Telford Aviation Inc. Signs Lease with St. John Properties for 11,160 Square Feet of Space at GATE Project in APG

BALTIMORE, MD (July 11, 2011) – Telford Aviation, Inc., a division of ACC Holding, Inc., has executed a lease with St. John Properties, Inc. for 11,160 square feet of space at The Government and Technology Enterprise (The GATE) project, a 416-acre business community within Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) in Harford County, MD. The Milwaukee-based company will consolidate Program Management, Training and Technical staff to the Aberdeen Proving Ground location.

Telford Aviation, Inc. (TAI) specializes in supporting deployment of government C4ISR Programs with Contractor Logistics Support (CLS), Aircraft Maintenance, Primary Mission Equipment (PME) Maintenance, Contractor Flight Operations and PME training. “TAI is an innovative aerospace company concentrating our efforts with C4ISR Programs for the Department of Defense” said Matthew Frei, Director of Government Programs, Telford Aviation Inc. “We are excited about this new location as it gives us greater visibility and timely support to our customers located within APG.”

Telford Aviation will occupy space at 6165 Guardian Gateway, a 51,120 square foot R&D/office/flex building that is expected to be completed next month. The LEED Silver-designed building features a high-efficiency HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system, high performance windows, sustainable lavatory fixtures, a white thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) roofing system, significant open space and wetland/forest preserves, drought-tolerant landscaping, and low VOC (volatile organic compounds) paints, carpets and adhesives. Additionally, the building will satisfy federal anti-terrorism/force protection standards, providing Telford with the opportunity to sublease/license space to their federal customers.

“Telford Aviation represents the latest company servicing the defense industry that recognized the significant advantages of a presence within the gates of Aberdeen Proving Ground,” explained Lawrence F. Maykrantz, President of St. John Properties. “Attracting Telford Aviation continues our momentum of bringing the nation’s best and most highly-recognized firms to The GATE.”

The GATE is located immediately inside the main entrance to Aberdeen Proving Ground. St. John Properties has started and/or delivered nine speculative office and R&D buildings at the project, totaling more than 526,000 square feet of space. Over the next five to ten years, the project is anticipated to grow up to 2,000,000 square feet.

St. John Properties, Inc., founded in 1971 as MIE Properties, owns and has developed more than 15 million square feet of R&D/flex, warehouse, office and retail space in Maryland, Colorado, Louisiana, Virginia and Wisconsin. For more information about the company, visit

For more information, contact:
Al Cunniff, Director of Marketing, St. John Properties, Inc.