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Military defense company to open center

Hunter Manufacturing Co., a leader in the design and manufacture of security systems for military and homeland defense applications, has announced plans for a facility in Edgewood.

The Applied Research Center will be a 6,800-square-foot site in Emmorton Business Park. The center will develop chemical and biological defense products and will provide consulting services. The facility will also be equipped with state-of-the-art laboratory and testing facilities and will provide product modeling and prototyping capabilities for filtration materials.

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The new facility's strategic location permits Hunter Manufacturing to improve product development controls and to fully use cooperative research and development agreements. Also, the center will shorten Hunter's time to market cycle. This facility will be the company's primary link with government and military entities.

Vince Nardy, president of Hunter Manufacturing, called the center's opening a major step in their initiative to develop the next generation of protection products and systems.

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"The focus of Hunter's Applied Research Center is the development of new technologies and materials, which will form the basis for improved nuclear biological and chemical protection equipment and systems," Nardy said.

J. Thomas Sadowski, director of Harford County's Office of Economic Development, said the county is a "destination for technology business."

"We have established momentum, and it will be sustained as we continue to implement our Technology Development Strategic Plan," Sadowski said.


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