Local Manufacturer Hires 90 Employees

By: WIFR Newsroom
By: WIFR Newsroom

ROCHELLE (WIFR) – Dozens of jobs are on the way to the Stateline as part of a multi-million dollar expansion for one Rochelle company.

Nippon Sharyo is hiring 90 more employees for its third production shop in Rochelle. The local manufacturer makes passenger rail cars for several transportation services, including Chicago’s Metra. The company has 400 current workers, Scott Cowley has been an engineer at Nippon Sharyo for two years. He says this gives employees a chance to grow.

“For me it means a future, a career that will hopefully be steady for me and provide for myself and my family, along with all the other employees and their families too.”

The 300,000 square foot facility features state of the art equipment where workers will focus on welding, metal, and machining work.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
23 WIFR 2523 North Meridian Road Rockford, IL. 61101 Business: 815-987-5300 Fax: 815-965-0981 News: 815-987-5330 Fax: 815-987-5333
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 269290051 - wifr.com/a?a=269290051
Gray Television, Inc.