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Acer Readies HdG Headquarters

The business provided an update on its move to Havre de Grace.

Acer showed the interior of the building it's renovating on Clark Road (Credit: ACER)
Acer showed the interior of the building it's renovating on Clark Road (Credit: ACER)
Acer Exhibits and Events, an agency that builds custom exhibits, has been preparing for its move from Belcamp to Havre de Grace. On Wednesday, it showed off the interior of the building it purchased on Clark Road.

Acer purchased the 167,270-square-foot building at 1601 Clark Road in October from Becker Properties for $3 million, according to the Baltimore Business Journal.

Its previous location encompassed 100,000 square feet on Mercedes Drive in Belcamp, the company said.

Acer needed to expand its laser manufacturing operation, workshop, office space and storage capacity, I95 Business magazine reported. In addition, the building sits on a 25-acre campus that will allow Acer to expand as needed.

The larger facility will "meet the needs for Acer and our clients for years to come," Mark Crane, CEO and co-founder of Acer Exhibits, said in a prepared statement.

The company produces exhibits for conference centers and museums so it's only fitting that it would reinvent the Havre de Grace space to suit its vision.

"The long vacant building ... will need a major makeover..." Crane said after Acer purchased the property.

The building on Clark Road was originally constructed in 1970 and renovated in 1997, according to CoStar.

Updates are moving along smoothly, and the relocation is expected to happen soon, the company reported this week.

"We are getting closer to moving into our newly renovated headquarters in Havre de Grace...!" the company reported Wednesday, sharing a photo of the facility on Facebook.

Acer is expected to move into its new facility in the second quarter of 2014.

Are you excited about Acer coming to Clark Road? Tell us in the comments!

James P. Miller February 20, 2014 at 05:54 PM
Hope your ready for the 20% increase in water rates.
SH February 20, 2014 at 07:37 PM
This is the way things should be. Acer has grown by reputation and repeat business. I have been told by those involved in this industry that Acer has become considered a " Brand " So the company that performs at the top of it's industry succeeds. Yes it is the way things should be. Congratulations to Acer and it's team.
Harford County Native February 21, 2014 at 03:07 AM
Welcome to Havre de Grace like JPM said enjoy the water and sewer rates.
whatswiththewater February 21, 2014 at 11:29 AM
And the $20,000 city property tax in addition to the county bill of over $30,000. You do save about $5,000 by being exempt from highway tax in the city of hdg!
SH February 21, 2014 at 12:36 PM
No wet blanket here....actually how about a big Thank You for staying in Harford County Appreciate that

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