Himmelrich Associates’ renovation of the historic Winslow Parker Metal Building at 333 W. Ostend St. is nearly complete with three floors of office space on the upper levels and a 400-seat event venue on the first floor. Included in the renovation were all new windows, exterior paint, signage, a new roof with deck, new utilities, steel openings and new concrete entrances. Read more at



Canton-based Barcoding, Inc. has acquired Danforth Systems as it expands it supply chain automation offerings to Texas. The company is also renovating a former garment factory on Bank St. in Highlandtown where it plans to open a local office. Read more at Baltimore.



Maryland-based Emergent BioSolutions entered into an agreement to acquire specialty vaccine manufacturer PaxVax for $270 million. Emergent provides the U.S. government with infectious-disease vaccines and will now add treatments for cholera and typhoid to the mix. Read more at The Washington Post.



Fairfax-based FVCBankcorp Inc. started trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market last week with its IPO priced at $20 a share. The Virginia-chartered community bank agreed to raise an additional $10 million in capital as a condition of its acquisition of Rockville-based Colombo Bank for $33.3 million last month. Read more at the Washington Business Journal.



Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said the company will announce the location of its HQ2 facility before the end of this year. Boston, New York, Newark, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and Montgomery County, Md. are among the 20 finalists under consideration. Read more at Engadget.



Target plans to hire an additional 120,000 seasonal employees in the fourth quarter as well as over 7,500 fulfillment positions at its distribution centers. The retail giant will also double the number of employees handling online orders. Read more at the Baltimore Business Journal.