Western New England University toured by Chinese business executives

Visit organized by CRRC USA Rail Car Corp.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Dozens of industrial executives from China looking for fresh ideas visited Western New England University in Springfield on Friday.

They toured the university’s College of Engineering at the request of CRRC USA Rail Car Corp; the Chinese-based company that is building a rail car factory on Page Boulevard.

Western New England University has partnered with CRRC to provide educational opportunities at the factory, which will produce subway cars for Boston’s MBTA system. The industrial complex is due to open next year.

Engineering school professor Kenneth Lee told 22News that the school’s flattered to host these Chinese business leaders. “It showcases the College of Engineering here at Western New England University,” Lee said. “And what we’re capable of.”

The business executives are touring the colleges around the Unites States to get ideas, and consider possible investments.