As 2021 has come to a close, we at NAmTrans would like to take a moment to reflect on the past year. Our North Country Transportation Equipment & Aerospace cluster has not only survived another year but has continued to innovate, invest, and grow during these challenging times.
The North Country Chamber of Commerce won two awards at the 2021 International Economic Development Council's (IEDC) Annual Conference. A Silver Rank award in the Multi-Year Economic Development category for the work of its subsidiary, the North American Center of Excellence for Transportation Equipment (NAmTrans).
Plattsburgh and the North Country Chamber of Commerce have been recognized by fDi Magazine, a publication of the Financial Times of London, among the Top 25 Cities in the Americas for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Strategy. Plattsburgh was #14 among other North and South American cities such as Montreal, New York City, Bogota and San Jose, Costa Rica.
The North American Center of Excellence for Transportation Equipment (NAmTrans), a subsidiary of the North Country Chamber of Commerce, is celebrating the Milwaukee County Transit System's (MCTS) announcement of an order for fifteen electric LFSe+ buses to be produced by Nova Bus' Plattsburgh facility.
The North American Center of Excellence for Transportation Equipment (NAmTrans), a subsidiary of the North Country Chamber of Commerce, welcomes the recent announcement by Nova Bus that they have been awarded a contract for 15 LFSe+, Nova Bus' long range electric buses powered by BAE Systems propulsion system, by TransLink, Metro Vancouver's transportation network.
Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the North Country’s Transportation Equipment & Aerospace cluster has not only survived 2020 but has grown – proving once again its resilience and ability to not only adapt but thrive during tough times.
In appreciation of years of collaboration and support from the North Country Chamber of Commerce, and new endeavors through NAmTrans, Bombardier recently awarded the Chamber with a $10,000 Diamond Sponsorship!
General Composites, Inc. was recently awarded a FuzeHub grant to manufacture N95 Respirator Masks to help with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.