Electro-Motive Buys ITS Rail

    LAGRANGE, Ill., Aug. 27 /CNW/ -- Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. (EMD)
announced today that in striving to further enhance its aftermarket service
offerings to customers worldwide, it has acquired certain assets of ITS Rail
Services.  EMD is the world's most successful builder of diesel-electric
locomotives, and ITS is a premier supplier of technical services, training,
and publications for the railway industry.
    ITS has successfully performed projects worldwide, including but not
limited to Canada, the United States, Egypt, Algeria, Sudan, Saudi Arabia,
Russia, Brazil, India, Zimbabwe, and numerous other countries.
    Following the close of the transaction, effective August 24, 2007, ITS
will concentrate on offering training for locomotives on a global basis,
undertaking international in-country locomotive rebuild projects and
supporting EMD in consulting its customers. "ITS is the ideal addition to
assist us in our effort to further increase service in a very efficient way,"
says Dean Roberts, EMD's Vice-President and General Manager Aftermarket North
    Albert Enste, EMD's Vice President and General Manager of International
Sales and Service added, "I am convinced our customers will welcome the
strengths ITS adds to EMD. ITS's experience in managing locomotive life
extensions, combined with their training expertise will be very helpful to
instructing customers how to best operate, maintain and improve upon their EMD
locomotives. EMD will increase its training centers worldwide based on the
proven training concepts of ITS."
    About Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc.:
    Founded in 1922, Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. is one of two U.S. original
equipment manufacturers of diesel-electric locomotives. Headquartered in
LaGrange, Illinois, with additional facilities in London, Ontario, EMD
designs, manufactures and sells diesel-electric locomotives for all commercial
railroad applications and has sold its products in more than 70 countries
worldwide. The Company is the only diesel-electric locomotive manufacturer to
have produced more than 70,000 engines and has the largest installed base of
diesel-electric locomotives in both North America and internationally. In
addition to its locomotive manufacturing activities, EMD has an extensive
aftermarket business offering customers replacement parts and a range of
value-added services for its locomotives. The Company is also a global
provider of diesel engines for marine propulsion, offshore and land-based oil
well drilling rigs, and stationary power generation. In April 2005, Greenbriar
Equity Group LLC, Berkshire Partners LLC, and certain related parties acquired
EMD from General Motors Corporation. Additional information may be found at

For further information:

For further information: Scott Garman of Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc., 
+1-708-387-5041, scott.garman@EMDiesels.com Web Site:

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