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News Announcement


For Immediate Release



CIMC Intermodal Equipment Emporia Virginia Operation Moves to New Expanded Facility


Emporia, VA (June 20, 2017) CIMC Intermodal Equipment (link to website here) has relocated and consolidated their Emporia, Virginia operations to a new 78,500 square foot facility designed to better serve their customer base on the eastern seaboard and in the Great Lakes and heartland regions.  CIMC Intermodal Equipment is the United States’ domestic wheeled intermodal representative group of CIMC Vehicles.


The new facility located on fifteen acres in Emporia and completed in May 2017 will provide increased production capacity to support the growing demand for CIMC 53- foot chassis shipped from this east coast location.  The site is equipped with six new cranes ranging from ten tons to twenty-five tons that have increased the productivity of in-process assembly of CIMC intermodal chassis.  During the ribbon cutting ceremonies, Chris Ratliff, vice president of operations noted, “One of the largest orders for us was assembled and delivered from this new facility without a hitch.  The customer was very impressed with the outstanding service.  The recent substantial uptick in demand for our chassis in this area has pushed us to rival the output of the South Gate, California production plant.”


The Emporia CIMC location supports the company’s growing dealer network of twenty-five stores in this region.  This number is expected to continue increasing as CIMC increases output to meet the needs of additional U.S. intermodal customers for new chassis. “Our move to this new location was very timely,” mentioned Missy Pinksaw, executive office manager in Emporia.  “We are now more efficient and more productive as demand for our chassis increases.”



Please visit to see how CIMC Intermodal Equipment is moving ahead to offer the highest quality intermodal chassis to the U.S. market and their commitment to servicing their customers across the country. 


About CIMC

As the United States’ domestic wheeled intermodal representative group of CIMC Vehicles, CIMC Intermodal Equipment provides sales, marketing, parts and specialty design to meet the needs of US intermodal customers for new chassis.   CIMC facilities in California and Virginia provide the gateway for the US market and production, repair and assembly points for CIMC equipment along with chassis and container parts for our domestic customers. We have provided tens of thousands of chassis to the US intermodal market customers consistently with quality and durable design. We welcome an opportunity to provide customers with information regarding our products and to discuss the needs of your company’s equipment. Visit for more information.


To access an image from the ribbon cutting ceremony and an aerial view of the new facility please go to and