New England battery company inks lease deal in Anne Arundel County

Baltimore Business Journal  |  Melody Simmons

983 Waugh Chapel Way at Waugh Chapel Business Park
983 Waugh Chapel Way at Waugh Chapel Business Park

An industrial battery sales and manufacturing company has leased 11,300 square feet at the Waugh Chapel Business Park to expand.

Northeast Battery & Alternator and its affiliate Tri-State Battery & Alternator inked a deal to lease the new office space in Anne Arundel County and grow from offices currently in Baltimore County. The companies sell and distribute batteries for golf carts, vehicles, lawn and garden tools and power sport vehicles.

The two companies are part of New England-based Stored Energy Holdings Inc. The new office digs hold loading docks and warehouse space as well as office suites at 983 Waugh Chapel Way in a newly built single-story flex development owned by St. John Properties.

Other tenants in the development include Pepco Government Services, a division of Exelon Corp., which recently relocated from Lanham to 6,000 square feet of space in the project.

“The Waugh Chapel location provides a regional presence to both of our companies and, given the proximity of major highways to the business community, enables our team to more easily access Columbia, suburban sections of Maryland into Washington, D.C. and Annapolis, where we are experiencing particularly strong customer growth and activity,” said John Tilly, president of Northeast Battery & Alternator, in a statement.

The Auburn, Massachusetts-based company and its affiliates have sales and distribution centers in several mid-Atlantic areas including Delaware, Pennsylvania and New York. The company is currently located in the Caton Research Center in Southwestern Baltimore County, and Tri-State Battery is currently located in Gambrills.

Waugh Chapel Business Park is a mixed-use business community being developed in a joint partnership between St. John Properties, Inc. and Reliable Contracting Company. The development will hold a total of 226,000 square feet of flex and research and development space when built out.

St. John Properties’ Brooke Harlanderrepresented the landlord in this transaction.