Salisbury company expects to add more than 100 new jobs
David Chambers has announced the expansion of APEX RF Conditioning in Salisbury, and anticipates hiring more than 100 new employees in the next few years.
The startup company supplies distributed radio access networks and distributed antenna systems and assemblies to builders/installers and neutral host companies.
New jobs created by APEX will include engineers, technicians and assemblers, with an estimated combined payroll exceeding $8.5 million annually once full build-out is complete.
“With the current push toward 5G deployment,” Chambers stated in a news release, “(it’s a) great time to introduce the new company. We have the talent in this region to supply industry-changing wireless technology. We look forward to growing our operations here.”
The products are used to illuminate new buildings and existing poorly covered areas with signals from all existing operators, including the new 5G systems. APEX products will also distribute Wi-Fi and First Responders Network signals.
In 1992, Chambers founded Filtronic Comtek USA in Salisbury and in 2008, Prism Microwave in Naples, Florida. Filtronic and Prism reached global sales of $500 million and $40 million, respectively and employed hundreds of associates.
“Wicomico is globally recognized as a hotbed of microwave innovation and manufacture and we look forward to growing that sector along with APEX and other companies,” said Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver.
Salisbury Mayor Jacob Day stated that ‘”manufacturing is alive and well in Salisbury and is complementing growth seen and experienced throughout Salisbury, Maryland’s fastest growing city.”
Salisbury-Wicomico Economic Development has worked with the firm for the past year, assisting in securing financing and in site selection. APEX received initial financing from the SWED Business Expansion Fund and will locate to Northwood Industrial Park