“Success of greeNEWit Acknowledged by White House” The Business Monthly

January 1, 2012 Written by  Comments Print

Think big, move fast and implement smart. That’s the mantra that President and CEO Lily Bengfort used to shape CenGen, which has grown in size and capacity while maintaining a reputation for innovation.

CenGen joined the Howard County Economic Development Authority’s (HCEDA) NeoTech Incubator in 2004 with 10 employees; now ready to graduate, the company has provided jobs for more than 300 workers since then in full-time, part-time and temporary jobs.

Recently acquired by a major defense contractor, CenGen specializes in wireless and mobile communication technologies for applications in defense, intelligent transportation systems and first responder communication programs. It’s wireless and mobile communication technologies are focused on meeting the needs of low echelon units working in disruptive and bandwidth constrained environments.

CenGen has provided fielding and test support, as well as system integration on Department of Defense communications systems. The company has a national reputation for providing decision-makers in government and industry with expertise in network planning, design and implementation.

Success of greeNEWit Acknowledged by White House
Helping people reduce their energy usage, lower the impact on the environment and make money in the process has become a more important aspect of doing business in recent years. Columbia based greeNEWit is growing by leaps and bounds for that reason.

The company was founded to help society build more sustainable communities and better economies through energy efficiency and conserving the use of natural resources. It helps homeowners, businesses and municipalities adopt green best practices to cut costs and achieve energy savings.

Since its founding in 2008, greeNEWit’s services have evolved from providing energy audits in the residential sector to pioneering a software platform that helps facilitate the industry — from the workforce perspective all the way to the government administrators.

greeNEWit acts as consults with homeowners, builders and government contractors to provide the most cost-effective energy solutions available. Recently recognized at the White House for its contributions to the U.S. economy and entrepreneurship, the company involves the community to support continued education, humanitarian advancement and economic development.

Mobern’s Shining Light Spans Decades

Established in 1944, Mobern Lighting Co. has been a designer/manufacturer of a wide range of industrial/commercial, state-of-the-art, energy-efficient lighting fixtures and solutions.

Presently located in a 140,000-square-foot plant on Route 1 in Laurel, Mobern began serving Howard County in 1957. It has doubled its workforce and increased sales by more than 100% during the course of the last 12 months. This growth is mainly attributable to local projects with Maryland institutions, government agencies (federal and state) and commercial/industrial building owners.

Recently, Mobern identified and supplied energy efficient lighting solutions for the Maryland Sports Authority (Oriole Park at Camden Yards), BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, Howard County Government, NSA and Fort Meade, among other entities. Each of these projects featured the company’s in-house design, engineering and flexible manufacturing operations, setting the stage for energy -and cost-efficiency.

In addition, major lighting manufacturers have contracted with Mobern to produce home-grown, American-made products to supplement existing product lines that were once manufactured abroad.

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