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Amsted Rail agrees to acquire Amsted Rail-Faiveley brake components business
Amsted Rail announced Oct. 28 that it has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% ownership of the Amsted Rail-Faiveley brake component business for freight cars.
Amsted Rail, GE form strategic partnership
Amsted Rail and GE Transportation have formed a joint venture “to combine GE’s experience in train management and locomotive monitoring with Amsted Rail’s expertise in onboard monitoring of railcar component…
Amsted Rail idling Bessemer wheel facility
Citing “reductions in new railcar demand and improved efficiencies of the railroads in North America for the foreseeable future,” Amsted Rail is temporarily idling its Bessemer, Ala., Griffin® wheel facility.…
US associations present the ‘American Way’ at InnoTrans 2016
Four of the most important industrial associations in the USA—the Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA), the Railway Supply Institute (RSI), the Railway Systems Suppliers, Inc. (RSSI) and the American Railway…
Amsted Rail to produce one million wheels for CN
Canadian National Railway (CN) announced on Dec. 10, 2015 a new long-term contract with Amsted Rail to produce one million wheels for use at its Transcona mechanical facility.
LRIW panelists discuss ways to get ahead in the industry
At the League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW) “Women in Rail” panel discussion, which took place at Railway Interchange 2015 on Oct. 5, 2015 and was sponsored by Amsted Rail,…
Progress Rail to acquire RPS from Amsted
Progress Rail Services Corp., a Caterpillar company, on Sept. 28, 2015 entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Rail Product Solutions, Inc. (RPS) from Amsted Rail Company, Inc. RPS is…
Amsted Rail ramps up wheel production capacity
Amsted Rail is making a significant capital investment in its Griffin wheel facilities that will boost wheel capacity more than 10% across its five North American locations, the company announced…
Amsted Rail premieres at InnoTrans 2014
Amsted Rail announced Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, that it is making its first-ever appearance at InnoTrans 2014 in Berlin, Germany, which runs Sept. 23-26.
A technical and commercial balancing act
For freight car truck components, total cost of ownership is far more important than initial cost.
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