Progress Rail to drop Electro-Motive from company names starting Sept. 1

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Copy of a Progress Rail letter to customers received by Trains News Wire.
MILWAUKEE — On Sept. 1, Progress Rail will officially eliminate the Electro-Motive Diesel name from its business entities, according to a letter Trains News Wire received. This change only affects the business side of the companies and does not affect the locomotive and engine branding which will continue to be marketed and sold as EMD products under Progress Rail.

According to sources who provided Trains News Wire a copy of a Progress Rail letter to customers, Progress will change the names of three subsidiaries:

•Electro-Motive Diesel Inc. will become Progress Rail Locomotive Inc.
•Electro-Motive Canada Co. will become Progress Rail Locomotive Canada Co.
•Electro-Motive Diesel International Corp. will become Progress Rail Locomotive International Corp.

Progress Rail says the company will keep the EMD logo on the EMD locomotives and engines it sells.

The rebranding affected only the titles of the three subsidiaries, with no changes to the current management structure at EMD. In the letter, Progress managers say they are making the change as part of their One Company, One Team strategy.

A Progress Rail representative agreed to comment, but requested additional time to respond.

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