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GE’s continental-European PowerHaul debuts at InnoTrans

At the InnoTrans 2012 expo in Berlin, GE Transportation unveiled its PowerHaul Series PH37ACai diesel-electric locomotive, which the company says “is continental Europe’s newest cross-border locomotive and our most technologically advanced, fuel-efficient, and low-emissions diesel-electric locomotive to date.”

GE expands New York battery factory

General Electric Co. Tuesday said it will expand its new, advanced manufacturing battery factory in Schenectady, N.Y., which is part of the company’s new Energy Storage business.

Bombardier Sustainability Awards go to GE, SKF

Bombardier Transportation has presented its Transportation Sustainability Awards to SKF Group and General Electric Co., “recognizing accomplishments in the field of sustainable development and emphasizing the strong strategic importance of a responsible supply chain as part of the company’s objective to foster Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).”

GE Transportation reports strong revenue gain

Erie, Pa.-based GE Transportation Friday reported a “segment profit” of $232 million in the first quarter of 2012, up 48% from the same quarter a year ago. Revenue of $1.3 billion rose 41% measured against the first quarter of last year.

GE TV ad features Transportation employees

Fairfield, Conn.-based General Electric Co. Wednesday advanced its latest television commercial highlighting various aspects of the company, this one featuring employees from GE Transportation’s Erie, Pa., plant.


CSX Short Line Workshop excels

The 23d Annual CSX Short Line Workshop was yet another standard-setter in terms of content, delivery, and overall message. The emphasis throughout was more on customer service than the mechanical aspects of running a railroad—a welcome change. And I think CFO Fred Eliasson summed it up best when he said to the group, “A strong service product is the foundation for achieving price, productivity and growth targets.”

Sacramento to host rail supply forum

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, along with representatives from the Federal Railroad Administration, will join representatives from original equipment manufacturers Alstom, Bombardier, Electro-Motive Diesel, GE, NipponSharyo, Siemens, Talgo, and Wabtec at a one-day seminar in Sacramento Wednesday. The event is described as a “forum to connect rail industry OEMs with U.S. suppliers in the manufacturing sector.”

GE Transportation hails healthy 4Q

Erie, Pa.-based GE Transportation on Friday reported $1.5 billion in fourth-quarter 2011 revenue, up 43% year-over-year. Revenue for the full year 2011 was $4.9 billion, up 45% compared with fiscal year 2010. Segment profit for the fourth quarter was $226 million, up from $73 million in 2010. Full-year profit for GE Transportation was $757 million, up from $315 million in 2010.

GE Transportation completes RMI acquisition

Erie, Pa.-based GE Transportation said it had completed its acquisition of software provider RMI from The Carlyle Group. GE said late Tuesday the acquisition significantly expands its Software and Optimization Solutions business to serve railroad customers worldwide. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

GE Transportation wins $60 million Trenitalia contract

Italy’s Trenitalia has awarded a contract to GE Transportation worth an estimated $60 million for the design, supply, and installation of 400 onboard SSC (Sistema di Supporto alla Condotta) train-protection systems for passenger and freight diesel locomotives. Trenitalia is the operating company of Italian State Railways.