CASCADE -- Two firms have recently located to Fort Ritchie at Cascade.
Aspen Grove Inc., an independent real estate owned and property management solution provider, is leasing 855 square feet in Building 607 of the former U.S. Army base.
The company will employ three people, according to a prepared release from the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission.
The second company is DJR Associates Inc., a Department of Navy and Missile Defense Agency engineering services firm.
DJR Associates officials said they decided to move their corporate headquarters from Frederick, Md., to Fort Ritchie.
DJR Associates signed a three-year lease for 1,500 square feet in Building 504. It will employ four people who handle administrative functions, the release says.
The company also has locations in Austin, Texas, and Bristol, Tenn.
Three other organizations already have settled at Fort Ritchie: Microtech Solutions, an electronic engineering and software design firm; Indus Corporation, an information technology firm; and, Hagerstown Community College, which operates a branch on the property.