As 2021 has come to a close, we at NAmTrans would like to take a moment to reflect on the past year. Our North Country Transportation Equipment & Aerospace cluster has not only survived another year but has continued to innovate, invest, and grow during these challenging times.
The North Country Chamber of Commerce won two awards at the 2021 International Economic Development Council's (IEDC) Annual Conference. A Silver Rank award in the Multi-Year Economic Development category for the work of its subsidiary, the North American Center of Excellence for Transportation Equipment (NAmTrans).
Plattsburgh and the North Country Chamber of Commerce have been recognized by fDi Magazine, a publication of the Financial Times of London, among the Top 25 Cities in the Americas for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Strategy. Plattsburgh was #14 among other North and South American cities such as Montreal, New York City, Bogota and San Jose, Costa Rica.
The North American Center of Excellence for Transportation Equipment (NAmTrans), a subsidiary of the North Country Chamber of Commerce, welcomes the recent announcement by Nova Bus that they have been awarded a contract for 15 LFSe+, Nova Bus' long range electric buses powered by BAE Systems propulsion system, by TransLink, Metro Vancouver's transportation network.
Norsk Titanium recently announced production deliveries of new Boeing 787 Dreamliner components to Leonardo’s Grottaglie Plant. This delivery adds a third production customer to Norsk’s growing commercial aerostructures customer base and represents Norsk’s first recurring production order from a European Union based Aerospace company.
Bombardier Transportation recently celebrated the 25th Anniversary of their Plattsburgh site.
IEC Holden's Plattsburgh operation recently celebrated an impressive milestone, its 10-year Anniversary!
On August 20th, an Antonov-124-100 (An-124), one of the largest commercial transport aircraft in the world with a maximum load of 120 tons, landed at Plattsburgh International Airport. Its' job, to transfer four railcars manufactured at Bombardier's Plattsburgh facility to Malaysia.
BAE Systems announced its selection by NYC Transit Authority to supply 435 electric hybrid power and propulsion systems for its new fleet of transit buses, reducing carbon emissions and fuel consumption.
Nova Bus has won a large contract from the MTA in New York City to provide 165 forty-foot hybrid buses with options for an additional 126 hybrids and for 209 diesel buses, for a potential total of 500.