FREDERICK, Md. – In its hometown, Wright Manufacturing’s commercial lawn mowers can now be purchased just five minutes from where they are manufactured. Horizon, a national landscape equipment dealer, has just opened a 10,000-square-foot facility at 1569 Tilco Drive in Frederick.

Geoffrey Conway, Horizon’s mid-Atlantic zone manager, says that the Frederick  store is the first in Maryland, but more are planned. The new store will focus on serving commercial and residential landscape contractors, municipalities and grounds maintenance people. Wright has been Horizon’s lead mower line in the mid-Atlantic zone since the middle of last year.

Conway says that Horizon selected Frederick for its first Maryland store because it is centrally located, allowing the company to ship product to customers and other stores. He adds that the community is growing and Horizon wants to grow with it.