National Railroad Equipment

John Paul Henry, WKMS

The leader of Paducah’s economic development agency said a locomotive manufacturing company that reopened a facility in Paducah last year hasn’t hired for all the anticipated jobs predicted by the company.

John Paul Henry / WKMS

  A locomotive manufacturing company is reopening its plant in Paducah in an effort that could bring back almost 200 jobs to the city.


Illinois-based National Railroad Equipment almost completely closed down its Paducah plant in 2017 because of a downturn in business, tied to less demand for shipping coal and agricultural commodities.