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.
"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."