CIE Manufacturing has completed production of the first chassis series from their new North American chassis production plan, the intermodal specialist reports. These chassis were produced in their newly expanded CIE Manufacturing Industrial Complex in Emporia, VA 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,” Trevor Ash, executive vice president, said.
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, said 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. The now critical shortage of chassis on the West Coast, will soon have Pioneer Chassis to ease the situation.”