Chicago, Illinois -- Thursday, August 1, 2019
Dave Smolensky, a consultant, looks at an HVAC system, which is manufactured in the United States, before it's added to a train car at the Chicago CRRC Sifang plant. CRRC Sifang received its first trains to be assembled in May of 2019 and is still training its employees.
From Ana Swanson:
Congress is considering legislation that would block the federal government from purchasing trains and buses from companies that are made by state-owned companies. The measure takes aim at a particular Chinese company, CRRC Sifang, which has set up a factory in Chicago's south side to manufacture trains for the city's subway.
CREDIT: Alyssa Schukar for The New York Times