1. CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles executives visit Western New England engineering department | masslive.com

    CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles executives visit Western New England engineering department | masslive.com

    Chinese executives who hope to build a factory here to churn out passenger cars for the MBTA and railroads beyond learned Wednesday about railroad research already going on at Western New England University.  Changchun Railway Vehicles plans to build build a 125,000-square-foot rail car assembly plant and accompanying 33,750-square-foot office building on the 40-acre former Westinghouse site on Page Boulevard in East Springfield. The factory would be the North American hub Changchun and the company plans on establishing a research and development hub there.

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    1. We can give them all the engineers they need. There are opportunities to collaborate on technology. There are opportunities for their executives to teach here. There are opportunities for internships, for senior projects. Just so many opportunities.
    2. It's a tgremendous opportunity for the city of Springfield and for the Univeristy.