Kawasaki will add 95 jobs in Lincoln

LINCOLN, Neb. — Kawasaki is looking for 95 workers for its plant in Lincoln.

The company is adding the workers due to a $2 billion deal with the Federal Transportation Administration to build a subway car that is safer. The work will be done at the company’s facility in northwest Lincoln.

It is an effort by the FTA to build a collision-resistant rail car to replace existing models. Tight deadlines for the work necessitated the addition of 95 additional employees.

Kawasaki reported it is building three cars every two days. It plans to increase that capacity to 4.5 cars produced every five days. The finished cars are then sent to Washington, D.C. The company also has sold cars to the transit systems in New York, Philadelphia and Boston.

Source: KLKN

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