The manufacturing company announced it will provide 55 light-rail cars to the Denver transit system for $184 million.
It's the latest in a string of contract wins for the south Sacramento plant, which employs 520 people. It began expanding its work force in 2006 to meet $1 billion worth of orders, which included a previous $88.4 million order for 34 cars for Denver's Regional Transit District. The job count at the Siemens manufacturing complex has increased 30 percent in the past 18 months.
Siemens has delivered 95 vehicles to Denver since the early 1990s. The new contract will complete Denver's fleet. The delivery of the cars under the new contract is scheduled to begin in 2009 and go through 2012.