Greater Plattsburgh is home to a burgeoning Transportation Cluster
Greater Plattsburgh is home to a burgeoning Transportation Clusteradmin2018-10-11T23:00:31+00:00
“Our workers are good at making things,” states Paul A. Grasso, Jr., President and CEO The Development Corporation (TDC). “Over the last twenty years, the North Country has developed an informal but flourishing, globally competitive transportation equipment manufacturing cluster which is a major engine of economic growth in the region.”
Bombardier Plattsburgh is Bombardier’s final assembly and test center for rail cars being delivered in the U.S. marketplace. Opened in 1995 to support projects for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) of New York, Plattsburgh now delivers rail cars to customers across the nation. Since 1995, Bombardier’s capital investment in the Plattsburgh site has totaled more than $25 million.
Nova Bus is part of the Volvo Bus Corporation, the world’s second largest motorcoach and transit bus manufacturing group. Nova Bus is a leading North American provider of sustainable transit solutions, including environmentally-friendly buses, high-capacity vehicles and integrated intelligent transportation systems. In 2009 Nova Bus opened its U.S. bus manufacturing operations in Plattsburgh. Nova Bus’ presence in the North Country has led to the creation of more than 200 direct jobs and has brought five suppliers to establish facilities in the area.
Prevost, part of the Volvo Group, is a manufacturing company specializing in touring coach and bus assembly. The company, based in Sainte-Claire, Quebec, invested $26 million in a 10,000-square-foot expansion of the Nova Bus facility in TDC’s Banker Road Industrial Park. Nova Bus is also part of the Volvo Group and is a sister company to Prevost. The expansion enabled Prevost to build its first production line in the United States.
Headquartered in Beloeil, Quebec, Demers Ambulancesis a world-class leader in ambulance design, manufacture and distribution and one of the largest firms of its kind in North America. On October 22, 2015, the company announced the completion of the fiftieth Mercedes Sprinter Type II Van produced in its Plattsburgh facility in TDC’s Air Industrial Park in partnership with SpencerARL.