Nippon Sharyo

12:06 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

Complaints Claim Unsafe Conditions At Nippon Sharyo

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A Chicago labor group held a news conference Monday afternoon to speak out about unsafe working conditions at Rochelle's Nippon Sharyo plant.  The Chicago Federation of Labor and the group Jobs to Move America point to two recent complaints filed with OSHA.

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6:30 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Rochelle A Victim Of Its Own Success?

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Picture a town that can attract jobs, but not residents. That’s the case for Rochelle, which is in the middle of an industrial boom. But local leaders say they need to address stagnant population growth.

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7:58 am
Thu July 31, 2014

Nippon-Sharyo Expands In Rochelle

A scene from Wednesday's announcement at Nippon-Sharyo
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A northern Illinois manufacturing facility plans to add 90 jobs through an expansion. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday at the Nippon-Sharyo plant in Rochelle.

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12:51 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Quinn, LaHood Join Groundbreaking For Nippon Sharyo Expansion

Daruma doll, a popular Japanese talisman of good luck for the start of the project in Rochelle
Jenna Dooley WNIJ

Nippon Sharyo will add to its existing rail car factory with a $54 million facility for metal fabrication and machining work on rail cars. Outgoing  U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Illinois Governor Pat Quinn joined Japanese dignitaries for the groundbreaking Tuesday. LaHood credited Quinn for the partnership with the Japanese company:

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Nippon Sharyo Secures Major Contract
7:07 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Business Rolling At Rochelle Railcar Maker

Image of the trains to be produced by Nippon Sharyo in Rochelle, IL under four state high speed rail contract.
Guy Stephens WNIJ

It’s official. A railcar maker in Rochelle will build 130 high speed rail cars for the Midwest and California.  Governor Pat Quinn and U-S Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the $352-million contract Monday at Nippon Sharyo’s factory in Rochelle.  

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5:10 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Rochelle Company Selected for Big Rail Car Contract

The Nippon Sharyo plant in Rochelle, IL

Rochelle-based Nippon Sharyo has been named the intended recipient of a $352 million contract to build 130 bi-level passenger railcars to accommodate high-speed rail expansion in Illinois and two other Midwest states as well as California.

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