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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

Additional Resources

Business Development

Department of Business Development

Washington County Administration Complex

100 West Washington Street, Suite 1401
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 240-313-2280
Fax: 240-313-2281

Liberal Leave is in effective for Washington County Government


Liberal leave is in effect for all non-essential personal on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, until noon. Essential personnel are expected to fulfill their duties as usual.

The starting time for today’s Board of County Commissioners meeting will be reevaluated at 9:00 am.

For those required to travel, exercise caution on the roadways. If driving is necessary, ensure your vehicle is completely cleared, drive at a reduced speed, practice caution, and avoid crowding or passing plows.
We’ll keep the public informed of any changes. Stay updated by monitoring Washington County Government’s website and social media channels for the latest information. Your safety is our priority!