Advanced Manufacturing / Job Creation
Knorr Brake plans expansion in Westminster
By Amanda Winters /
May 25, 2017
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Knorr Brake Company, a manufacturer of braking, door, and HVAC systems for the mass transit rail industry, is expanding its corporate headquarters and manufacturing operations in Carroll County and adding 200 new jobs over the next six years.

The company will invest $2.2 million and add approximately 30,000 square-feet of space to its existing facility, located at 1 Arthur Peck Drive in the Westminster Technology Park. Knorr Brake currently has 280 full-time employees.

"We are a growth company with a long history in Carroll County and we look forward to our continued development here," said Rich Bowie, KBC president. "Knorr Brake technologies help ensure safer braking for the rail services that transport people within the region and across North America. The additional space and new jobs will enable us to further grow our presence and our market share with additional products and services." Bowie noted that the expansion will incorporate environmentally-responsible building practices already in place in the LEED-certified facility.

"The continued growth of Knorr Brake is a win for the citizens of Carroll County and for Maryland," said Governor Larry Hogan. "Thriving businesses like Knorr Break that are adding jobs in our state provide proof that our administration's work to strengthen the economy and change Maryland for the better is delivering real results."

"Carroll County has the geographic location, skilled workforce, and business-friendly policies that companies trust will allow them to grow to their fullest potential. I want to thank the corporate leaders of Knorr for their confidence in Carroll County,"said Jack Lyburn, director of Carroll County Economic Development.

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