A company that designs and manufactures high-performance protective cases and racks used in industries ranging from broadcasting to defense has chosen Frankford as the new site for its United States operations.
CP Cases USA, opened in 2013 by the owner of a similar company in the United Kingdom, will move from an 8,000-square-foot site in Bishopville, Maryland, to a 25,000-square-foot site in Frankford Business Park on U.S. Route 113.
The company will bring nine current employees to the Sussex County location and plans to create 16 new jobs there over the next three years.
“CP Cases is so excited to become a part of the community of Sussex County, Delaware, and appreciate the support we’ve received from Delaware and Sussex County to expand our operations,” said general manager Peter Gill. “We look forward to offering high-quality manufacturing jobs in the community and continue building stable long-term operations in Delaware.”
Within the entertainment industry, the company’s customers have included musical acts such as the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Queen and Pink Floyd.
Its products include rack-mount transit cases, air-conditioned transit cases, Lightweight AirShip containers, camera rain covers and rugged textile and flexible material products.
The company also serves broadcasting and media; entertainment and live events; energy and marine; medical; and security and defense industries.
Gov. John Carney said Delaware provides a great environment for small businesses and he’s glad CP Cases chose to relocate to Frankford.
“This investment shows that Delaware remains a leader in innovative manufacturing techniques,” Carney said.
According to the company, its new Delaware location will allow better utilization of the roto-molding process CP Cases uses to form its molded case and rack products.
“Natural gas is the most efficient fuel for this process, and Martin Property Development’s decision to bring natural gas to Frankford Business Park and its tenants was key to CP Cases’ decision to locate there,” the company said in a press release.
CP Cases has requested two grants from the state’s Council on Development Finance: a Jobs Performance Grant of $161,610 and a Capital Expenditure Grant of $28,500.
Distribution of grants from the Delaware Strategic Fund is dependent on the company meeting commitments as outlined to the council, which reviewed and approved CP Cases’ request for up to $190,110 in total grant funding.
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