Citing a rebounding rail industry and an increase in work orders, locomotive manufacturer NRE recently announced that it has reopened its 450,000-square-foot Paducah, Ky., plant.
On the heels of the two-year closure, employees have begun making light repairs and inspections of locomotives, as well as other service offerings, NRE said, and the company is looking to fill available positions as plant operations increase.
When at full strength, NRE Paducah provides the following services:
- New locomotive builds
- Remanufactured locomotives
- Locomotive service
- Field service
- New parts and components
- Remanufactured parts and components
“We are very excited to be able to reopen the Paducah plant,” said Steven Beal, President, NRE. “The Paducah plant and its employees have a nearly 100-year history of providing quality locomotive products and services. Our goal since we shuttered it two years ago has always been to bring it back online and to get our employees back to work.”
“The reopening of the Paducah facility is merely the beginning,” Beal said. “Paducah will be a key component of the future of our company and we look forward to growing together.”