1. Springfield factory, still under construction, on track to supply nation's rail cars

    Springfield factory, still under construction, on track to supply nation's rail cars

    With 204,000 square feet of space -- that's more than three and a half football fields -- the massive CRRC rail car manufacturing plant nearing completion on Page Boulevard in East Springfield is the largest industrial development the city has seen in generations. And the Chinese executives planning the $95 million facility say they hope to someday build a second and similarly sized plant right next to it if demand for transit, light rail and intercity rail passenger cars in North America is as strong as they expect it to become. Jia Bo, CRRC MA vice president, casually mentioned that ...

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    1. And we are very hopeful that there will be even more demand with more infrastructure spending under President Donald Trump.
    2. We look like we are pretty well on schedule for April or May. That will lead to a three-month commissioning process. The factory should be ready to go by July of 2017, just about five months from now.
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