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September 05, 2004

Name of business: Volant Technology Services LLC

Owner: Robert M. Waterworth

Address: Technical Innovation Center, 20140 Scholar Drive, Suite 214, Hagerstown

Opening date: February 2004

Products and services: "Volant provides engineering and installation services for companies that deploy high-speed network communications systems across large geographical areas."

Market area: National, mid-Atlantic

How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "Competition derived from the Telecommunications Act of 1996 has restructured the industry. More choices for consumers have spawned service providers deploying cutting-edge technologies. I wanted to be involved in this telecommunications revolution."


Previous business experience: Five years as director of operations for Trinity Telecom and 19 years as an environmental systems engineer working at Johns Hopkins University's applied physics laboratory performing oceanographic research and development.

Number of employees: Seven

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Web site:

Phone number: 301-790-3381

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