Local Manufacturer Hires 90 Employees

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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.

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