Alstom hiring 60 workers in Chattanooga

Alstom hiring 60 workers in Chattanooga

June 11th, 2014 by Mike Pare in Local - Breaking News

The Alstom logo is stamped onto the door of a turbine test facility inside the Alstom Power Turbines factory on Riverfront Parkway in Chattanooga on August 15, 2012.

The Alstom logo is stamped onto the door...

Photo by Alyson Wright /Times Free Press.

Alstom's turbine operation in Chattanooga is adding about 60 more jobs between now and September, a company spokesman says.

The jobs are related to gas turbine production at the Riverfront Parkway facility, said Alstom spokesman Fallon McLoughlin.

The addition of the new slots will put the company's turbine plant at more than 170 workers, she said.

The turbine plant, which opened in 2010, had been cutting jobs. In March 2013, it trimmed 80 positions due to lack of orders for nuclear power components.

A planned-for nuclear resurgence, which the $300 million plant was built to tap, has been slow to come about. Officials have blamed the Fukushima, Japan, nuclear power plant accident.

Alstom also employs more than 300 workers at an adjacent boiler operation.

See more in Thursday's Times Free Press.