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ABC Technologies completes acquisition of dlhBOWLES

ABC Technologies has completed its acquisition of Columbia-based dlhBOWLES that was previously announced in January 2022. With the completion of the transaction, some key leadership changes are also being announced. Daniel Konrad, previously vice president of engineering, will now lead the organization as president of dlhBOWLES. In addition, John Saxon, who has been CEO of dlhBOWLES and DLH […]

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Celebrate Maryland Wine in March

March is Maryland Wine Month. The kickoff to the event will include a live-streamed toast on Tuesday, March 1, at noon. All month, local wineries will host events and feature new wine releases. In addition, the Maryland Wineries Association (MWA) will unveil a new women-owned winery trail badge to be unlocked on the Maryland Craft […]

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UMBC biomanufacturing grant targets biotech workforce

UMBC has received a $900,000 grant from the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) to develop and implement a new, short-term biomanufacturing training program. Four universities, all classified as minority-serving institutions (MSIs), received funding for similar programs, designed to meet critical national workforce needs. UMBC will offer the biomanufacturing training program at its […]

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Grace boosts operating capacity at Oriental Energy

Columbia-based W. R. Grace & Co., a prominent independent supplier of polyolefin catalyst technology, polypropylene (PP) process technology, and technology services, announced the successful start-up of two 400 KTA UNIPOL PP process technology lines at Oriental Energy in Ningbo, China. This brings the total UNIPOL PP operating capacity in China to more than 6.3 million tons per […]

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Leadership summit kicks off Manufacturing Month

The Columbia-based Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MD MEP) hosted an exclusive event for leaders in Maryland’s manufacturing community at the Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena at UMBC to commemorate the beginning of Maryland Manufacturing Month and National Manufacturing Day. The Maryland Manufacturing Innovation (MMI) Executive Leadership Summit drew nearly 100 attendees to participate in discussions on […]

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Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership kicks off summer manufacturing internship program  

The Columbia-based Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MD MEP) recently kicked off its sixth-annual Summer Manufacturing Internship Program, which supports Maryland manufacturers with the cost of hiring, onboarding and training summer interns. This year’s program is MD MEP’s most successful to date, matching 28 rising college juniors, seniors, and graduate students with work placement inside 12 […]

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Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership partners with Unleashed Technologies for digital marketing expertis

MEP partners with Unleashed Technologies The Columbia-based Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MD MEP) has announced a new service partnership with Unleashed Technologies, a web design and digital marketing services firm based in Columbia. As a service partner, Unleashed joins MD MEP’s network of subject matter experts who provide insight, guidance and support to help Maryland’s small- […]

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W.R. Grace acquires Fine Chemistry business of Albemarle Corp.

Columbia-based W. R. Grace & Co. announced the completion of its acquisition of the Fine Chemistry Services (FCS) business of Albemarle Corp. for approximately $570 million, including $300 million paid in cash and $270 million funded through the issuance to Albemarle of non-participating preferred equity of a newly created Grace subsidiary. “This investment represents an important step forward in […]

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Grace expands pharma portfolio by acquiring Fine Chemistry Services

Columbia-based W. R. Grace & Co. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Fine Chemistry Services business (FCS) of Albemarle Corp. for approximately $570 million, including $300 million paid in cash at closing and $270 million funded through the issuance to Albemarle of non-participating preferred equity of a newly-created Grace subsidiary. The acquisition significantly […]