Locomotives and Control Panels

We found this excellent two-minute video by GE describing the unique manufacturing process they use to build the Tier 3 Evolution Series Locomotive. The Tier 3 Series stands 15 feet tall, reaches 72 mph and runs on an engine that is 6 percent more fuel efficient. The locomotive is made from 18,000 different parts that are manufactured in sites such as San Luis Potosi, Mexico and Erie, PA before arriving for assembly in Fort Worth, TX. 

Although UCEC is building electrical control panels and not locomotives, we follow similar channels of thought: that our supplier network is a key component in our success; that a flexible and talented work force is the main driver behind achieving our goals; and that technology revolves around the products we make. 

Enjoy the video, below. GE's manufacturing process is inspiring!

...Manufacturing is a constant game of problem solving. You never walk into a day of manufacturing where things are exactly as you expected it to be.
— Kathryn Frank, GE

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