Source: NYAB announcement
WATERTOWN, N.Y. – New York Air Brake LLC (NYAB), a global manufacturer of innovative train control systems for the railroad industry, announced the addition of new assembly jobs to its Watertown, N.Y., headquarters. The move comes as part of the company’s continued manufacturing realignment strategy.
The company currently employs approximately 250 at its Starbuck Avenue facility. The latest action adds up to 20 new Watertown-based jobs.
“Our manufacturing operations are North American-based, serving the needs of the freight and passenger rail industry,” said Ulisses Camilo, New York Air Brake President and CEO. “With the launch of our new brake disc production line in 2023 and now the onboard sanitary systems assembly, we are continuing our commitment to rebuild our Watertown manufacturing operations with products best suited for the site.”
Camilo noted that NYAB – with manufacturing plants in Acuña, Mexico; Nixa and Riverside, Mo.; Salisbury, N.C.; West Chicago, Ill.; and Watertown – employs an approach that capitalizes on the core competencies of each location, bringing production closer to its customers and the point of final assembly.
“We are pleased to bring another new opportunity to Watertown,” said Camilo. “This community is and has been the heart of our business for over 130 years. Watertown and Jefferson County at large are good places to live and work. As we continue to expand our business, we will continue to evaluate production opportunities here.”
David Zembiec, chief executive officer of Jefferson County Economic Development, said, “Bringing new jobs to the area once again proves NYAB’s commitment as an active corporate citizen in the Watertown community and Jefferson County. We’ve enjoyed solid, sustained support from this team and look forward to what the future holds.”