Harbor Designs and Manufacturing turns ideas into reality, 200 employees needed in Baltimore – VIDEO

BALTIMORE — Harbor Designs and Manufacturing is a Pigtown-based contract company that works with universities, startups, private companies and independent inventors to turn product ideas into production-ready blueprints. If the customer wants, it also manufactures the products at its warehouse on Wicomico Street, where it recently moved into a 45,000-square-foot facility. See video here.

PHOTO: Harbor Designs and Manufacturing is a Pigtown-based contract company that works with universities, startups, private companies and independent inventors to turn product ideas into production-ready blueprints. If the customer wants, it also manufactures the products at its warehouse on Wicomico Street, where it recently moved into a 45,000-square-foot facility. Video provided by Colin Campbell/Baltimore Sun.

On the sixth floor of a Pigtown warehouse, designers, engineers and other workers are developing and building a slew of different inventions, from medical devices to an electric skateboard.

The company, Harbor Designs and Manufacturing, works with startups, private companies, universities and independent inventors to turn product ideas into production-ready blueprints, and then, if the clients want, puts the products together right there.

The eight-year-old company recently expanded from a much smaller space at 1100 Wicomico St. to the 45,000-square-foot sixth-floor space, which it will officially open Tuesday. Until now, the company didn’t have the space to accommodate the demand it sees for contract design and manufacturing in Baltimore, said Kevin Barnes, Harbor Designs’ CEO.

Barnes’ son, Josh Barnes, the firm’s vice president of operations, said the new space will allow for a large-scale product assembly system — and a rapid expansion in hiring.

Harbor Designs, which employs about 20 people, expects to be able to hire as many as 200 people as it grows into its new space, which is in the city’s Economic Empowerment Zone. Check for Harbor Designs and Manufacturing jobs here.

READ MORE of this story at The Baltimore Sun by Colin Campbell. Photo courtesy of Harbor Designs and Manufacturing.

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