By JULIE E. GREENE
Phoenix Color Corp.'s plans to construct a third building in Hagerstown to be used for book manufacturing could provide jobs for about 200 people, the company president said Monday.
The company, which makes book jackets and paperback covers at its two buildings in the Washington County Business Park, plans to break ground for the new building in the spring, said Louis LaSorsa.
"Instead of just exclusively doing the covers, we're going to be doing the entire product," said LaSorsa.
"We're very excited. We think there's a real need in the marketplace to do it," he said.
The company employs 350 people with a payroll of more than $12 million, he said.
Phoenix makes paperback covers and dust jackets for books for from 400 to 500 customers, LaSorsa said.
The new manufacturing plant will print and bind paperback books the size of workbooks or digests, he said.