Knorr Brake to add 200 American Jobs to Westminster facility

Knorr Brake to add 200 jobs to Westminster facility

Westminster-based Knorr Brake Co., which makes brakes, doors and HVAC systems for mass-transit rail lines, will add 200 new jobs over the next six years, the Maryland Department of Commerce announced Thursday.

The company will add 30,000 square feet of space to its facility at the Westminster Technology Park, investing $2.2 million. The company built its facility there in 2013.

The Maryland Department of Commerce will provide a $700,000 conditional loan through the Maryland Economic Development Assistance Authority and Fund to help the company expand.

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, the company’s president. “The additional space and new jobs will enable us to further grow our presence and our market share with additional products and services.”