Barcoding Inc. plans to redevelop former Highlandtown garment factory - Baltimore


Nov. 9, 2017 8:02 am

Barcoding Inc. plans to redevelop former Highlandtown garment factory

The company expects to move into the building on Bank St. by the end of 2018.

Barcoding's new home at 3840 Bank St.

(Photo via Google Maps)

Barcoding Inc. is planning a move from Canton to Highlandtown.

The supply chain automation company purchased a former garment factory at 3840 Bank St., and plans to renovate it next year.

The move will come in the 20th year for the company, which has been expanding its offerings. It acquired two companies this year, including fellow Southeast Baltimore company Power Up (formerly NV3 Technologies). The company is also looking to use new space for mobile device production and repair, as well as an RFID technology center.

The location is the former home of a garment factory run by I.C. Isaacs and Co. The company received $795,000 in state tax credits for the project. It plans to begin renovating the 31,000 sq. ft. building in March, and complete the project by the end of 2018. Baltimore-based Urban Design Group will design the work. The company will look to repurpose existing materials, such as garment tables, as CEO Jay Steinmetz said it’s important to the company to honor the building’s past.

“We look forward to moving into the up-and-coming Highlandtown district,” Steinmetz said. “At this point in time construction in Baltimore is lacking, motivating us to double down and create a state-of-the-art facility that will enable us to continue to innovate and grow our roots in this charming city.”

The company’s current headquarters is about 1.5 miles away on Boston St. in Canton.

Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is Market Editor for Baltimore and DC. A graduate of Northeastern University, he moved to Baltimore following stints in New Orleans and Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Baltimore Fishbowl, NOLA Defender, Times-Picayune and the Rio Grande Sun.

  • My brother in law worked at I.C. Isaacs, first as a sewing machine repairman, and finally as the building facilities manager, for over 40 years.


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