Monday, July 23, 2012


Frederick County Commissioners Blaine Young, C. Paul Smith, City Officials and The Business Development and Retention Division were guests of a business visit hosted by Topline Countertops, Inc. located at 801 N. East Street in Frederick. Topline Countertops Inc. is a family owned and operated business that started operation in May of 1991. Mr. Bruce Lindsay who hosted the visit is the President of the company with over 28 years of experience in the industry and takes a hands -on approach with every aspect of the business. Originally Topline Countertops Inc. only provided laminate and solid surface countertops but has since expanded its services to include quartz and granite. The 12,000 square foot facility has 10 fulltime employees and provides services to many area contractors and builders. Topline Countertops Inc. has the largest selection of surfacing materials in Frederick and caters to homeowners, builders, and remodelers. For more information about Topline Countertops Inc. and how they can give your kitchen definition with a beautiful counter, visit their website at

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Wolters Kluwer Law & Business Book Visit

Frederick County Commissioners Blaine Young, C. Paul Smith, and David Gray along with Helen Riddle and Sherman Coleman of The Business Development and Retention Division met with Mr. Miles White, Senior Distribution Manager for a business visit hosted by Wolters Kluwer Law & Business. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business is one of the world’s largest publishers of legal text. The company has been located in Frederick, Maryland since 1986. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, a unit of Wolters Kluwer, is a leading provider of research information and workflow solutions in key specialty areas. The strength of the company’s four individual brands- Aspen Publishers, CCH, Kluwer Law International, and Loislaw enable customers to obtain comprehensive, in-depth solutions as well as expert authored content for legal, professional, and education markets. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business enables tax, finance, and healthcare professionals to be more effective and efficient by providing information software and services that deliver vital insights, intelligent tools, and guidance of subject matter experts. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business is based out of Amsterdam. The local Frederick facility employs 125 staff, most of who reside in the Frederick area. The warehouse for this facility is 80,000 square feet. Over 4,000 titles are housed at the Frederick facility and close to 2 million publications are shipped yearly. For more information about Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, visit their website at

Friday, July 13, 2012

Frederick County Recognizes #1 RV Dealer in Maryland

Frederick County Commissioners and The Business Development and Retention Division met with Kelly Shanholter, President of Beckley’s Camping Center. Established in 1980 by Mr. Robert Beckley, the Camping Center was originally located on rt. 85 in Frederick. In the spring of 1985 the dealership moved to its present location on rt. 15, 12 miles north of Frederick, Maryland in Thurmont. In their 32 years of serving the RV community as a RV Dealer, they have sold approximately 24,000 RV units. The dealership carries brands that have longevity in the RV industry such as Winnebago, Keystone, KZ, Newmar and Evergreen. The showroom is 6,000 square feet and they have over 270 units in stock. The service department is an 11,375 square foot facility with a 12 bay service shop. They also have a 5,400 square foot parts department. Beckley’s Camping Center employs 72 people of which 59 are Frederick County residents. The company generated over 38 million dollars in revenue in 2011 and Beckley’s has been ranked the number one RV dealer in the State of Maryland for the past 12 years. According to President Kelly Shanholter,“We sell lifestyles to families”. They also have recently broken ground on 3.5 acres of property that will adjoin the service department to help minimize the congestion of the 250 plus RV’s they have for sale. For more information about Beckley’s camping Center, visit their website at

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Summer Begins With Trans-Tech Business Visit

Frederick County Commissioners and The Business Development and Retention Division began the summer season with a business visit to Trans-Tech, a subsidiary of Skyworks Solutions. The business visit was hosted by Mr. Gary Moore, Controller for the company, Daniel Tipsord, Sabrina Winpigler, and Ron Hiltner. The company was founded in 1955 and has been located in Frederick County for 46 years. Trans-tech has three shifts and operates on a 24/7 schedule with over 200 employees. Trans-Tech has two locations in Frederick County. Their Corporate headquarters is a 140,000 square foot facility located at 5520 Adamstown Road. Their 16,000 square foot manufacturing facility is located at 4510 Metropolitan Court. Trans-tech is an industry leader in ceramic products. Trans-Tech designs and manufactures a complete line of RF and microwave components for commercial markets including wireless communications infrastructure, military, cable television, broadband access, circuit miniaturization, technical powder and ingots. Trans-Tech’s in house manufacturing capability allows the company to deliver materials that range from custom particle size distributions for thermal barrier coatings and fuel cells to machined precision components. In addition their product portfolio includes dielectric resonators and coaxial transmission line elements for DRO and VCO applications, ceramic bandpass filters, ferrite and garnet materials for circulators/isolators. Visit their website at

Specialized Engineering Opens Doors for Business Visit

Frederick County Commissioners and The Business Development and Retention division met with Mr. Charles R. Mitchell, Vice-President of Specialized Engineering for a business visit. Specialized Engineering is an employee-owned firm which was founded in 1992 in Ijamsville, Maryland. The company has since grown and is recognized as one of the premier engineering firms in the Mid-Atlantic region. Specialized Engineering moved to its present Frederick location 2 1/2 years ago at 4845 International Blvd. Suite 104, occupying 8,000 square feet and employ 93 people. They operate on two shifts and according to Mr. Mitchell their location is very strategic to the Washington Metropolitan area. Specialized Engineering services include Construction Materials Testing and Inspection, Laboratory Testing and Analysis, Geotechnical Engineering and Environmental Consulting. Some of the projects that Specialized Engineering has been involved with include, The City of Frederick Parking Garage, The Frederick County Public Schools Board of Education Building, Georgetown Waterfront Park, District of Columbia Employment Services and the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. For more information about Specialized Engineering, visit their website at