State Senator Bob Cassilly tours Smiths Detection Inc. U.S. HQ in Edgewood, MD

Smiths Detection Inc. (SDI) today welcomed Maryland State Senator Bob Cassilly on a tour of its U.S. headquarters in Edgewood, MD, where he also addressed employees. SDI designs, develops and manufactures a wide range of products to support and protect the U.S. military, first responders and homeland security.

State Sen. Cassilly is an Army veteran. Before being elected state senator, he served in the Departments of State and Defense, where he was awarded the Bronze Star for his service in Iraq.

After his tour Sen. Cassilly said, “Continued growth in the fields of threat detection and identification technology is not only critical to both the Maryland and U.S. economies, it is vital to the world’s safety and security. Our state values companies like SDI, who use innovation and partnership with government and other customers to defend and protect us all.”

Terry Gibson, President of SDI, said, “It is important that we have an open dialogue and strong relationships with our community and its elected leaders. We welcome them to our facility so they may see firsthand, and better understand, how our employees contribute to both the security of our country and our local economy.”

Edgewood, MD, is the hub of a vast spectrum of solutions designed, built and delivered to US customers including the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), first and emergency responders, and many other customers with threat and contraband detection and identification needs. SDI manufactures flagship products such as HazMatID Elite, a portable identifier of suspicious substances, and RadSeeker, a handheld, rugged, and highly accurate isotope detector and identifier which was specifically designed to meet the U.S. DHS mission requirements for identifying varied nuclear threats. SDI also helps secure the nation’s airports through baggage screening technologies.


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 a 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.