On March 16th, R.M. Chin & Associates, Inc. (R.M. Chin) joined Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), CRRC Sifang America, CenterPoint Properties, Jobs to Move America, and the Chicago Federation of Labor for the groundbreaking ceremony of a new Chicago Southeast side manufacturing and assembly plant for CTA’s newest rail cars, the 7000 Series. As Owner’s Representative for CRRC Sifang America, R.M. Chin will provide project execution and oversight during all phases of facility construction.
The new $100 million, 380,944 SF facility, expected to be complete by spring 2018, will assemble CTA’s base order of 400 rail cars (for a total of $632 million), with future options for an additional 446 rail cars. The groundbreaking of this facility also marks the first time in more than 50 years that CTA rail cars will be produced in Chicago. “R.M. Chin is excited to be part of this project to produce the next generation of CTA rail cars and bring rail car manufacturing jobs back to Chicago,” stated R.M. Chin President Eileen Chin.
As part of R.M. Chin’s role as Owner’s Representative, our firm will also monitor the Developer and Contractor, and assist CRRC Sifang America with project occupancy and closeout.
About R.M. Chin:
R.M. Chin & Associates, Inc. (R.M. Chin), a M/W/DBE firm, provides expert Owner’s Representation, Project/Program, and Construction Management services for leading public and private entities in the transportation, aviation, and buildings sectors.