Portland Business Journal May 27, 2009
Oregon Iron Works Inc. subsidiary United Streetcar LLC on Wednesday announced it has been awarded a $26 million contract to build streetcars for the city of Tucson, Ariz.
It’s the second major manufacturing contract for the Clackamas-based company, which has also received an estimated $20 million contract to build streetcars for the eastern expansion of the Portland streetcar system.
The work to build the seven cars for Tucson and estimated six cars for Portland is expected to be a job generator.
So far, United Streetcar has only built a single prototype, but the work yielded 20 jobs.
The company’s growth was facilitated last month by news that the Portland project would receive a $75 million federal investment to finish the work.