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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 31 n° 321

Wabtec Celebrates 150 Years of Redefining the Transportation Industry

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 17 ottobre 2019

Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB), a high-tech supplier for the freight and transit rail industries, today celebrated 150 years of innovation and the grand opening of its new headquarters in Pittsburgh. The company’s origins began in Western Pennsylvania with founder George Westinghouse Jr.’s invention of the automatic air brake – a breakthrough that redefined the transportation industry and saved lives.The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) recognized the significance of Westinghouse’s air brake to society with a Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark designation. The Westinghouse air brake joins an exclusive collection of 273 artifacts from around the world that have been designated historic mechanical engineering landmarks, heritage collections or heritage sites. The ASME History and Heritage Committee selects these artifacts based on their engineering attributes, role in the evolution of the mechanical engineering profession, and significance to society in general.Wabtec is building upon the foundation Westinghouse laid 150 years ago by continuing to bring new innovations to the transportation market, as well as commemorating where its roots started. The Fortune and S&P 500 company officially opened its new global headquarters in Pittsburgh.As part of its 150th-anniversary celebration, Wabtec celebrated its new, state-of-the-art offices in the heart of Pittsburgh’s North Shore community. The office will house roughly 250 employees and play a critical role in accelerating the future of transportation.

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