City of Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, members of the Economic Development Growth Engine (EDGE) for Memphis and Shelby County, the Greater Memphis Chamber and other government officials met June 19 at Vossloh North America’s Memphis manufacturing plant for a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Jens Findel, Chief Operations Officer for Cleveland Track Material, Inc., and other Vossloh executives cut the ceremonial ribbon to celebrate the expansion and operations growth project. “At Vossloh, we are fully committed to focus on continuous improvements, our employees, and customer excellence. Today marks a great day as we are strengthening our investment in the city of Memphis and its people”, said Findel.
The expansion project will include: improvements to the office space and an increase manufacturing capabilities with new machinery to sustain the market growth Vossloh is facing. Simultaneously, Vossloh is expecting to hire new employees and management personnel within the next two years to support its growing operations.
“We are happy to improve and increase manufacturing capabilities with new machinery and physical improvements of the space to accommodate new hires and management personnel”, said James McCaslin, Vice President of Operations for Cleveland Track Material, Inc.
The U.S. boasts the world’s longest rail network, measuring approximately 140,000 rail miles in total length. North America Class I railroads move more freight than any other network in the world, and Memphis is home to the 3rd-largest rail center in the U.S.