Location

The city

Westminster is located just northwest of Baltimore and is the seat of Carroll County. The city is part of the Central Region of Maryland, which offers a unique combination of outdoor adventure and metropolitan sophistication. Living in Westminster, you can explore the area with all its beaches, lakes, and renowned museums and restaurants.

The community of Westminster was founded in 1764 and was officially incorporated as a city in the year 1818. The city was named after the Westminster in London, England and has grown to a population of approximately 20,000. The city has as many as 14 parks totaling 50 miles, where you can enjoy tennis, basketball, bouldering, and skating in one of the city's skate parks. There are several events and festivals to enjoy during the year – such as the Carroll County Fair, Common Ground on the Hill, Maryland Wine Festival, Westminster Fallfest and Art in the Park. Other popular activities to explore in Westminster:

  • Carroll County Arts Center, which offers live theater performances for all ages and several art galleries featuring fine local and regional art.
  • At Westminster City Park, enjoy one of the many outdoor summer concerts
  • Have fun and get exercise with your neighbors by growing your own food at the local community garden.

The surroundings

Westminster is located only a 45 minutes (38 miles) drive away from Baltimore, which is known for its rich and heavily preserved historical culture, lovely suburbs, beautiful waterfront, amazing aquarium and zoo and extensive arts community. Baltimore has one the hottest food scenes on the East Coast – with everything from freshly caught fish, to exotic Ethiopian and farm-to table fare. Westminster is also close to York County, where you can explore touring, fishing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, hiking, and much more.

Fun fact

Westminster is a suburb of Baltimore, and Baltimore’s claim-to-fame it that it was the birthplace of America’s National Anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.

Hexagon Purus in Westminster

More than 40 employees currently work at the Taneytown, MD/Westminster, MD Purus site. We are a dedicated and closely connected team where we work for each other’s success and wellbeing. Our site in Westminster is a premier supplier of filament winding solutions with a value driven emphasis on niche product design, development, and production for composite products. We produce Type 3 and Type 4 hydrogen pressure vessels for the following markets: Aerospace, Light-Duty Vehicles, Medium & Heavy-Duty Vehicles, Hydrogen Distribution, Buses, Maritime and Ground Storage. Working in We in Hexagon Purus are passionate about our vision of Clean Air Everywhere and we want to give back to the communities where we operate. Our team in Westminster has therefore volunteered in programs such as Habitat for Humanity, participated in Toys for Tots, and donated canned goods to those in need.

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