Press release

ATB moved operations to Westminster, MD

Advanced Thermal Batteries grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony was held in Westminster, MD on Tuesday, June 21, 2016.  ATB staff, along with representatives of Saft America, were in attendance.  Mike Windsor was the host for the ceremony, greeting and introducing the dignitaries.   Representing the state of Maryland was Senator Justin Ready, Delegate Susan Krebs, Delegate Haven Shoemaker, Michael Eisenberg, for Delegate April Rose, and Mary O’Keefe, for Representative Andy Harris.  Representing Carroll County, Commissioners Dennis Frazier, and Richard Rothschild, also in attendance was Westminster Mayor, Kevin Utz.  Secretary Mike Gill and Tim Doyle, Finance Manager, represented Maryland State Department of Commerce.


Guy Chagnon, CEO of ATB, welcomed the audience, which included many ATB customers and government and military agencies.  Mr. Chagnon discussed the history of thermal batteries and the roots of ATB in this timeline.  The Maryland Secretary of Commerce, Mike Gill, gave the keynote address.  After the ceremony Mr. Chagnon took guests on a tour of the new facility, which concluded with a luncheon.


This multi-million dollar expansion is the result of extensive work and success with the Defense Industry’s Prime Contractors, the US Government and research organizations to develop and produce advanced thermal batteries for the military’s leading-edge weapon systems.  ATB’s unique offering of technologies has matured into full production programs, demanding additional space in a new state-of-the-art facility.  This move will create high technology jobs in the area and will ultimately double our workforce.


ATB has worked with the U.S. Government and Prime Contractors for more than a decade developing products using industry-leading technologies. As requirements for these advanced technologies in missiles, rockets, smart bomb weapon systems and emergency backup systems continue to grow, ATB will have the ability to scale its operations accordingly.




ATB’s relentless pursuit of excellence will continue to benefit its customers, the Government and our warfighters with products providing unsurpassed quality, performance and reliability at an affordable price. This investment by ASB group and ATB provides the proper tools to become a major manufacturing organization, solidifying ATB’s position as the technology leader in the thermal battery industry.


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