Transportation Equipment

New York’s unparalleled resources, workforce and world-class infrastructure drive global success for transportation manufacturers and suppliers

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The Transportation Equipment Industry is Moving Forward in New York State

New York State keeps America moving as the largest producer of equipment for the transit industry. All across the state, manufacturers of parts and supplies for the auto, rail, bus, truck, maritime and aerospace industries have found a growth-fostering business climate. New York is also a hub of innovation for unmanned aerial system development, drone testing and the transportation jobs of tomorrow. With key infrastructure and location advantages—easy access to key North American assembly plants, HQs and R&D operations—plus a talented workforce and focus on innovation. New York State is home to the best of the transportation equipment, supply and services industry.

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GM's investment in Lockport reaffirms our commitment to manufacturing in Western New York and our confidence in this team because they will build a crucial module in our electric motor assembly for our future EV trucks and SUVs. We appreciate the support from the state of New York, and it was an important factor in making this investment possible.
Gerald Johnson, Executive Vice President of Global Manufacturing and Sustainability, GM
Gerald Johnson, Executive Vice President of Global Manufacturing and Sustainability, GM
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New York State is home to world-leading transportation equipment companies, including: (Aviation) BAE, GE Aviation, Lockheed Martin, Pratt & Whitney; (Automotive) BorgWarner, Cummins, Ford, General Motors; (Bus) BAE, Nova Bus; and (Rail) Alstom, Bombardier, CAF, Kawasaki.

Manufacturing

Regional Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) centers offer expertise to manufacturers in the  North Country (CITEC Inc.), the Southern Tier (The Alliance for Manufacturing and Technology—AM&T) and Western New York (Insyte Consulting). The centers’ highly skilled experts help companies of all sizes stay competitive, providing tailored solutions to help businesses plan, execute, profit and grow.

Drone

Central New York and the Mohawk Valley are home to a 50-mile “drone highway” to support the growing Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) industry. NASA and the Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance are partnering to grow the to grow the drone industry in those regions, in launching the corridor and creation of NUSTAR, the nation’s most comprehensive UAS facility. New York State has invested in creating a hub for manufacturing and innovation in UAS-related technologies. Gryphon Sensors, an SRC company based in Central New York, is one of the companies innovating in this area, having developed a mobile, state-of-the-art unmanned traffic management system.

Transportation Equipment in New York State

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Mike Morse
Vice President, Industry Development; Transportation, Materials Processing & Industrial Machinery and Systems