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Category: Legacy (2)

Westinghouse: Generations of Inspirations

October 7, 2016 by David Howell

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In 1930, more than 55,000 Westinghouse employees from around the world paid tribute to George Westinghouse by funding the creation of a memorial in his honor sixteen years after his death. The memorial is located in Schenley Park in Pittsburgh, Pa. (USA) and captures the essence of George Westinghouse’s legacy and his ability to inspire tomorrow’s leaders and innovators.

Air Brake Invention at the Heart of Westinghouse Safety Legacy

April 13, 2016 by Joe Smetanka

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In the 19th century, most trains had cars with individuals braking systems. The brakeman was responsible for getting to each car – sometimes by walking atop the moving train – to apply the brakes manually. Tracks weren’t level. Cold and wet weather posed slip-and-fall hazards. Common injuries ranged from frostbite and hypothermia to lost fingers or, even worse, death beneath the train’s wheels.

Westinghouse Springfields: A Proud History

March 31, 2016 by Mick Gornall

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It was 70 years ago this month that the UK government announced that the now Westinghouse Springfields site, previously a war-time munitions factory, would become the country’s nuclear fuel manufacturing facility. These were exciting times – the nuclear industry was in its infancy and at the forefront of technology – and Springfields was involved right from the very beginning.

Strong History Lays Solid Foundation for Plant’s Future

December 17, 2015 by Jim Cook

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Imagine producing enough high-quality nuclear fuel tubing to encircle the Earth more than three-and-a-quarter times. Imagine generations of families working for the same company, and even in the same facility. Imagine 20 percent of the current plant population having a family member who worked at the facility. For the employees of the Westinghouse plant in Blairsville, Pennsylvania (USA), these contributions to the nuclear industry and the world are a reality.

60th Anniversary of Shippingport Groundbreaking

September 9, 2014 by Mark Marano

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Mark Marano is president of the Americas Region for Westinghouse Electric Company. Sixty years ago this month, ground was broken on a project that shaped the future of the entire nuclear industry. Work on the Shippingport Atomic Power Station – the world’s very first commercial nuclear reactor – officially began on September 9, 1954. Located just outside of Pittsburgh in Shippingport, Pennsylvania (USA), this Westinghouse-designed pressurized water reactor (PWR) spurred innovation in an industry that continues to gain global importance and recognition today.