Large Rotating Apparatus Plant: Westinghouse, East Pittsburgh

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Title

Large Rotating Apparatus Plant: Westinghouse, East Pittsburgh

Alternative Title

Westinghouse Large Rotating Apparatus Plant

Subject

Westinghouse Electric Corporation

Description

A brochure, produced between 1980 and 1985 to highlight the features of Westinghouse Electric Corporation's Large Rotating Apparatus (LRA) Plant, in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The LRA Plant opened in 1883 and was one of the first manufacturing plants built by the Westinghouse Electric Company. During most of its history, this factory was used to manufacture and service Westinghouse electric generators. It also housed the headquarters of the Large Rotating Apparatus Division (LRAD) of the Power Generation Group. In the early 1980s, LRAD was integrated with the Steam Turbine Division, which was headquartered at another one of the original Westinghouse plants in Lester, near to Philadelphia. The newly consolidated organization, called Steam Turbine Generator Division, soon moved to its new headquarters in Orlando, Florida, in between 1982 and 1983. The East Pittsburgh plant closed around 1987 or 1988, when generator manufacturing was moved to other Westinghouse plants in Pensacola, North Carolina, and Alabama.

Source

Original 19-page brochure: Private Collection of Harry L. Jaeger.

Publisher

Westinghouse Electric Corporation

Date Created

ca. 1980-1985

Date Issued

ca. 1980-1985

Contributor

Jaeger, Harry L.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 19-page brochure.

Is Part Of

Westinghouse Electric Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

application/pdf

Extent

3.6 MB

Medium

19-page brochure

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Large Rotating Apparatus Plant, Westinghouse Electric Corporation, East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Science Teacher

Provenance

Originally published by Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Siemens and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Jaeger, Harry L.
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Gallagher, Jim. "WE closes East Pittsburgh." The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 2, 1987. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1129&dat=19870502&id=qctRAAAAIBAJ&sjid=6m0DAAAAIBAJ&pg=6636,314638&hl=en,%20.
"History." Westinghouse Nuclear. http://www.westinghousenuclear.com/About/History.
"Westinghouse Power Generation Booklet." RICHES of Central Florida. https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka2/items/show/6422.

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