Stadler US has officially transferred all operations to the new state-of-art production facility near Salt Lake City International Airport, after one year of construction. The company will open the new building with on May 9th, 2019.
The 230,000 square feet building is located on a 62-acre site in the North West quadrant and consists of multiple halls, measuring 45,000 square feet each.
The company contributed to the development of the area and is now planning on employing a total of 350 local Utah workers to complete a project for California’s Caltrain.
Together with CenturyLink and Centracom Stadler has installed a fiber backbone to deliver light speed internet access to the Stadler site, the North-West Quadrant and future development. Stadler worked with local rail provider Salt Lake Garfield and Western (SLGW) to install an industry rail spur connecting the new facility directly to the U.S. national rail network via their services.
This connection allows materials from around the world, shipped to receiving ports such as Long Beach or Houston, to be transported directly to the facility via railways and rolled into the receiving hall for unloading and loading. Stadler also is constructing a 2/3-mile train test track, complete with overhead catenary systems with local contractor Stacy & Witbeck.
This test track will be used to commission and test trains as they come off the production line and are moved into dynamic testing. Once testing is complete and the train is accepted, it is shipped to any customer in the USA via the freight line and SLGW.
From now on, Stadler US is to handle all production of California’s electric Caltrain trains at the new facility. On top of the original order for 16 six-car Kiss model double-decker EMUs, Caltrain recently signed an option to expand the order to 19 seven-car train sets. Fully assembled in Salt Lake City.