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Hyundai Rotem Seeks to Build Subway Cars in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD — Hyundai Rotem is competing for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s procurement to build more than 200 new subway cars. Should it win, the company has committed to locate its manufacturing facility on Progress Avenue in Springfield. Company officials estimate the facility will employ 170 to 200 full-time workers.

On Thursday, Oct. 16, Hyundai Rotem USA will meet with prospective local suppliers to provide an overview of its planned operations in Springfield and to further outline potential opportunities for local goods and services suppliers. The forum will take place in the Business Growth Center in the Springfield Technology Park, starting at 10:30 a.m. Hyundai Rotem will also provide an overview of a regional training collaborative that will provide local citizens with pathways to careers.

The event, held in collaboration with Springfield Technical Community College, Holyoke Community College, and the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield, will provide a forum for area businesses to learn about specific potential opportunities. After a presentation by Hyundai Rotem, vendors will be able to have a direct dialogue with Hyundai Rotem officials during a question-and-answer period. Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno is scheduled to kick off the forum with opening remarks.

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