CIMC now is CIE

CIMC Intermodal making changes

Jan. 31, 2020
Company rebrands as CIE Manufacturing as it ramps up North American chassis production at two US facilities

Intermodal chassis manufacturer CIMC says it is changing its name to CIE Manufacturing in conjunction with an expansion of its North American production capabilities to meet the needs of the domestic market.

The newly named CIE is in the process of creating full manufacturing capabilities at its ISO 9001:2015-certified facilities in South Gate CA and Emporia VA. CIE also says it plans to hire an additional 275 people in the US.

With facilities on the East and West coasts, each with the initial capacity to produce 100 chassis per shift, CIE Manufacturing maintains it will provide domestic customers with lower costs and faster deliveries.

“The original motivation to pursue this manufacturing move was the trade war between the US and China, which affected the cost of our chassis,” said Frank Sonzala, CEO of CIE. “Now, we see so many benefits to the decision, including creating jobs in US communities and building capacity to produce upwards of 60,000 chassis a year for the US market.

“I truly believe that this positive move into North American manufacturing will be best for our customers, our employees and the entire intermodal industry.”

All CIE intermodal chassis comes standard with radial tires, LED lighting, anti-lock brakes, and a KTL powder coat paint system that resists rust and corrosion, and the Revere chassis also carries a 10-year warranty on non-wear parts. 

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