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Proposed ban on buying Chinese buses, rail cars could curtail job growth at Chicago-area factory

(Source: Chicago Tribune, August 6, 2019)

CHICAGO — A proposal to bar transit agencies from using federal money to buy Chinese buses and rail cars could stunt expansion at a Far Southeast Side factory that hopes to become a supplier for rail projects around the country. CRRC Sifang, a subsidiary of a Chinese rail car company, employs 78 people at the recently opened facility in Hegewisch that it built to make rail cars for the CTA. Once production has fully ramped up to handle the $1.3 billion, 10-year contract, the facility could employ as many as 170 people.

Full story: Chicago Tribune

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

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