GE Transportation contributes $40,000 to local groups

   December 17, 2014 4:16 pm

Representatives of four Erie-based nonprofit groups invited to a gathering last week at GE Transportation each walked away with a $10,000 donation. Erie County’s largest employer announced the following gifts: – The company agreed to match up to $10,000 donations made during the Dialing for Disaster telethon to support the local chapter of the American…

GE Transportation finds marine market for locomotive engines

   December 5, 2014 3:29 pm

GE Transportation isn’t required to begin selling new Tier 4 locomotives, the lowest emission locomotives ever built, until Jan. 1. But five of the same engines that will power those locomotives have been delivered to a customer for use in a marine application. Cummins, which operates an engine plant of its own in Jamestown, N.Y.,…

Erie offers opportunities to ‘shop local’

   November 28, 2014 4:19 pm

Eager to spend some of your holiday shopping dollars with locally owned businesses? Here are a couple opportunities to consider: Check out the Made in Erie Marketplace, which is billed as an alternative to Black Friday shopping at chain stores. The second annual installment of the event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m….

GE offers chief exec chance to boost pay

   November 11, 2014 10:07 pm

With a total paycheck of about $19.7 million, Jeffrey Immelt, chief executive of the General Electric Company, barely managed to rank among the top 90 highest paid U.S. executives in 2013. His employer, the parent company of GE Transportation, which has a locomotive plant in Erie, is offering him some incentive to help boost his…

Public invited to testify on Penelec rate increase request

   November 7, 2014 9:20 am

Penelec wants to collect another $20 a month from you. Monday is your chance to weigh in on that plan. The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has scheduled two public hearings to be held at the Ambassador Center, 7794 Peach St., in Summit Township at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Unlike the quarterly rate adjustments that…

Former president of Erie Rail Terminal lands lucrative position

   October 30, 2014 9:28 am

A tide of public opinion prompted DevelopErie to announced Sept. 30 that it had scrapped all plans for a proposed rail terminal in Erie County. That announcement followed by four months a decision announced in May to drop plans for building the terminal in Harborcreek Township. But what did those decisions mean for Steven Rubin,…

Taste of Chuck & Ginny’s returns to Erie

   October 23, 2014 9:54 am

Seven years after Chuck & Ginny’s closed its doors, the iconic restaurant’s sweet spaghetti sauce can still be found at area stores. Now, local diners once again have the option to sit down to plates topped with those familiar dishes, including Chuck & Ginny’s signature sauce, chicken parm, meatballs and Lake Erie perch. Beginning this…

Behrend’s business school ranks among nation’s best

   October 22, 2014 1:23 pm

Penn State Behrend’s Sam and Irene Black School of Business is featured in the new edition of the “The Best 296 Business Schools,” published by Princeton Review Books. According to the publisher, which ranks schools based on academics, job-placement rates and admissions selectivity, the school’s MBA program, ‘provides the best value for a working student…

High-speed rail to be focus of All-Aboard Erie meeting Saturday

   October 16, 2014 5:00 pm

Fred Lanahan, president of the Northeast Indiana Passenger Rail Association and the driving force behind a plan to bring high-speed rail to Ohio and Indiana, will be the featured speaker at All Aboard Erie’s annual meeting on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Hamot Heart Institute. Lanahan’s organization recently released a feasibility study for 110-mph…

Steris to cut tax bill by incorporating in UK

   October 16, 2014 2:09 pm

Steris Corp., the Ohio-based company that purchased the Erie-born American Sterilizer Co. and eventually moved hundreds of jobs out of Erie, is revoking its citizenship — at least for tax purposes. Steris, which announced plans in 2006 to move its steam sterilizer plant from Erie to Mexico, eliminated about 450 jobs in the process. The…