Progress Rail Services plans to begin locomotive production at Muncie, Ind., this fall

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Star Press, Muncie, Ind.
ALBERTVILLE, Ala. — Progress Rail Services hopes to begin turning out finished locomotives from its new Muncie, Ind., plant this fall, the Muncie Star Press has reported. The company still hasn’t revealed what type of locomotives it will build there, however.

The company says it has hired 125 workers at the plant, and that it will continue to hire additional people as it ramps up production. Those hired so far include assemblers, welders, material handlers, industrial painters, and engineers.

One retiree from Progress Rail subsidiary Electro-Motive Diesel’s London, Ont., plant said he had received an offer to work at the Muncie plant. However, Progress spokeswoman Barbara Cox said there are no plans to move employees from the London plant to Muncie.
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