1. Vendors at diversity fair get peek inside Springfield's CRRC factory, which starts MBTA Orange Line car production next month (photos)

    Vendors at diversity fair get peek inside Springfield's CRRC factory, which starts MBTA Orange Line car production next month (photos)

    The CRRC MA rail car manufacturing company drew a large, diverse crowd of vendors and suppliers to its $95 million factory Thursday to discuss work opportunities there and with other participating firms. CRRC hosted the outreach event for minority- and women-owned businesses at its Page Boulevard factory, the final such event before production begins, officials said. The Chinese-owned company will start building new cars for the MBTA Orange Line in April at the 204,000 square-foot factory floor.

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