24 June 2008
24 June 2008
Alcore has expanded into an additional facility at the Lakeside Business Park in Edgewood, Maryland.
The expansion includes an additional 44,000 square feet and a capital investment of more than $3 million dollars. On June 11, executives from M.C. Gill Corporation (the parent company) and Alcore Inc were joined by representatives from Senator Mikulski and Congressman Ruppersberger’s office, Harford County officials, local business leaders and several key customers for a ribbon cutting ceremony. Alcore COO Dave Cross, and M.C. Gill Corporation Chairman and CEO Stephen Gill, addressed those gathered to acknowledge this great milestone.
Alcore, Inc manufactures a variety of lightweight structural honeycomb core materials for aerospace and commercial applications. The existing facility houses 110,000 square feet of office and manufacturing space.
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