CIE Manufacturing Adapts in Uncertain Times

The ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China has sparked a manufacturers migration from China to the U.S. and Southeast Asia. Many American-based companies are considering manufacturing domestically as a solution to the turbulent economic times.

One such company is CIE Manufacturing (formerly CIMC Intermodal Equipment), which is in the final stages of adding manufacturing capabilities to its North American facilities. The move will help insulate CIE from trade disruptions and allow the company to offer better lead times to clients throughout North America. Prior to the move, then-CIMC-IE’s intermodal container chassis were manufactured solely at its production facility in China. Its North American-bound chassis were shipped to South Gate, California, for post-shipment reassembly and inspections before being delivered to CIE’s North American customers and dealer organizations.

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