1. CNR Changchun Railway to build larger factory at former Westinghouse site in Springfield

    CNR Changchun Railway to build larger factory at former Westinghouse site in Springfield

    CNR Changchun, part of the Chinese national railways, is the largest manufacturer of rail cars in the world. One supplier represented Thursday, KTK Group Co. of China, is an $8 billion company. And KTK Group executive Chao Sun said it will need local manufacturers to help fulfill its commitments to CNR MA and the MBTA project. "You are talking about a half-billion project," said Richard K. Sullivan Jr., president and CEO of the Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council. "To the extent we can keep as much of that money in Western Massachusetts, that can be the real economic benefit. I ...

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    1. The reason is that we have identified the possibility of bringing in more work earlier than we had thought.
    2. You are talking about a half-billion project.
    3. We can do everything from fast prototyping to production runs at volume.
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