Friday, July 08, 2016

GE Manufacturing Solutions celebrates 1,000th locomotive

Written by  Dan Templeton
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GE Manufacturing Solutions celebrates 1,000th locomotive GE Transportation

More than 700 employees attended a ceremony to mark the rollout of the 1,000th locomotive from the GE Manufacturing Solutions plant in Fort Worth, Tex., on July 7, three-and-a-half years after the start of production at the facility.

The 1,000th locomotive was an ET44AC Evolution Series for CN that meets US Environmental Agency Tier 4 emissions standards.

“The milestone is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the team here in Fort Worth," says Richard Simpson, a vice president at GE Transportation. "In less than four years, this team helped start up the GE Manufacturing Solutions facility and built 1,000 high-quality, competitive locomotives for our customers."

The one million square-foot facility is now GE Transportation's primary manufacturing site for Evolution Series locomotives.

 

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