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The changing freight car landscape
A shifting traffic base is generating improved designs, and a building boom not seen in years.
Analysts, legal and financial experts weigh in on DOT’s HHFT NPRM
The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking issued by the U.S. DOT for HHFTs (High-Hazard Flammable Trains) hauling crude oil and other commodities the DOT deems hazardous in tank cars has produced…
GBW Railcar Services marks official launch
The Greenbrier Cos., Inc. and Watco Cos. LLC announced Monday, July 21, 2014, that they "have completed formation of their 50/50 railcar repair joint venture creating the largest independent railcar…
Tank Car of the Future among more Greenbrier railcar contracts
Not including orders for 7,000 new railcars worth $700 million announced May 21, 2014, Greenbrier has been awarded contracts for 7,700 cars from multiple buyers valued at more than $960…
Greenbrier, Watco set railcar repair joint venture
The Greenbrier Cos., Inc. and Watco Companies, LLC announced early Wednesday, June 4, 2014, a new company that will create a North American network of railcar repair shops.
Greenbrier, Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance join forces
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. has entered into an alliance with Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance (MUL) through its subsidiary Greenbrier Leasing Company (GLC). MUL plans to acquire a portfolio of…
Greenbrier: 7,000 railcars, $700 million
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. received new orders in April and May for 7,000 railcar units valued at more than $700 million.
Greenbrier opens Dallas-Fort Worth regional hub
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. has opened a new regional hub in the Dallas-Fort Worth area that “positions us closer to the bulk of our customer base and North American operations,…
Jim Cowan joins Greenbrier as SVP Operations
Railway supply veteran Jim Cowan has joined The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. as Senior Vice President, Operations, a newly created position. He will report to Chairman and CEO William A. Furman.
Greenbrier Cos. 2Q earnings disappoint Street
Lake Oswego, Ore.-based The Greenbrier Cos., Inc. reported second-quarter earnings Thursday, April 3, 2014, with gains in revenue and earnings measured against the comparable quarter in 2013. But Wall Street…
Greenbrier cites 2Q tally of 5,600 railcars
The Greenbrier Cos., Inc. said Monday, March 3, 2014 it has received "new orders in the second fiscal quarter ended February 28, 2014 for 5,600 railcar units valued at approximately…
Re-inventing the DOT 111
Railcar suppliers gear up to meet demand for safety-first tank cars.
Greenbrier to offer new-gen tank cars, retrofits
The Greenbrier Companies announced on Feb. 5, 2014 that it will design a new-generation tank car for rail transport of hazardous freight, including flammable crude oil and ethanol, “that can…
Greenbrier Cos. fiscal 1Q14 results released
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 reported net earnings of $16 million, or 51 cents per share, for its fiscal first-quarter 2014 ending Nov. 30, 2013, missing…
For Greenbrier, record fourth-quarter earnings
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2013 included record net quarterly earnings, and a railcar backlog of 14,400 units worth…
Greenbrier, CIT Rail enter into railcar maintenance agreement
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. has signed a multi-year maintenance supply agreement to provide CIT Rail with dedicated access to repair capacity at Greenbrier’s railcar repair and parts shop in Atchison,…
Two levels or three, both suit me
Within the space of a few minutes, the robotic assembly line at Honda’s East Liberty, Ohio, plant can transition from building compact Civics to CRV crossovers. The Ford Explorer, a…
Greenbrier reports FY3Q results—and a few big changes
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. on Tuesday, July 2 reported results for its fiscal year third quarter ended May 31, 2013, and at the same time announced significant changes in its…
Greenbrier Cos. debuts Multi-Max auto railcar
At a ceremony in Cleburne, Tex., Wednesday, May 29, the Greenbrier Cos. introduced Multi-Max, an automotive railcar that the company says "significantly advances the options for transporting autos by rail."
Greenbrier Cos. 2Q earnings fall, but beat Street
Lake Oswego, Ore.-based The Greenbrier Cos. Thursday reported net earnings of $13.8 million, or 45 cents per diluted share, in its second fiscal quarter ending Feb. 28, 2013. That was…
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