Stadler Breaks Ground on Railcar Manufacturing Plant Expected to Employ 1,000 in West Salt Lake City

(Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune) Martin Ritter, CEO of Stadler U.S shows Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, right, one of Stadler’s new TEXRail trains. The company broke ground for a new Stadler plant at 100 S. 5600 W. in Salt Lake City on Friday, Oct. 13. Stadler US is an affiliate of a Swiss railcar-manufacturing company. The project has received a tax incentive from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, which anticipates it will result in the creation of dozens of new, high-paying jobs.

The far west side of Salt Lake City soon will be home to a railcar manufacturing facility that could employ 1,000 Utahns.

Government and company officials broke ground Friday at 150 S. 5600 West for a $50 million facility where Stadler USA will build and assemble train vehicles for transit authorities around the country.

“We are more than thrilled to welcome, permanently, Stadler to Salt Lake City,” said Mayor Jackie Biskupski. “To have a company with a global footprint call the northwest quadrant home solidifies the city has a premier, strategic location for any company focused in logistics, manufacturing, and distribution.”

(Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune) Swiss chorus “Edelweiss,” a local musical group, greets guests to a groundbreaking ceremony for a new Stadler plant at 100 S. 5600 W. in Salt Lake City on Friday, Oct. 13. Company officers and Utah leaders toured one of Stadler’s new TEXRail trains in the background. Stadler US is an affiliate of Swiss railcar-manufacturing company. The project has received a tax incentive from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, which anticipates it will result in the creation of dozens of new, high-paying jobs.

Phase one begins early next year with the installation of utilities and the construction of access roads and a manufacturing plant with an office building. Over the next decade, the plant can expand in modular sections “to match the needs of future client orders,” said a news release from Salt Lake City.

Stadler expects to employ 1,000 people directly within a year, with hundreds of additional jobs created indirectly to supply goods and services to the facility, the release said.

(Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune) One of Stadler’s new TEXRail trains, near the spot where the company broke ground for a new Stadler plant at 100 S. 5600 W. in Salt Lake City on Friday, Oct. 13. Stadler US is an affiliate of a Swiss railcar-manufacturing company. The project has received a tax incentive from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, which anticipates it will result in the creation of dozens of new, high-paying jobs.

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