(VICTORVILLE) — Despite a tough economy, a local company, Exquadrum, is hiring 10 new engineers in an effort to bring high‐tech jobs back to California, and gears up to help the Department of Defense develop counter‐terrorism capabilities.
“We couldn’t think of a better location to expand our business than Victorville,” said the company’s VP & COO, Eric Schmidt. “We turned our dream into a reality here in Adelanto and want to continue to benefit the Victor Valley as much as we possibly can.”
A groundbreaking of the company’s new headquarters at the Southern California Logistics Airport (SCLA) in Victorville made headlines in February, and was attended by Rep., Howard “Buck” McKeon, R‐Calif, among other local elected officials.
“We should all be proud to have the Exquadrum Counter‐Terrorism testing facility opening here in Victorville at the SCLA,” said Rep., McKeon. “This company and this facility will play a significant role in the constant effort to stay ahead, to stay competitive, and to protect our citizenry through technology.”
Exquadrum is currently under contract to develop counter‐terrorism capabilities in the areas of chemical and biological weapons neutralization, troop protection against grenade attacks, covert countermeasures to protect helicopters, and space‐ based propulsion for strategic missile defense.
Exquadrum was founded in 2002 in Adelanto and has since worked with Missile Defense Agency, US Air Force, US Army, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, NASA and more. The Company is Innovation’s Prime Contractor and has been developing life‐saving technologies for the military for nearly a decade while providing a much‐ needed boost to the local economy.