Voith Turbo Completes Expansion of York County Workshop


From left: Ralf Dreckmann; Mike Hanna Jr., executive deputy secretary, PA Department of Community and Economic Development; Cornelius Weitzmann; Martin Wawra, executive vice president and CEO, Rail/Marine, Voith Turbo.

Voith Turbo, York, PA, has completed an approximately $6 million expansion to its York County workshop, with the project adding 10,000 square-feet to the facility. Local and state officials and special guests, including APTA President and CEO Paul P. Skoutelas, attended a ribbon cutting May 7.

“Such growth not only reflects our dedication to meeting the evolving needs of our customers, but also underscores our unwavering commitment to American manufacturing,” said Ralf Dreckmann, president of Voith Turbo in North America.

According to Buy America compliance guidelines, a significant portion of a federally assisted project must be manufactured in the U.S. Voith’s workshop expansion allows for Voith Turbo to expand its capacity to meet Buy America compliance requirements especially for rail products.

Paul P. Skoutelas.

“This expansion is a strategic choice to invest in the United States—and specifically, into York, Pennsylvania,” said Cornelius Weitzmann, president and CEO of Voith Turbo. “We know that we can rely on the local capabilities of our team here to best serve our rail customers in the growing U.S. market. We want to set our sights on achieving even more significant growth together with our customers over the next few years.”

Voith Turbo’s York location has been in operation since 1990, and this is its fourth expansion of the site.

“I am honored to be here today with such a distinguished group of leaders, and among the best manufacturing workers in the world,” said Skoutelas. “APTA is using real-life stories—like the one being written here today—to show how investing in transit creates manufacturing jobs and supports small entrepreneurs, suppliers, retailers, and local communities.”