Hitachi Rail hiring rapidly in Pittsburgh as it works to complete new $70M facility in Maryland

Joseph Pozza understands how some reintroductions might be in order when it comes to providing an update on the latest major project by Hitachi Rail North America.

It’s a company whose roots in the region date to 1881 for which Pittsburgh remains the North American headquarters despite acquisitions before the pandemic in which London-based Hitachi Rail bought the company that had owned the long-time local rail firm Union Switch and Signal, the name perhaps most familiar as a local presence…

The company’s latest big move is the recent announcement that it was starting to build out a new $70 million train factory and 800-yard test track in Hagerstown, Maryland, a project expected to employ 460 people directly for Hitachi.