GE continues locomotive production in Erie, for now

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ERIE, Pa. — GE workers are still assembling finished locomotives in Erie.

That's despite a GE promise in 2017 to shift finished assembly and production from Erie to the company's newest assembly plant near Fort Worth, Texas, by the end of 2018. Those plans are on "pause" for the time-being the representative says.

The Erie Times-News reports that unionized workers continue building locomotives and that the plant has orders to work on into 2019.

The newspaper cites a GE representative saying that the market for locomotives has increased since the 2017 announcement — for both new and remanufactured locomotives.

GE Transportation is slated to merge with Wabtec Corp. in 2019.

More information is available online. 

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