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CN, Wabtec appoint new chief technology officers

With Malenfant’s departure, Wabtec announced Wednesday that Eric Gebhardt would take up the role as its new CTO and executive vice president.  Gebhardt, who will assume the position on Sept. 14, will lead Wabtec’s global technology and investment strategy, new product development and global engineering organization, Wabtec said.

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No engine, no oil: Wabtec making its pitch for battery-powered trains

Wabtec Corp., the North Shore-based rail technology company, plans to pilot its new battery-powered locomotive on a 350-mile route along the hills of California’s San Joaquin Valley.

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Wabtec opens additive manufacturing centre in Bengaluru

INDIA: Wabtec Corp has collaborated with 3D printing equipment supplier HP and supply chain specialist Redington to open an additive manufacturing centre at its Bengaluru site.

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Breath of Fresh Air: Wabtec Launches BlueFilter

Wabtec Corp. launched air-filtration innovation BlueFilter® in an effort to provide a clean, healthy environment for passengers on metro and trains. The filter continuously provides fresh and clean air onboard metro and railcars by removing more than 90% of contaminants per air cycle.

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Wabtec Donates $40,000 to Erie City Mission

Wabtec Corporation Friday announced a $40,000 donation to the Erie City Mission. 

The donation will support the Mission's programs that help the community's most vulnerable citizens overcome immediate and long-term challenges, such as food, shelter and recovery programs.

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As Earth Day turns 50, Wabtec and rail industry tout sustainability improvements

Wabtec aims to help freight railroads reduce their environmental footprint by doubling fuel efficiency by 2028.

Currently railroads use one gallon of diesel fuel to move a ton of freight 473 miles, a figure that’s four times more efficient than trucking.

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Wabtec partners with other PA firm to make face shields for hospital workers

PITTSBURGH — Wabtec Corporation and Tronix3D are partnering to provide much needed personal protective equipment for Excela Health, a leading health system provider of advanced medical care in Pennsylvania. The partnership is leveraging additive technology to produce 1,000 face shields for the hospital this week, which are critical for frontline…

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Wabtec Acquires RELCO Locomotives

Wabtec Corp. has acquired RELCO Locomotives for $29 million, on a cash- and debt-free basis. RELCO’s projected sales for 2019 are roughly $50 million.

The acquisition aims to expand Wabtec’s freight services capabilities and capacity to support growth in the remanufacturing and repair business.

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Wabtec opens Indian engineering and technology centre

INDIA: The Wabtec India Engineering & Technology Centre was inaugurated on December 12.

The company is investing US$5m in the facility, which will occupy five floors of a building on the ITC Green Campus in Bangalore.

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Our View: 5 Trends Powering the Future of Transportation

Industry 4.0 is more than a catchy phrase, it’s proof that we are on the verge of a technology revolution. Wabtec President and CEO Rafael Santana shared key insights from #RailTrends19 on the top trends shaping the #rail transportation landscape in a new era of design, manufacturing and operation.

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Mission: Stop a Train

How inventor George Westinghouse Jr., investors, railroad officials, and test trains helped put the brakes on the wheels 150 years ago.

On the 150th anniversary of the creation of the air brake, the story of how George Westinghouse Jr. developed this transformational technology is worth recounting.

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Wabtec Marks 150 Years with Opening of New Pittsburgh Headquarters

Erie News Now — The Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company is commemorating its roots by opening new, state-of-the-art offices on Pittsburgh’s North Shore. 250 employees will be based out of the office, which the company said will play a critical role in accelerating the future of transportation.

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