Smiths Detection inc. expands manufacturing in Edgewood, MD

Smiths Detection Inc. (SDI) announces the successful transfer of RadSeeker manufacturing from Danbury, CT, to its U.S. headquarters in Edgewood, MD. The move is part of the company’s strategy to integrate its core technologies and centrally grow its product and engineering expertise.

RadSeeker, a next-generation, hand-held radiation detection and identification device, is designed to meet specific Department of Homeland Security (DHS) mission requirements. Used by Customs and Border Protection (CBP), emergency responders and law enforcement agents around the world, the self-calibrating RadSeeker locates sources of radiological material and distinguishes nuclear threats from legitimately occurring radiation.

Terry Gibson, SDI’s President, said: “Manufacturing RadSeeker in Maryland underlines our commitment to remaining the world’s leading provider of advanced technologies to identify constantly evolving CBRNE threats and contraband. Our enhanced footprint in the Edgewood plant positions us to engage even more directly with key customers and to maintain their trust over the long term.”

SDI’s U.S. headquarters and home to its globally recognized training and service support center for the Americas is also located in Edgewood, MD.

Smiths Detection Inc. designs and makes advanced systems and solutions to detect and identify threats including explosives, chemical agents, biohazards, nuclear, radiation, narcotics, weapons and contraband. It manufactures specialized products and manages programs for customers such as the US Department of Defense and Homeland Security Agencies. Smiths Detection Inc. has its US headquarters in Edgewood, MD, and partners with federal and state government agencies and first responders to strengthen homeland security and safeguard the military. It is the US subsidiary of Smiths Detection, a world leader in safety and security technologies, and part of Smiths Group, a global technology business. Smiths Group employs some 23,000 people around the world, including more than 9,000 in the U.S. where it operates around 100 sites in 40 states.