Progress Progress Rail, the state-of-the-art locomotive maker and the largest automated manufacturing cell in North America that repairs and renovates freight cars and locomotives, is poised to usher in a new era of U.S. passenger trains. Joining forces with Spain-based rail maker Vossloh, Muncie’s Progress Rail facility is building 20 passenger locomotives for Metrolink, southern California’s regional rail authority. The train will run on a Cat®, 20-cylinder engine, have Vossloh’s high-speed, unibody design and be capable of 120 miles per hour. It’s just the latest in a series of remarkable events that saved a long-vacant factory and brought hundreds of skilled trade jobs to Muncie and Delaware County.
Ontario Systems is the kind of high-tech, intellectually driven software company any community would love to land. Even better is a co-founder and CEO who evangelizes the attributes of doing business in small communities like his.
Muncie, Indiana’s own Ron Fauquher is a believer. He believes how much you give will directly impact how much you get.
The development of ownership successors is a major ingredient for long-term vitality with many manufacturers.
That method allows pioneering owners to pass on the reins to those who know the business from the inside out, to those who demand the same quality of products, to those who revere the past while developing successful directions for the future.