Madison (AP) — Milwaukee legislators want a Spanish train manufacturer to build cars in their city.
Gov. Jim Doyle announced a $47 million deal with Talgo earlier this month that calls for the train builder to replace aging passenger cars on Amtrak’s Milwaukee-to-Chicago Hiawatha line. The agreement calls for Talgo to establish a manufacturing facility in Wisconsin.
Talgo officials have not chosen a site yet. Milwaukee’s legislative contingent sent a letter to Antonio Perez, the company’s president and CEO, urging him to pick the Super Steel Products Corp. in Milwaukee.
They said the city’s proximity to Lake Michigan would make shipping parts to the plant relatively easy. Plus, they say, the city represents the state’s largest labor market.