Monday, August 24, 2009

Trinity Industries to idle Texas railcar facility

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Trinity North American Freight Car said Monday it will be idling its Fort Worth, Tex., railcar plant beginning Oct. 20. The company made its intent known in a letter to the Texas Workforce Commission.

The company, a subsidiary of Dallas-based Trinity Industries, Inc., said the closure will last at least six months and could be permanent, though it also noted it was possible that the plant will reopen when business conditions improve. The company plans to furlough 158 employees.