The Fort Worth plant is simply an assembly plant. Erie is where they produce all of the various components that go into the locos (prime movers, alternators, traction motors, control systems, etc.), plus where they prototype and test everything. They also have production capabilities there, although they moved the final assembly to Fort Worth to save on that labour.Was by the plant a few weeks ago and the union is in for the long haul by the way they are setup camp wise.
I thought Wabtec had already decided to close the plant down after taking control of the plant last year and have a new plant in Texas??
The Erie plant is far more important to the well being of Wabtec than the Fort Worth plant is.