January 24, 2012
GE Transportation was a great growth story last year. The unit, which manufactures high-tech locomotives, mining equipment and other heavy machinery announced more than 2,400 jobs in the U.S. in 2011. It will invest over $400 million to open new plants and upgrade facilities in Pennsylvania and Texas. It also reported $2.1 billion in revenues for the first half of 2011, up 45% over the same period a year ago, and profits at $335 million, up 135%.
January 12, 2012
The rising global and domestic demand for GE’s high technology products has been powering the company’s U.S. manufacturing expansion and job creation. GE has announced plans to create 13,000 new jobs in the United States since 2009. Yesterday that number grew by another 150 openings as the company’s GE Transportation unit said that it would hire up to 150 new workers and invest over $70 million to open a new plant and upgrade existing facilities in Grove City, Pennsylvania.
October 28, 2011
Growing global demand for GE’s high-tech products has led to manufacturing expansion and new jobs in the U.S. in 2011. GE Transportation announced it will spend $231 million to build a new manufacturing plant in Fort Worth, Texas, for making electric drive systems for heavy-duty mining trucks and to expand an existing locomotive and mining equipment factory in Erie, Pennsylvania. GE will hire a total of 490 workers as a result of the two-state push. The new facility in Texas is the 16th new manufacturing plant in the U.S. announced by GE since 2009.
October 25, 2011
GE Transportation, sponsor of Dare to Dream, a summit for about 300 students from East, Strong Vincent and Central Tech high schools, had promised a surprise guest. Most students knew him on sight as Terrence J, host of BET’s video countdown show “106 & Park” and a frequent guest on BET’s “The Game.”
October 18, 2011
A cooperative effort by the Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership, Pennsylvania CareerLink and the Northwest Industrial Resource Center is providing $85,000 to train 24 new employees for local companies that have lost workers to GE Transportation. “Ultimately, the tide lifts all boats,” said Stephan Koller, spokesman for GE Transportation. “At GE Transportation, we have returned to double-digit growth in 2011. We have hired a thousand people in Erie this year, and for every GE job we generate three jobs as part of our supply chain. That can only be good for the community.”