By Joel Scanlon
GE Transportation, a producer of mining, rail, and various other products related to transportation has expressed its intention to launch a new production facility in Grove City, Pa. so as to meet the growing demand for remanufacturing services.
The company estimates $35 M required for its facility construction at a new diesel engine remanufacturing unit. GE invests over $37M in 2011 and 2012 for the present unit, with a mutual investment of $72 M for production in the Grove City.
This new facility of GE at the existing location is looking forward to accommodate around 250 employees by early 2013, where 100 existing GE employees at the Grove City facility will be shifted, and thereby appointing over 150 new employees by early 2013. Manufacture will be initiated by the end of the year, 2012.
The demand for remanufacturing services is predicted to rise significantly in future, backed by regular locomotive overhaul services and necessitating the accomplishment of strict EPA Tier 3 emissions standards for diesel engines by 2013.
With a total annual production of around 2,000 engines per year, GE is considered as a major locomotive diesel engine manufacturing plants worldwide. Furthermore, its Grove City facility has been developing to engineer innovative and remanufactured products for the company and its global customers.
According to the Plant Manager Bill Carney, the Grove City plant marked its 40th anniversary in the beginning of this year and the company’s persistent long term investment is well demonstrated with this declaration.