City of Portland and Oregon Iron Works, Inc. / United Streetcar, LLC
PORTLAND, OR – (August 14, 2009) The City of Portland has awarded the contract for the streetcar manufacturingof the Portland East Side Loop Modern Streetcar Project to Oregon Iron Works, Inc. (OIW)/United Streetcar, LLC.
Mayor Adams has been a champion for the Loop Project and for OIW manufacturing six modern streetcars for theCity of Portland.
“This contract is an extremely important award for us as it commences our first streetcar production line, and that means the creation of more green jobs in our community and across the U.S. We are grateful to the City of Portland and proud to be a part of their team on this exciting project,” said Chandra Brown, United Streetcar President.
“This project and contract could not come at a better time for OIW and our region. This contract to purchase 6 cars creates 133 living wage jobs. Green jobs that will propel Oregon Iron Works into the manufacturing of modern streetcars built in Clackamas County.” Mayor Adams said. “I couldn’t be prouder.”
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