CIE Manufacturing announced completion of production of the first chassis series from their new North American chassis production plan. These chassis were produced in their newly expanded CIE Manufacturing Industrial Complex in Emporia, Virginia and signal the official start to their North American production of intermodal container chassis.
CIEM began renovation of their facilities on the West Coast and East Coast in early 2020 creating full production capabilities and implementing extensive employee training. The North American Pioneer Chassis line produced in these facilities will be offered with a 5-year, 7-year, or 10-year warranty to meet the specific needs of each customer. “The undertaking of a project of this magnitude could only be accomplished through tremendous teamwork. What drove us forward was our unwavering promise to our customers that we are here to support you whatever your needs may be,” commented Trevor Ash, executive vice president.
Beginning with 40’ and 40/45’ models exclusively, CIE Manufacturing will soon begin expanding production to other models with the full expectation that North American demand for any model of intermodal chassis can be met from production in either location. “The Emporia facility has evolved into a magnificent complex for chassis manufacturing, stated Frank Sonzala, president/CEO of CIE Manufacturing. “Our plans for this entire manufacturing complex are quite extensive and surely will allow our brand to service the east coast north and south efficiently and effectively for many years to come. Our West Coast newly expanded manufacturing factory starts in November 2020. The now critical shortage of chassis on the west coast, will soon have Pioneer Chassis to ease the situation.”
ABOUT CIE MANUFACTURING
CIE Manufacturing, formerly CIMC Intermodal Equipment, LLC, was established to be the premier container chassis manufacturer for the USA and USMCA Markets. CIE Manufacturing continues to Lead the Intermodal Evolution by introducing the newest cutting-edge technology and advanced processes to provide our customers with the best quality, safety, and lowest cost of ownership. Whether at our headquarters on the West Coast in South Gate, CA, in our newly expanded 43-acre industrial park on the East Coast in Emporia, VA, or through our vast North American dealer network, we welcome the opportunity to provide information regarding our products, large in-stock inventory, and discuss the needs of your company.