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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Salisbury Manufacturer Plans Expansion, 50 New Jobs

Company anticipates more than tripling workforce by 2019, hiring former Labinal Power Systems employees

BALTIMORE, MD – RDI Wire & Cable Solutions, Inc.​, a veteran-owned manufacturing company that provides products for the military, aerospace, automotive, and engineering industries, is expanding its presence in Wicomico County. With a current staff of 20 employees, the company plans to hire 50 new employees over the next three years, including workers who were displaced when the Labinal Power Systems’ plant in Salisbury closed last year. RDI anticipates investing a minimum of $375,000 on upgrades in its facility, including new machines, computers, and furniture to accommodate the increase in workers.

“Our goal is to expand manufacturing operations in Salisbury by attracting new customers and providing additional employment opportunities for workers in the wire and cable industry,” said David Bernstein, president of RDI Wire & Cable Solutions. “We’ve achieved our AS9100C and veteran-owned business certifications, which, when coupled with our skilled associates, will allow us to competitively compete in our market. We appreciate Salisbury-Wicomico Economic Development, the City of Salisbury, Wicomico County, and the state of Maryland for assisting us with all aspects of our operation.”


RDI is a wire harness manufacturer that specializes in the military and aerospace industries. After transitioning from commercial wire and cable products in 2010, the company redirected its focus to high-end products for the military drone market. Today, the company’s wire products and cable assemblies are used in military aircraft and vehicles. RDI’s management team has more than 100 years of combined experience in wire harness and cable manufacturing.

“The expansion of RDI Wire & Cable Solutions on the Eastern Shore is an outstanding example of the progress and economic growth happening all over our state,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “We are particularly proud of Maryland’s highly-skilled workforce, and I commend this company for hiring recently displaced employees as they more than triple their workforce in the coming years."

“We are pleased to support RDI Wire & Cable Solutions, which is positioned for growth because of its highly-experienced management team and strategic focus on the rapidly growing military drone market,” said Maryland Commerce Secretary Mike Gill. “RDI Wire & Cable Solutions is among a number of manufacturers, including several on the Eastern Shore, which are continuing to grow and add jobs in Maryland.”

To support the expansion, the Maryland Department of Commerce has approved a $100,000 conditional loan through the Maryland Economic Development Assistance Authority and Fund (MEDAAF). Additionally, the Salisbury-Wicomico Economic Development Corporation will provide a $10,000 conditional loan. The company is also eligible for a number of state and local tax credits.

“Wicomico County is pleased to a​ssist RDI Wire and Cable Solutions in their expansion,” said Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver. “We anticipate strong growth and stand ready to support their growth well into the future.”

“RDI is showing confidence in the greatest workforce on the planet and in the fast-growing City of Salisbury. We thank them for their business and for providing jobs for our citizens,” said Salisbury Mayor Jacob Day.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is really good news for the area. There are not very many tech-type jobs here on MES.

Anonymous said...

Great news!!

Anonymous said...

This is great to hear. God Bless the expansion and the owner who is taking the steps which along comes risk to help improve the area.

Anonymous said...

they are very greedy. Once the government funds dry up, that will be it for them. They won't invest any private funds into this place.

Anonymous said...

This would be a great tech place if only all the business taxation and regulations on developing property weren't so bad.

Anonymous said...

Worked for the owner-slave driver.

He'll take the money an run.

Anonymous said...

Take 50 off WELFARE.

Anonymous said...

Didn't he promise this last year also?