Mt. Vernon, Illinois based National Railroad Equipment Co. (NRE) has announced it is expanding its operations in Paducah. NRE is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of locomotives and locomotive parts.
Citing a rebounding rail industry and an increase in work orders, NRE has reopened its 450,000 square foot Paducah plant. Employees will begin making light repairs and inspections of locomotives as well as provide other service offerings. Once the plant is operating at full strength, the following services will be offered in Paducah: new locomotive builds, remanufactured locomotives, locomotive service, field service, new parts and components, remanufactured parts and components, and salvage.
“We are very excited to be able to reopen the Paducah plant,” said Steven Beal, President of NRE. “The Paducah plant and its employees have a nearly 100-year history of providing quality locomotive products and services. Our goal since we shuttered it two years ago has always been to bring it back online and to get our employees back to work. Paducah will be a key component of the future of our company, and we look forward to growing together.”
“Greater Paducah Economic Development is excited that NRE Locomotive has reopened their business in Paducah,” says Glen Anderson of Greater Paducah Economic Development. “We are excited to be working with them as they add good paying jobs to our community. We look forward to their success as they grow and impact the economy of Paducah in a positive way.”
NRE is actively seeking applicants to fill the available positions. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit www.nre.com/careers for more information.