CIMC Intermodal Equipment Launches In-House Educational Center

CIMC Intermodal Equipment has started an in-house educational center at their South Gate, CA headquarters.  The company built a dedicated classroom where a 20-week English course is being offered to any interested employee.

The curriculum was developed as a collaborative effort between CIMC and Lynwood Community Adult School.  Maria Munoz, human resource director; Don Hu, vice president of finance and senior operations managers Henry Siu and Martin Elizondo worked closely with Lynwood’s principal Bambi Smith to make this idea a reality.

“This is not an experiment, it will be an ongoing benefit for our employees,” stated Mr. Hu. “We hope to help improve employees’ communication skills for both their business and personal life with the course completion offering a lifelong advantage to those who volunteer to participate. We are very pleased with the initial class with graduation set for November 3, 2017.”

The two-day a week classes are fully funded by CIMC.  Class room time is split 50/50 between regular scheduled work hours and an employee’s own time. Currently twenty percent of CIMC, South Gate employees are enrolled.

“After investigating opportunities outside the company to offer this benefit to our employees and finding no reliable option, we just thought, let’s do it ourselves,” commented Frank Sonzala, CEO.  “Maria found the Lynwood Community Adult School and started working with them to bring this curriculum into our factory.  In addition to helping those employees who wanted better English skills, it’s a win-win for everyone as communication is improved.”

The classes are being taught by Professor David Ramirez.  “It seems everyone attending is really excited about and engaged in the classes,” commented Professor Ramirez.  “The facility and classroom provide the proper atmosphere for studies and discourse.”

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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.

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