Alstom ramping up hiring in Chattanooga

Alstom ramping up hiring in Chattanooga

June 20th, 2011 by Mike Pare in Local Regional News

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.

For full story, see Tuesday's Times Free Press.