Zentech Narrows New Site Location Choices for Expansion in Maryland, Virginia


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Zentech Manufacturing Inc. is reviewing available sites in Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Howard county and Virginia with a final site selection imminent.

The expansion is in response to Zentech's accelerated growth, increased long-term military program orders and new customer engagements in Zentech's highly regulated core markets of high-complexity C5ISR military, defense, aerospace, cyber and medical electronics manufacturing. One such recent development includes Zentech's selection by a Canadian defense contractor as their manufacturing location for U.S. military programs in support of our nation's warfighters.

Zentech has a long legacy of high performance for many Maryland- and Virginia-based companies to include: Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Naval Surface Warfare Center-Dahlgren, Azure Summit, Safenet Assured Technologies, L-3 Chesapeake Sciences, Elta, Novasom, Becton Dickinson, RYFT, Triumph Thermal Systems, and direct with the DoD. Zentech was recently recognized by the comptroller of Maryland, Peter Franchot, for continued capital investment in new technologies and outstanding success in support of other Maryland-based high-technology businesses.

As one of the most highly certified CMs in the United States for Class 3 Trusted Source mission-critical military, medical and space products manufacturing, approximately 75% of Zentech's customer base originates from outside of the State of Maryland. This serves to import manufacturing requirements and create both revenue and jobs in the States of Maryland and Virginia. Related to the expansion, Zentech anticipates doubling its facility footprint and adding an additional 50 high-technology positions in the near term to their current staff of 150 employees.

As an electronics contract manufacturer, Zentech serves as the manufacturing operations site for their partner customers and as an aggregator of technology manufacturing requirements in both Maryland and Virginia. By aggregating these requirements, Zentech provides cost advantages and enhanced processing capabilities to technology sectors in both states through their continued capital investments in advanced automated manufacturing, inspection and test capabilities.

In summary, Zentech President and CEO Matt Turpin concluded, "While there are many attractive potential sites in both Maryland and Virginia, our focus is squarely on supporting the high-technology, electronics driven business sectors – particularly mil-aero, defense, medical and cyber."

Highly active in STEM initiatives, and in the broader manufacturing community in general, Turpin serves on the Board of Junior Achievement – Central Maryland, as Taskforce Chair for Advanced Manufacturing on the Governor's Workforce Development Board, is a board member of the Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland, and on the IPC Government Relations Steering Committee working closely with policy makers at both the local and national level to inform on issues relating to advanced electronics manufacturing and regulatory reform.

About Zentech

Zentech Manufacturing Inc. is a privately held, engineering-driven contract manufacturer specializing in the design and manufacture of highly-complex electronic and RF circuit cards and assemblies. Operating in the DC-Baltimore Pentagon Region as a premiere provider of military C5ISR mission-critical electronic systems, Zentech is headquartered in its purpose-built facility located in Baltimore, MD and maintains several key certifications, including ISO 9001:2008, ITAR (US State Dept.), AS9100 (aerospace), and ISO 13485 (medical). In addition, Zentech is a certified IPC Trusted Source supplier for Class 3 mission-critical electronics, and the company is IPC J-STD-001 Space Addendum QML certified.

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