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Covenco breaks ground on distribution center

August 24, 1999

The Washington County Commissioners Tuesday attended a groundbreaking ceremony for a business scheduled to open in late December.

Construction on the 12,500-square-foot Covenco distribution center began about one month ago, said Richard McCleary, owner of McCleary and Earley of Williamsport, the contractor building the center.

Covenco is a Middletown, Pa.-based vending and cafeteria company. The facility will be at Huyett's Business Park off Md. 63 west of Hagerstown.

The business will create about 20 jobs, paying in the $10 to $12 an hour range, said Andy Calhoun, vice president of purchasing for Covenco.

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The county is pleased Covenco chose Washington County for a Maryland distribution center, from which it will serve companies in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland, Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook said.

- Scott Butki

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