Knorr Brake Corporation has broken ground at its Westminster, Maryland, manufacturing facility to begin an expansion expected to add about 60 jobs to the existing 230-employee workforce by 2018.
The project will double the size of Knorr's manufacturing capabilities in the Westminster Technology Park (located in Carroll County about 30 miles from Baltimore) from 120,000 to 236,000 square feet.
Westminster-based Knorr manufactures braking, door and HVAC systems for the mass transit rail industry. It operates sales/service facilities in Carmel, New York, and Union City, California.
U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski said the expansion will the company to meet increased demand for safer rail cars.