Listen Live on  
 

NewsRadio KFBK

Sacramento's News, Weather and Traffic Station
 
 

Siemens Contract May Lead to More Sacramento Jobs

 
Siemens Contract May Lead to More Sacramento Jobs
Posted Tuesday, March 18th 2014 @ 6pm  by KFBK News

One of Sacramento's largest manufacturers is getting a boost from out of state.

Siemens has been awarded a $225 million contract to build 32 diesel-electric locomotives for five transportation departments in California, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri and Washington.

The part for the "Charger" locomotives will be built at Siemens plants around the nation. Those will then be sent here where they will be assembled at the plant in Sacramento.

The first shipment will be delivered in 2016. If all goes well, the project could expand to an additional 225 locomotives.

Siemens employs about 800 workers in the Sacramento area. That may be expanded with this new contract.

Recommended Stories

More from NewsRadio KFBK

*