Transportation & Logistics

Washington County has become a well-established crossroads and hub location for the distribution and logistics because of the intersection of I-70 and I-81.  Distribution centers and motor freight trucking firms already located in the area to take advantage of the regional location and transportation infrastructure in the area include:

  • Federal Express Distribution Centers – FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight
  • Staples Distribution Center
  • Home Depot Distribution Center
  • Tractor Supply Distribution Center
  • Lenox Distribution Center
  • Dot Foods – refrigerated and frozen foods distributor
  • Bowman Logistics
  • Marketing Logistics International – management consultants

Washington County also has a rich history in the aircraft and aviation industry dating to the 1930s with the arrival of the Fairchild Aircraft Co, a leading manufacturer of World War II military aircraft.  The area is also the birthplace of Piedmont Airlines, which is part of US Airways. Hagerstown Regional Airport (HGR), today, is Maryland’s second largest public use airport in terms of runway length (7,000 feet), is served by two commercial airlines, Allegiant Air and Sun Air, and is host to a number of aircraft and aviation technology and service firms, including:

  • Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) – aircraft modification/aerial surveillance and communications systems for defense and homeland security
  • Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics – aircraft maintenance training
  • Fugro Geospatial, Inc.– aerial mapping and GIS services
  • Rider Jet Center – general aviation services/flight training
  • Hagerstown Aircraft Services, Inc – aircraft maintenance and repair
  • DST, LLC – aerial reconnaissance services
  • Royal Aircraft Services, LLC – aircraft and engine repair and maintenance