CCRC personnel changes don’t faze Springfield officials

Aug. 4, 2016 | G. Michael Dobbs

SPRINGFIELD – Although there has been a reported change in some of the American personnel at the CCRC project – the Chinese rail car company building its North American factor on Page Boulevard in Springfield – local officials don’t seem concerned.

“I had heard there were some changes,” Kevin Kennedy the city’s chief development officer, told Reminder Publications. He added he has been monitoring the construction of the factory building and the reconstruction of the former Westinghouse headquarters building on the site.

“It is on schedule, going on as planned,” Kennedy said.

He said the rehabilitation of the management building is ahead of schedule.

Kennedy did not express concern about the changes and added, “We can’t tell a company what they can and what they can’t do.”

Rick Sullivan, president and CEO of Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts, said he had had a conversation about the changes that involved two people and he also added the “construction is on schedule.”

He added, “in terms of the time lines, they’re being hit.”

Sullivan also said the company is looking for office space in downtown Springfield.

Neither Kennedy nor Sullivan would confirm the names of the two people no longer with the project.

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