Aug. 09--Siemens Rail Automation is expanding its operations in Pittsburgh with a new facility and a push to more than double its workforce over the next three years.
The company plans to add 68 engineering and 61 manufacturing jobs and consolidate its East Pittsburgh facility and 18th Street location into a building it is leasing in Munhall, the company announced on Friday.
Seimens, which employs 58 people at the two locations, will invest more than $1 million at the new site.
The expansion will support a project to upgrade train control systems on the two largest rail lines in the United States for the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority, the company said.
"We have been engineering and manufacturing some of the world's most efficient and safe rail technologies in Pennsylvania for over 25 years, and we're thrilled to expand our footprint in the region by creating additional highly skilled engineering and manufacturing jobs," John Paljug, president of Siemens Rail Automation, said in a statement
The expansion is supported by a $200,000 Pennsylvania First Program Grant, $129,000 in tax credits and $58,050 to be used for employee skills training.
Chris Fleisher is a staff writer for Trib Total Media.
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Original headline: Siemens Rail Automation to expand Pittsburgh operations, hire 129
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