Wabtec Corporation has announced plans to expand its manufacturing facility in Salem, Virginia. The company, which specializes in the heavy rail and rail transit industry, will invest $2.7 million, allowing for the relocation of its pneumatically controlled braking systems manufacturing lines. The expansion will generate 38 new jobs for the area.
In a recent quote, Mike Fetsko, President of Wabtec’s Freight & Industrial Components business, said, “As a leading global provider of transportation solutions, we are proud of our long history of manufacturing excellence in Salem and delighted to be expanding our operations there. Wabtec’s collaborative relationship with the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the business-friendly approach from state and local agencies, provided us with the confidence to make this significant investment. With new products and additional high-quality manufacturing jobs, our expansion in Salem represents our continued commitment to the community and its key role in supporting Wabtec’s future growth.”
Investing in American Manufacturing - 2023
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