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Progress Rail Opens Indiana Locomotive Facility

Posted on October 28, 2011

Nearly a year after the announcement, Progress Rail Services Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., officially opened its locomotive manufacturing facility in Muncie, Indiana, U.S.A.

Progress Rail announced the site selection in October 2010 and began work in January. In less than 10 months, the facility has produced completed diesel-electric locomotives for the company’s customers. The Muncie facility is the first locomotive assembly plant to open in the United States in many years, Progress Rail said.

Caterpillar and its subsidiaries are recognized as providers of diesel engine technology, which allows Progress Rail and EMD to offer the broadest range of locomotive engine products, such as two- and four-cycle locomotive engines. Within the past year, Progress Rail also announced two additional locomotive assembly plants: one in Sete Lagoas, Minas Gerais, Brazil, and another in Sahagun, Mexico.

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