Governor-elect Larry Hogan Tours Costco (PHOTOS)
Maryland Governor-elect Larry Hogan today visited a Costco wholesale regional distribution center in Frederick County for a meeting with national and local Costco managers and a couple-hundred employees about improving the business climate in Maryland.
John Thelan, senior vice president of depot operations for the Costco Wholesale Corporation, gave the Governor-elect a presentation and a tour of the distribution facility. During his presentation, Thelan spoke about Frederick’s many advantages, including a central location to both the East Coast and Midwest for distribution of goods, and access to a skilled workforce.
According to a news release issued by Hogan’s office, Costco Wholesale wants to build a 593,400-square-foot warehouse in Monrovia, which would join the existing distribution center that Hogan visited today. The proposed building would serve as an e-commerce hub and location for returning merchandise to vendors, and is expected to create new jobs and bring business to the region.
“We’re happy to be in Frederick, where Costco has become a staple of our local economy,” said Governor-elect Hogan. “It was a pleasure to meet the dedicated employees at the Costco distribution center, and it is my hope that in a Hogan-Rutherford administration, we can help other companies grow and prosper in Maryland.”