Celebrating Electro-Motive Diesel's 5th Anniversary
April 8th, 2010 - 7:16pm
MP Irene Mathyssen arrives at Electro-Motive as a new locomotive rolls off the line
In 2005, after a half century of locomotive production in London, the future of then GM Diesel was an uncertain one as General Motors divested itself of assets outside of the automotive market. However, returning to its roots as an independant company, Electro-Motive Diesel is a success story today. Managers, employees, and community leaders gathered to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Electro-Motive Diesel this week as the business continues to open up new markets and positions itself as the manufacturer of the most fuel efficient locomotives on the planet, providing an environmentally responsible transportation option for moving goods and people around the globe.
"I cannot overstate the importance of Electro-Motive to our community. The good paying job opportunities obviously make a difference for the workers and their families, but the contributions the company and its employees give back to the community are equally important. These are our neighbours and friends. These are the people that support the United Way, they coach our children's hockey and soccer teams, they spend their earnings in local restaurants and shops, and in doing so provide the foundations of a strong community," said MP Irene Mathyssen in her remarks at the annversary celebration.
LEDC President Peter White, MP Irene Mathyssen, Mayor Anne Marie DeCicco-Best, and the management and workers at Electro-Motive Diesel gather for a "family photo" at the 5th Anniversary celebration