• GE Transportation headquarters moving to Chicago

  • Discussion of General Electric locomotive technology. Current official information can be found here: www.getransportation.com.
Discussion of General Electric locomotive technology. Current official information can be found here: www.getransportation.com.

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  by orangeline
 
Found this in Yahoo News:

http://www.yahoo.com/_ylt=AmvdQzxYiXxvz ... icago.html

Hmmmm, EMD, Boeing and now GE within 15 miles of each other.
Last edited by MEC407 on Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:02 am, edited 1 time in total. Reason: edited topic subject for clarification
  by MEC407
 
Short fair-use quote from the above article:
Chicago Sun-Times wrote:GE Transportation — a builder of equipment that moves the rail, mining and marine industries — has chosen Chicago for its global headquarters, bringing 150 jobs and prestige to the city.
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GE Transportation plans to first relocate 50 people from Erie, Pa., to Chicago and ultimately increase its headquarters staff to 150 by 2014.
  by Mr.S
 
I take it this will spell the end for "BUILT at ERIE"..
  by JayBee
 
Mr.S wrote:I take it this will spell the end for "BUILT at ERIE"..
No, GE is expanding a little at Erie, the change is due to the fact that International airline flights are poor (read non-existent) from Erie International Airport. Only the top management and the International Marketing people are moving.
  by MEC407
 
From GoErie.com:
GoErie.com wrote:GE Transportation announced today that it has chosen Chicago as its global headquarters. The move will be effective in the coming months once the location for office space has been finalized. Erie, Pennsylvania will remain the headquarters for GE Transportation's locomotive business and key manufacturing site.
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Added Simonelli: "Erie will operate as the global headquarters of our core locomotive business and build on its reputation as a center of excellence for locomotive manufacturing. We filled 1,300 positions in Erie in 2011 alone and announced investments of nearly $140 million in the modernization of the Erie plant. We are committed to Erie as one of our key manufacturing sites. We deeply appreciate the continued support from all of our employees, our suppliers and our friends in Erie who are key to the continued success of this business. We all recognize how important GE is to Erie and how essential Erie has been and will be to GE's global growth."
(emphasis added by me)

Read more at: http://www.goerie.com/article/20120531/ ... ws-release