Nippon Sharyo U.S.A.
An aware business can predict where the market is going. A smart business gets there before the market does. Two years ago, Nippon Sharyo U.S.A. rightly saw that the “Buy American” trend in the United States was a growing force. Nippon Sharyo U.S.A., which is the North American division of the Japan-based company, has been supplying passenger rail cars (locomotive hauled and self-propelled) to commuter rail operations since 1982. Until two years ago, however, the U.S. headquarters in Arlington Heights, Ill., primarily served as a project manager. Carbody shells were manufactured by its parent company in Japan and assembled via third-party North American contractors. In 2012, that all changed.