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Conair Plans Hagerstown, Maryland, Distribution Complex

Conair LLC, a developer, manufacturer, and marketer of health and beauty products and kitchen appliances, plans to establish operations in Hagerstown, Maryland. The project is expected to create 700 jobs over the next ten years.

The company will construct a new distribution center on approximately 2.1 million-square-feet of land in Washington County.

“We are looking forward to this partnership, which will allow us to be more responsive to our customers’ needs,” said Conair Senior Vice President of Distribution and Logistics Dan Kochenash. “As we work together with the Maryland Department of Commerce, this operation provides us with a platform to improve service today and expand our business in the future.”

To assist with project costs, the Maryland Department of Commerce is working on approving a $2 million conditional loan through Advantage Maryland. Washington County is planning to provide a $200,000 conditional loan pending approval from the Board of County Commissioners. The company is also eligible for various other incentives and tax credits, including the More Jobs for Marylanders program and the state’s Job Creation Tax Credit.

“We are pleased to assist Conair with its move into Western Maryland,” noted Maryland Department of Commerce Secretary Kevin Anderson. “By locating in Washington County, the company will have convenient access to major consumer markets, as well as several highways and ground and freight hubs. We look forward to seeing Conair grow throughout the region over the next decade.”

Stamford, Connecticut-based Conair LLC is a leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of branded personal care and small kitchen appliances, cookware, hairbrushes and accessories, cosmetic bags, and travel accessories. The company’s brands include Cuisinart®, Conair®, Babyliss®, Scünci® and Waring®.

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