Staff File Photo by Dan Henry/Chattanooga Times Free Press - An unidentified worker walks past Alstom of Chattanooga's front facade.
Alstom continues to power up hiring at its $300 million Chattanooga factory that opened last year with the plant still on plan to hit 350 workers by 2013, a top official said today.
Pierre L. Gauthier, the head of the company’s U.S. and Canada operations, said in Chattanooga the plant has hired more than 200 people so far.
“It’s a gradual ramp up,” he said about the factory that is making steam and gas turbines along with components for the power industry.
Alstom is hosting a meeting of about 40 Chattanooga area business and education leaders with the nation’s Council on Competitiveness, a non-partisan, non-governmental organization comprised of CEOs, university presidents and labor leaders working to ensure U.S. prosperity.
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Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before ...