Hundreds Of New Jobs Come To Carroll County

If you are looking for work, you might consider checking out Carroll County. At least 350 new jobs will come to the county in the not-too-distant future, according to the Baltimore Business Journal. 

The latest in a series of business expansions includes Knorr Brake Co., a Carroll County rail transit systems manufacturer, which is adding 30,000 square feet to its corporate headquarters in Westminster and 200 new jobs over the next six years. It is investing $2.2 million in the expansion. Company President Rich Bowie said the company has nearly doubled in size since it moved to its current location four years ago, and he hopes to see it double again in the next five years. 

The expansion will receive a $700,000 conditional loan through the Maryland Department of Commerce Maryland Economic Development Assistance Authority and Fund to assist with project costs.

The Business Journal reports that Knorr is just the latest of a number of expansions. CoastTec LLC, a power supplies remanufacturing firm, recently started new production in a 62,500-square-foot office, warehouse and plant operations space in Eldersburg. Strouse Corp., a manufacturer that has contracts with U.S. military and defense agencies, is expanding to a new 60,000-square-foot plant in Westminster and adding 25 new jobs, with the help of a $100,000 conditional loan from the state. Evapco Inc., a designer and producer of industrial cooling and refrigeration products, will expand its Taneytown headquarters with new $15 million, 160,000-square-foot building and 125 new jobs over the next five years. The state provided Evapco a $625,000 conditional loan and a $75,000 job training grant.