CRRC Massachusetts employees to train in China

Updated 2017-04-12 15:30:39 chinadaily.com.cn

CRRCMAemployeesposeforagroupphotoatBradleyInternationalAirport.(Photo/CRRC'sofficialWeChataccount)

InAugust1872,30ChinesechildrenwereselectedbythegovernmentoftheQingDynasty(1644-1912)totakepartinChineseEducationalMission,basedintheUnitedStates.ParticipantsincludedapioneeringChineserailengineer,namedZhanTianyou,whowasknownasthe"FatherofChina'sRailroad".

Zhan,alongsidetheotherchildrenselected,arrivedinSpringfieldamonthafterbeingchosen.SpringfieldisacityinwesternNewEngland,basedintheUSstateofMassachusetts.

Sincethen,145yearslater-onApril7,2017-33employeesfromtheSpringfield-basedrailcarbuilder,ChinaRailwayRollingStockCorporation(CRRC)Massachusetts(MA),preparedtotraveltoChinaforthreemonthsoftechnicaltraininganddepartedtheBradleyInternationalAirport.

TheirdestinationwasCRRCChangchunRailwayVehiclesCoLtd,basedinChangchuncityofthenortheasternJilinprovince.

Thegroup,CRRC,iscurrentlyChina'slargesthigh-speedrailcarmaker,whichlaunchedanassemblylineinSpringfieldlastSeptember.

AccordingtoareportfromXinhua,thecompanyissettoassemble284subwaycarsinSpringfield,whichwillreplacetheagingfleetsofredandorangelines,connectingCambridgetodowntownBostonby2023.

CRRCemployees,whohavealreadylearnedthebasicsofspokenChinese,willbeassignedtodifferentworkshopstopracticetheirlearning,afterbeingtechnicallytrainedandtaughtthecompany'scorporateculture.

Sinceitwasformedin2015bythemergerofChina'stoptwotrainmakers,CRRChasbeenaggressivelychasingoverseasordersanddeals.Thecompanysaidthetotalvalueofordersfromabroadsurgedby40percentyear-on-yearto.1billionin2016.

Lastmonth,CRRCannounceditwouldbuild64subwaycarsfortheLosAngelesMetroRail–anorderworthupto7million.

Theorderfollowsanothercompanywin,scoringa7millionBostoncontractin2014,andanotherbidworth.3billionin2016,buildingrailcarsforChicago.

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