A van conversion company moving to Carroll County that is expected to hire about 400 people in the next three years will host a job fair next week in Westminster.
FR Conversions announced in early August that it will relocate its manufacturing operations from Woodlawn to Tech Court, located off Md. 97, in Westminster. The company is investing $20 million to purchase the 152,000-square-foot site and additional equipment, and to complete the relocation.
"We're moving to Westminster because we're growing and we're looking for skilled employees to work on the production line," FR Conversions' Chief Operations Officer Chris Mayfield said.
The job fair will take place 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, and Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Carroll County Business and Employment Resource Center, at 224 N. Center St. in Westminster. Those wanting to attend the job fair should contact Jennifer Maffucci at 410-386-2521 or firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, to schedule an interview time.
FR Conversions specializes low-cost wheelchair-accessible van conversions, according to a Carroll County Economic Development news release. Recently the company expanded its vehicle options to include full-size transit/paratransit vehicles. The mobility vans are constructed on Chrysler platforms and Toyota Sienna models.
Mayfield told the Times in August that the company will hire 50 employees during the first 90 to 120 days in Westminster and 400 total within the next two to three years.
The company is looking to hire experienced MIG welders, automotive tear down personnel, automotive finishers and at least one custodian, according to Mayfield.
Mayfield said the shift work runs 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Potential applicants will have a brief screening interview and, if selected, will have to go through to the next phase: an on-site job preview session.
Welders will have an on-site welding test, and all potential applicants will go through pre-employment drug screening.
If you go:
What: FR Conversions job fair
When: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, and Thursday, Sept. 10
Where: Carroll County Business and Employment Resource Center, 224 N. Center St., Westminster.
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R.S.V.P.: Individuals who want to attend the job fair should contact Jennifer Maffucci at 410-386-2521 or email@example.com no later than 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, to schedule an interview time.