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January 26, 2012

Economic Development Alliance Hosts Progress Rail Career Fair

(Muncie, Indiana – January 26, 2012) The Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance will host a career fair on behalf of Progress Rail Manufacturing Corporation, a locomotive manufacturing plant in Muncie, Indiana. The fair will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2012 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM in Delaware Hall at the Horizon Convention Center, 401 S. High St., Muncie, IN 47305.

Brief screenings will be conducted for hourly positions which include material handlers, assemblers, welders, quality inspectors, painters, and maintenance technicians. Interested individuals are asked to bring a resume to the career fair. Resume assistance is available through Work One.

Compensation includes a comprehensive benefit package consisting of 401K, medical, dental, paid holidays, generous vacation time, and an employee incentive program.

Hourly starting wages are as follows:

Maintenance Technicians: $ 18.50/hr.
Welders $14.50/hr.
Painters $14.50/hr.
Quality Inspectors $13.50/hr.
Assemblers: $12.00/hr.
Material Handlers: $12.00/hr.
Available positions will require pre-employment drug testing, fitness-for-duty medical review, and a thorough background check.

Progress Rail Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Progress Rail
Progress Rail Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., is a leading supplier of remanufactured locomotive and railcar products and services to the railroad industry, operating one of the most extensive rail service and supply networks in North America. We serve our customers through a network of more than 150 locations across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, Germany, and the United Kingdom, with more than 5,500 employees. Progress Rail Services is headquartered in Albertville, Alabama. For more information, visit

About the Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance
The Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance (EDA) is a private economic development organization dedicated to the growth and prosperity of Muncie-Delaware County, Indiana. The Alliance’s purpose is to allocate and leverage economic development resources to sustain and enhance the economic growth, vitality and global competitiveness of Muncie-Delaware County as a superior business location. The EDA’s administrative entities are Delaware Advancement Corporation and the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce.