Staff File Photo by Dan Henry/Chattanooga Times Free Press - An unidentified worker walks past Alstom of Chattanooga's front facade.
Alstom today showed off parts of a new product it will make at its Chattanooga facility to take advantage of a move by energy companies to generate power with natural gas.
For the first time, Paris-based Alstom will start making its upgraded GT24 gas turbine in the United States, officials said at the company’s massive Riverfront Parkway factory.
Lawrence Quinn, who heads the company’s thermal manufacturing and nuclear business in the city, said Alstom built the plant with gas turbine production in mind.
“The philosophy of Alstom is to be flexible,” he said. The plant also produces components for the nuclear industry.
Quinn said the Alstom factory that started production last year is now up to about 200 workers. The gas turbine production will help the plant reach its goal of hiring about 350 workers, he said.
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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 ...