Distribution Center Coming To Washington County

It’s expected to generate 700 new full time jobs.

Baltimore, Md (KM) A major developer, manufacturer and marketer of health and beauty products as well as kitchen appliances plans to open a facility in Washington County. Governor Wes Moore’s Office says Conair LLC is wants to set up a distribution center. It will lease property at 10440 Downsville Pike and 17250 Sterling Road south of Hagerstown.

“It’s very exciting to welcome a global company like Conair to Maryland,” said Governor Moore, in a statement. “Our state’s distribution and logistics industry continues to thrive as companies aim to reach customers in record time. Conair will see great success with this new facility and our dedicated local workforce.”

Conair,  based in Stamford, Connecticut,  is a leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of personal care and small kitchen appliances, cookware, hairbrushes and accessories, cosmetic bags, and travel accessories. The company’s brands include Cuisinart, Conair, Babyfiss, Scunci and Warning. Conair sells its products in more than 120 countries across six continents.

“After meeting with Governor Wes Moore, I am delighted to find a shared commitment to creating prosperity and fostering a thriving business environment,” says Ronald T. Diamond, Chief Executive Officer and President of Conair LLC, in a statement.

It’s expected to be the largest single distribution center in the state. The 2.1-million-square-foot facility is expected to create 700 new full time jobs in Maryland over the next ten years. state officials say.

“We are honored that industry leader Conair has selected Washington County as home for its newest distribution facility,” says John Barr, President of the Washington County Board of Commissioners, in a statement.. “The investment of $75-million into this property will significantly benefit our local economy and workforce. This announcement further verifies Washington County as a strategic hub for interstate commerce and we are proud to add Conair to the list of internationally recognized companies who have put their roots down in Washington County.”

By Kevin McManus