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Montgomery College’s PIC MC and Hughes Network Systems to Hold Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of High-Tech Manufacturing Facility, Friday, April 26

Located at 19710 Observation Drive in Germantown, Maryland, adjacent to the Hughes Headquarters, this state-of-the-art facility is poised to revolutionize satellite broadband and networking equipment production, cementing Montgomery County's reputation as a hub for innovation. Responding to an RFP from the Pinkney Innovation Complex for Science and Technology (PIC MC) in 2018, Minkoff Development and South Duvall secured exclusive development rights and a long-term ground lease for this transformative project, strategically positioned within a RISE & Opportunity zone.

WHEN: The ribbon cutting ceremony will be held this Friday, April 26, 2024, at 9 a.m.

WHERE: 19710 Observation Dr. Germantown, MD 20876.

WHO: President of Montgomery College, MC Board of Trustees, MC Leadership, PIC MC Foundation Board Members, Elected Officials, Hughes leadership, Minkoff Development and Scheer Partners leadership.  

Program Speakers:

  • Mr. Thomas Luginbill, PIC MC Executive Director
  • Dr. Jermaine F. Williams, President of MC
  • Dr. Gail Wasserman, Chair, PIC MC Foundation Board
  • Paul Gaske, COO, Hughes
  • County Executive Marc Elrich         
  • Mr. Robert Scheer, President & Founder, Scheer Partners Mr. Andy Chod, Co-President, Minkoff Development                
  • Marilyn Balcombe, Montgomery County Councilmember   
  • Laurie-Anne Sayles, Montgomery County Councilmember