Jessup, MD – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Finance and Small Business committees, toured Vorbeck Materials as part of his Made in Maryland Jobs Tour. Located in Jessup, Vorbeck is an industry leader in graphene nanotechnology and cutting edge energy storage solutions.
“Vorbeck Materials is at the forefront of turning science fiction into a reality while creating quality jobs for Marylanders. Through innovation and a strong commitment to their employees, Vorbeck is a part of the reason why Maryland is a national hub for high-tech jobs. I want to ensure that the federal government continues to be a partner, not an obstacle, to their growth,” said Senator Cardin.
John Lettow, Vorbeck’s president, added, “We are thrilled to work with progressive leaders like Senator Cardin to encourage the development of high-tech manufacturing in Maryland.”
Founded in 2006, Vorbeck is the worldwide leader in producing graphene, a crystalline form of carbon that conducts heat and electricity exceptionally well. Vorbeck also creates products that put graphene to use – from batteries and solar cells to circuits and sensors.
Senator Cardin discussed the need to invest in STEM education as a means to grow the potential workforce for companies like Vorbeck. “Vorbeck supports initiatives like Sen. Cardin’s to promote STEM programs in Maryland, for example through our internship and employee training programs,” said Dr. Lettow. In addition, the roundtable featured a discussion on the need to protect the billions of dollars of intellectual property that companies like Vorbeck produce to keep American innovation and manufacturing not only competitive but dominant.