A company that will bring a rail car factory and hundreds of jobs to Western Maryland could receive more than $11 million worth of state incentives over several years, according to state officials. Hitachi Rail announced last week that it chose a site near Hagerstown for a 307,000-square-foot assembly plant, where it will produce 256 rail cars for Metro starting in 2024. The factory, viewed by Washington County and state officials as an economic boon, is expected to create work for 460 new employees and support 1,300 other jobs during a contract worth $2.2 billion.
Hitachi Rail plant could receive incentives worth $11 million from Md.
March 31, 2022