Officials from Cinetic Landis Corp., an international manufacturer of precision grinding equipment that is used to make everything from NASCAR engines to diesel locomotives, unveiled a 108,700-square-foot facility on Monday near the intersection of Halfway Boulevard and Hopewell Road.
Daniel Pheil, CEO of Cinetic Landis Corp., said the state-of-the-art plant, which formerly operated in Waynesboro, Pa., brought about 180 jobs to Washington County when it opened in July.
The company held its official ribbon cutting Monday.
Pheil said Cinetic Landis Corp. intends to hire additional employees when 20 percent of the company's work force retires in a few more years.
"The vast majority of those jobs will be filled by people from this area," Pheil said.
Those positions include engineers, he said.
Pheil said company officials have been working with representatives from Hagerstown Community College to create a curriculum that will prepare local residents to work at the facility. Some of the parts that the company produces, he said, are as small as 1/100th the thickness of a human hair.