according to a variety of news sources, vertex rail technologies has announced its' intent to set up a major new freight car manufacturing operation in wilmington, north carolina.
West Brookfield, Mass. based freight car lessor Boxcar Services LLC has merged with Vertex Rail Technologies LLC to form Vertex Rail Manufacturing. Beginning in second-quarter 2014, Vertex Rail will manufacture tank cars, boxcars, and covered hoppers at facilities located in Worcester, Mass., and Wilmington, N.C.The question is what were they planning to do in Massachusetts?
Cowford wrote:Odd website, no evidence of hiring of (or trying to hire) experienced tank car folks on the engineering side, etc... something just doesn't wash with this.Perhaps they have contracted with a consulting/engineering firm to provide such services, rather than hire employees.
Cowford wrote:Odd website, no evidence of hiring of (or trying to hire) experienced tank car folks on the engineering side, etc... something just doesn't wash with this.One (possibly relevant?) thing I found:
Vertex will be hiring approximately 1300 people within the next 7 months. Some hires will occur as soon as November. 2 shifts will be available.Details at:North Carolina Works dot gov
Forming of Metals: $20 - $23 per hour
Welders: $15 - $20 per hour
Fitters: $24 - $27 per hour
Assemblers / Helpers: $13 - $16 per hour
Blaster: $13 - $16 per hour
Painters: $17 - $19 per hour
Movers: $15 - $17 per hour
Quality Inspectors: $22 - $25 per hour
Some positions will not require prior experience. Employer willing to train the right people.
Cowford wrote:Moderator - should this be moved to Rolling Stock and Equipment forum? I'll post in the thread there.Yes, I moved it there but left a link visible in the New England forum.