GE Transportation named Industrial Deal of the Year
Posted May 9, 2012
GE Transportation helped Cowtown make a splash among business leaders in Big D, taking the honor of Best Industrial Deal of the Year at the Dallas Business Journal (DBJ) Awards.
Held April 25 at Dallas’ Hilton Anatole, the 20th annual DBJ Awards ceremony recognized the top real estate deals of 2011. Four Fort Worth projects, including GE Transportation, were nominated in five of the award categories.
The winning project, GE Transportation’s locomotive manufacturing plant, is located in north Fort Worth. The company purchased the 670,000-square-foot spec building in 2011, with plans to expand it into a 900,000-square-feet manufacturing facility. Five months after purchasing the property, GE announced plans to invest an additional $95 million to build a 236,000-square-foot facility next door. That facility will manufacture mining equipment.
The two facilities will employ about 775 people by the end of 2016, and GE Transportation anticipates the first mining equipment will roll off the assembly line mid-2012.
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