GE celebrates five-year Fort Worth anniversary

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An aerial view of GE Manufacturing Solutions' plant near Fort Worth, Texas. The site produces heavy industrial equipment parts as well as finished locomotives.
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FORT WORTH, Texas — GE Manufacturing Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of GE, marked a milestone Monday by celebrating the site’s five-year anniversary. The site commemorated the event with a tree-planting ceremony honoring the team’s achievements in serving the railroad and mining industries during the last five years.

"This milestone is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of the team in Fort Worth," says Richard Simpson, vice president and Global Supply Chain leader, GE Transportation. "GE Manufacturing Solutions already has established itself as one of the most productive sites in our supply chain. In just five years, this team led the successful startup of this facility, delivered on our customer commitments and expanded the site’s capabilities."

GE Manufacturing Solutions’ capabilities have diversified over the past five years. The site’s original focus was primarily the production of new locomotives and drive systems for giant mining trucks. The team has since added modernization and kit work to the million-square-foot locomotive plant, while the 250,000 square-foot mining facility added production of truck control boxes.

The team has delivered more than 1,400 new and modernized locomotives, as well as kits to railroads across North America. The mining plant on the site delivered over 2,260 AC wheel transmission axles and control boxes for giant mining trucks.

“This team has come a long way in five years demonstrating the ability to take on different types work and exceed customer expectations,” said Mike Patton, general manager of North American EVO Locomotives and Mining for GE Transportation. “Thanks to the support from the community, suppliers, and other GE sites, our team positioned the site for success in today’s challenging market and a bright future for years to come.”

— A GE Transportation news release. Oct. 23, 2017.
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