The company plans to increase the workforce to a second location in Hampstead over the next six years
ANNAPOLIS, MD–Governor Larry Hogan today announced that Penguin Random House, the renowned book publisher home to more than 300 international publishing houses, has expanded its presence in Maryland with the opening of a second distribution center in the county. by Carroll.
“Seeing Penguin Random House expand is very exciting news for our state and for our Carroll County workforce,” said Governor Hogan. “We are proud to support the company in its efforts and look forward to seeing its footprint continue to grow right here in Maryland.”
The company, which has the largest of its four nationwide distribution centers in Westminster, has leased 1 million square feet of space at 630 Hanover Pike in Hampstead for its new location in County Carroll. Over time, Penguin Random House plans to create 150 new full-time jobs at the facility, bringing its total number of jobs to 870 workers in Maryland.
“We are extremely satisfied with our Westminster fulfillment and distribution center. So when we decided to expand into a fourth facility to support our national focus on growth and innovation, it was a natural decision to select a second location in Maryland, ”said Annette Danek, vice president Executive, Supply Chain, of Penguin Random House. . “We are excited about the many great opportunities our Hampstead location can offer our authors, booksellers, publishing partners, as well as the career opportunities for our Westminster colleagues and new employment opportunities for Marylanders. “
In July 2013, two major book publishers, Penguin Group and Random House, merged into Penguin Random House. The company’s roots go back to the 1800s and its history in Maryland began in the 1960s. They have published many of the world’s most widely read authors, including over 80 Nobel Laureates and over 100 Pulitzer Laureates. .
“Penguin Random House’s commitment to Carroll County and surrounding areas is a great investment for the entire state,” said Secretary Kelly M. Schulz of the Maryland Department of Commerce. “Maryland continues to be a destination of choice for companies looking to distribute their products easily and efficiently, and we are excited to see the impact of this new facility on the business and its customer experience.
To help cover the costs of the project, the Maryland Department of Commerce approved a conditional loan of $ 325,000 through Advantage Maryland, formerly the Maryland Economic Development Assistance Authority and Fund. The state is also providing a workforce training grant of $ 25,000 as part of its Workforce Quality Partnership program.
To learn more about Penguin Random House, visit penguinrandomhouse.com.