Choptank Transport Will Expand Caroline County, Maryland, Headquarters
As part of the expansion, the company will incorporate large open spaces into the design of the building and add an additional 130 jobs. In addition, the company has also purchased a separate 4,000 square-foot building in the Town of Preston to accommodate the increase in employees.
“We have been blessed with outstanding growth,” says Steve Covey, Executive Vice President at Choptank. “Our strategy has been and will continue to be our results driven culture. Our employees’ dedication and focus on exceeding customer expectations has allowed this growth. The new addition will allow for further investment into our culture through business intelligence and staff additions. Those additions will foster collaborative technologies that will allow us to successfully manage and grow in a logistics world that faces unprecedented requirements for over-the-road safety and cargo security.”
To assist with the expansion, the Maryland Department of Commerce has approved a $25,000 conditional loan through the Maryland Economic Development Assistance Authority and Fund program. Additionally, the Caroline County Economic Development Corporation is providing a $2,500 conditional loan to help complete the project.
“The growth of a company with a nationwide footprint like Choptank is a tremendous asset to the Eastern Shore and the State of Maryland,” said Governor Larry Hogan, “Our administration is committed to helping businesses like Choptank - a business that is thriving and providing the citizens of our state with great jobs and more opportunity.”
“We are so proud to have Choptank Transport in Caroline County” said Angela Visintainer, Director of Economic Development for the Caroline Economic Development Corp. “They’re a very innovative company with strong leadership. Their tremendous growth and success over the past 10 years has provided wonderful opportunities for their employees and the community as a whole.”
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