June 2018

CRRC Sifang Invites DBEs to Attend Outreach Meeting June 21, 2018

Date: Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 9:00 AM Location Update: UAW Local 551 Union Hall - 13550 S. Torrence Ave, Chicago, 60633 Purpose: The meeting will provide you an opportunity to meet DBE Liaison Officer James Kozicki and receive an update on our progress with the CTA Rail Car project. CRRC Sifang is seeking DBEs certified under 49 CFR Part 26 and SBEs meeting SBA standards to submit technical and commercial proposals to us for materials [...]

April 2018

Construction Update – Spring

The office space and lobby of the new facility is two stories. The construction team is working on many elements of this interior space before drywall and tile can be placed.

March 2018

Making Chicago Move

Design Develop Construct Journal featured a story about the development of the facility. "We are taking 45 acres that had very old, functionally obsolete buildings, and turning that site into a modern, 380,000 square foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility," says Edward Harrington, Senior Vice President of Development at CenterPoint. "Such vast acreage is a rarity in a land-constrained city." Check out the article, "Making Chicago Move" in the spring 2018 issue - linked in our News [...]

February 2018

Construction Update – Winter

The facility exterior is complete and construction worked is focused on the interior of the building. This work includes the build-out of the rail car assembly and testing areas in addition to office space. What’s Next? Lots of wiring before drywall and carpet is installed in the office space and lobby.

January 2018

Community Meeting Video – Construction and Jobs Update

On December 11th, CRRC Sifang America and Alderwoman Garza hosted a community meeting with more than 300 community members in attendance to share construction updates and hiring plans for the new railcar assembly facility at 13535 S. Torrence Avenue. Click the video to watch highlights from the meeting.

December 2017

More Than 300 Attend Community Meeting in Chicago’s 10th Ward

More than 300 people attended the community meeting hosted by CRRC and Alderwoman Susan Sadlowski Garza on Monday, December 11th in Chicago's 10th ward at UAW Local 551's union hall. It's clear by the attendance at the community meeting there is significant interest regarding the new CRRC railcar assembly facility and the future manufacturing jobs. The purpose of the meeting was to update community members on construction milestones, the hiring plan and answer questions. Construction is on [...]

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