Old topic: New Midwest/California Bi-Level DiscussionWednesday, Caltrans announced the two states and Sumitomo had reached an amended agreement. The cars, now a single-level design, will all be built at a Siemens plant in California. Caltrans cited the problems experienced by Nippon Sharyo, and the resulting delays, in its release.
In a statement to WNIJ, Nippon Sharyo acknowledged the loss of the contract, and its problems, but said – quote – “the company will continue its business operations going forward with a reduced number of employees to meet the needs of existing customers and contractual responsibilities.”
Nippon Sharyo also said it was committed to supporting affected employees and their efforts to secure new jobs.