NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- State officials say a locomotive manufacturer is establishing an assembly and fabrication plant in Knoxville, adding 203 jobs over the next three years.
Officials say Knoxville Locomotive Works will establish the plant in Knoxville to satisfy new Environmental Protection Agency emission requirements for trains. The announcement represents an investment of $6.1 million.
To support the plant, the company will buy eight acres and two buildings adjacent to its current shop, located north of downtown Knoxville.
The company also plans to renovate its current facility by extending the assembly line, and installing indoor railroad tracks and new overhead cranes to support its fabrication, heavy equipment and parts assembly process.
Knoxville Locomotive Works overhauls and rebuilds Electro-Motive Diesel locomotives and manufactures the KLW product line of low emission-high efficiency locomotives.