Wabtec Becomes First Manufacturing Anchor Tenant for Pittsburgh’s Additive Hub at Neighborhood 91

Wabtec Becomes First Manufacturing Anchor Tenant for Pittsburgh’s Additive Hub at Neighborhood 91

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 15, 2020 – Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) announced today that it
will join Neighborhood 91, the additive manufacturing production campus at Pittsburgh’s
International Airport Innovation Campus. Neighborhood 91 is the first development in the world
to both condense and connect all components of the additive manufacturing and 3D printing
supply chain into one powerful production ecosystem.


The agreement makes Wabtec the first manufacturing anchor tenant at Neighborhood 91 and
builds upon the company’s growing additive technology capabilities and footprint in western
Pennsylvania, which includes 3D-printing labs in Erie and Grove City.


“Additive technology is a key focus area for us that provides new capabilities to drive innovation
where traditional manufacturing could not,” said Eric Gebhardt, Wabtec’s Chief Technology
Officer. “This agreement continues our investment in resources that enable our engineers to
design new and complex products for the industries we serve. As the first development in the
world to connect all elements of the additive manufacturing supply chain into a single location,
Neighborhood 91 is the ideal location to fully realize the potential of this technology.”

Wabtec will employ the latest in additive manufacturing technology to produce state-of-the-art,
large-scale, lightweight parts for transit rail customers and reduce lead times by up to 80
percent. Production will include metal aluminum transit components like brake parts and heat
sinks for freight locomotives. By 2025, the company plans to use additive manufacturing in the
production of over 25,000 parts.


“Wabtec’s commitment to Neighborhood 91 is the latest example of our region continuing to
move forward even in a pandemic,” said Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. “A Fortune
500 company, Wabtec’s decision to select Neighborhood 91 for its next manufacturing facility is
a huge step for the development and Pittsburgh International Airport.”


The Neighborhood 91 concept is based on co-located capital resources at the core of the
development. It will house a complete end-to-end ecosystem offering:

Powder, parts, post-production, testing and analysis

Common powder storage facilities

Efficiencies in production/post-production and delivery

Tenants’ clients cost savings from on-demand printing

Reduced transportation costs

Airport access

And perhaps the most important, argon, helium and other noble gases, which are
essential elements of additive manufacturing, reaching up to 60 percent of additive
manufacturing costs.


“Part of our vision as an airport is to advance the region’s role as a world leader,” said
Pittsburgh International Airport CEO Christina Cassotis. “Additive manufacturing is looking for a
place to call home and now, with Neighborhood 91, that vision is becoming reality.

Neighborhood 91 is designed for industry leaders like Wabtec to advance the application of
additive technologies for their customers. By condensing the supply chain, this campus will
accelerate the adoption of additive in the manufacturing space.”


Neighborhood 91, developed in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh, is the first
development of the 195-acre Pittsburgh Airport Innovation Campus. Wabtec will occupy more
than 11,000 square feet of space at Neighborhood 91, which is currently under construction
and targeting completion by Spring 2021. The company will be able to ship parts immediately
from the airport to any location in the world within 24 hours, which will improve supply chain
performance and cut transportation costs.


About Wabtec
Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and
value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective
experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has
unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and
services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance
that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. The
freight portfolio features a comprehensive line of locomotives, software applications and a
broad selection of mission-critical controls systems, including Positive Train Control (PTC). The
transit portfolio provides highly engineered systems and services to virtually every major rail
transit system around the world, supplying an integrated series of components for buses and all
train-related market segments that deliver safety, efficiency and passenger comfort. Along with
its industry-leading portfolio of products and solutions for the rail and transit industries, Wabtec
is a leader in mining, marine and industrial solutions. Wabtec has approximately 27,000
employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company’s new website at:
www.WabtecCorp.com.


About Neighborhood 91
Neighborhood 91 is the first development in the world to both condense and connect all
components of the additive manufacturing and 3D printing supply chain into one powerful
production ecosystem. Located adjacent to the runways at Pittsburgh International Airport,
Neighborhood 91 is an additive manufacturing production center at the 195-acre Pittsburgh
Airport Innovation Campus. Learn more at Neighborhood91.com.

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Contacts
Wabtec
Deia Campanelli
773-297-0482 or deia.campanelli@wabtec.com


Pittsburgh International Airport
Bob Kerlik
412-472-3840 or BKerlik@FlyPittsburgh.com