German Company Will Open Local Production Facility

WACO (August 29, 2013)--Werdohl, Germany-based Vossloh AG will open a rail fastening production facility in Waco next year that’s expected to employ 28.

The worldwide company focuses on heavy-haul, transit and high-speed rail in rail infrastructure and rail technology markets.

"Vossloh has chosen to set up operations in Waco, Texas. The decision was based mainly on the proximity to regions with current clients, as well as, a unique tax situation at this specific site," said Frank Sbielut, manager business development.

The company will set up operations in an existing 100,000-square-foot facility adjacent to the TRANE facility on Highway 84.

Construction will begin in the third quarter of 2013 and production is expected to begin sometime after midyear in 2014.

Hiring is now underway and 90 percent of the plant’s workforce should be in place by the end of 2014.

The company is working with Workforce Solutions to recruit personnel.

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