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Quinn in town for Nippon announcement

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 21st, 2012


Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, seated right, was on hand at Nippon Sharyo in Rochelle Monday afternoon to announce the newest contract to build railcars. (Photo by Katie Peterson)


ROCHELLE – Governor Pat Quinn Monday was joined by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Secretary Ann L. Schneider and leaders from Sumitomo Corporation of America to announce that Illinois-based Nippon Sharyo has been awarded a $352 million contract from the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

The contract will allow Nippon Sharyo, a railcar manufacturing company which Governor Quinn recruited to Illinois, to build 130 passenger railcars that will be delivered throughout the Midwest and California starting in 2015. Monday’s announcement will put people back to work and advance the governor’s efforts to build a 21st century rail system in Illinois.



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