Posted 11 months ago
By Kevin Horn
A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday morning for the Siemens Corporation of Alliance for its new 15,000 square building at 2nd and Willliamette, which is just east of the Days Inn Motel.
Company Materials Manager John Aguallo of Alliance says the mission of his company is to support the railroad industry, including BNSF, Union Pacific, CSX, as well as light-rail vehicles from across the country.
“Siemen’s stores the material for locomotives,” he said. “For all the locomotives, except Amtrak, we supply the propulsion, which converts the DC energy into AC, which drives the locomotives.”
Aguallo says Siemen’s recently landed a contract with Amtrak that runs from Washington DC to Boston, and will provide materials from nose to end, and those materials will be in Alliance as well.
Aguallo says moving out of their current facility, which is located in the 500 block of West Second Street, will be a huge upgrade that will provide better service for Siemen’s customers.
“Not only will be have material storage here, but the facility will include technology centers,” he stated. “We’ll be able to do some local repairs instead of sending the work to Atlanta, GA or to Germany.”
Mischnick Construction of Alliance will build the new facility. Aguallo hopes to begin utilizing the new building around May 1, 2014.
“Mischnick Contruction and the Box Butte Development Corporation both provided great assistance in helping us move forward with this project,” Aquallo said.
John Aquallo, Materials Manager at Siemens comments on the expansion project — Sept. 24, 2013