ElectroMotive Diesel, Inc., also known as as "EMD", is owned by Caterpillar through its fully owned subsidiary Progress Rail Services Company. The firm designs, makes and sells dieselelectric locomotives and diesel power engines beneath the ElectroMotive Diesel manufacturer. EMD provides an extensive variety of locomotive goods within the railroad business.
ElectroMotive Diesel, Inc. traces its roots for the ElectroMotive Engineering Company, founded in 1922. In 1930, General Motors Corporation bought the Winton Engine Co. and Winton's main client of fuel engines, ElectroMotive Corporation, mixing the 2 to create GM's ElectroMotive Division on January 1, 1941.
In 2005, General Motors sold EMD to Greenbriar Equity Group LLC and Berkshire Partners LLC, which formed ElectroMotive Diesel, Inc., to ease the purchase. On August 2, 2010, Progress Rail Services Company finished the acquisition of ElectroMotive Diesel, Inc. from Greenbriar, Berkshire, et al. producing ElectroMotive Diesel, Inc. a fully owned subsidiary of Progress Rail Services Company.
EMD's headquarters, engineering services and components manufacturing businesses are physically located in McCook, Illinois, Usa. EMD's closing assembly operations were found in London, Ontario, Canada, before the plant's close in February 2012; a new assembly website was opened in late 2011 in Muncie, Indiana. EMD manages a traction motor maintenance, overhaul and reconstruct facility in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
By 2008, EMD used about 3,260 individuals. This Year EMD held about 30-percent of the market for dieselelectric locomotives in The United States.
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