilityProfiles

McCormick & Company ranks among the top 100 sustainable companies in the world, according to a new report. The 2017 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations Index was announced last month at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. The rankings, compiled by the Canadian market research company Corporate Knights, are available

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Education & ResearchInnovation & TechInnovation & Tech

Towson-based Lessoncast, one of several companies in Baltimore’s ed tech hub, is setting out to improve teacher professional development. Lessoncast offers an online platform that simplifies and enhances teacher-to-teacher professional development. The platform provides teachers with multimedia tools that make it easy to create and share lessons, or Lessoncasts, with

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Greening Your Business Program
Energy & Sustainability

Guest feature: Laura Armstrong is the Sustainability Program Director at the Maryland Department of the Environment. Follow along with MDE on Facebook and Twitter. Whether your organization is just getting started in greening its operations or you’re ready to take your sustainability efforts to the next level, this free program

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Manta Biofuel
Energy & SustainabilityProfiles

Ohio native Ryan Powell has utilized the state of Maryland for a first-rate education, an innovative start-up business, a groundbreaking technology patent, and now a massive expansion from what was once just an idea. Powell and his business partner Onur Unal are the founders of Manta Biofuel, a Baltimore-based biotechnology

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Iron World fences
Job CreationManufacturing & Production

Iron World™, the fastest-growing distributor of decorative steel fences and gates in the country, is expanding its manufacturing operations in Howard County and adding 50 new jobs in the next two years. The company will invest $1 million in the project to streamline its manufacturing process and reduce costs. Improvements

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USS Constellation Rum
Manufacturing & ProductionMaryland LivingTourism

An old tradition is coming back to life thanks to a local distillery and a Navy warship. Tobacco Barn Distillery of Southern Maryland and the Historic Ships in Baltimore have teamed up to create a Maryland-made rum, complete with molasses from Baltimore’s Domino Sugar. The two 53-gallon rum barrels – weighing

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Computer Tech Software
Information & TechnologyIT and Cybersecurity

InfoZen, an advanced IT services and solutions provider for the federal government, is expanding its corporate headquarters in Montgomery County and creating 100 new jobs by the end of next year. The company is currently renovating its office space on Rockledge Drive and adding an additional 25,000 square feet to

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