“Robust order activity, strong liquidity and the evolution of our leasing business continues to strengthen Greenbrier, expanding our market position and earnings potential as we manage escalating costs and other operating strains,” The Greenbrier Companies President and CEO Lorie Tekorius said.

Greenbrier 2Q22: $3.6B Backlog, Lease Utilization 98%

Despite escalating costs and pandemic-related challenges in the second fiscal-quarter ending Feb. 28, 2022, The Greenbrier Companies achieved its “fifth consecutive quarter with a book-to-bill ratio exceeding 1.0x on orders approaching $1 billion,” President and CEO Lorie Tekorius reported on April 6. “Greenbrier ended the quarter with backlog at levels last seen six years ago.”

Pictured: Lorie Tekorius, Greenbrier (left) and Lisa Smith, Cando Rail & Terminals.

People News: Greenbrier, Cando

The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. President and CEO Lorie Tekorius has been elected to the company’s Board of Directors. Also, Cando Rail & Terminals has elevated Lisa Smith to Assistant Vice President of Safety, Environmental and Regulatory.

Lorie Tekorius

Greenbrier: Tekorius Taking the Throttle March 1

Greenbrier President and Chief Operating Officer Lorie Tekorius on March 1 will become the company’s next CEO and President, succeeding Co-founder, Chairman and CEO William A. Furman; Furman will serve as Executive Chair, retaining responsibility for certain line functions until Aug. 31, 2022, the end of Greenbrier’s fiscal year.

Greenbrier’s new orders comprise a “broad range of railcar types including gondolas, tanks, covered hoppers and automobile-carrying units, indicative of broader industry trends that reveal a resurgent North American freight railcar market,” the manufacturer said on Feb. 2.

For Greenbrier, Another 2,900 Railcars

The Greenbrier Companies, Inc., received orders for 2,900 new railcars, valued at $345 million, in December and January, the first two months of its second fiscal quarter that began Dec. 1, 2021; this follows first fiscal quarter orders for 6,300 cars.

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“Order intake for the quarter was more than 35% of all new orders received during fiscal 2021,” Furman said during Greenbrier’s first-quarter 2022 earnings announcement on Jan. 7.

Greenbrier: $3B Backlog in 1Q22, ‘Strengthening’ Market Demand

“During the first fiscal quarter of 2022, Greenbrier achieved its fourth consecutive quarter with a book-to-bill ratio exceeding 1.0x amid the strengthening demand environment,” Chairman and CEO William A. Furman reported on Jan. 7; net earnings came in at $11 million, or $0.32 per diluted share, on revenue of $551 million.

“The adoption of RailPulse technology advances rail safety, enhances our customer service model and drives growth for the rail freight industry at large,” Greenbrier Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial and Leasing Officer Brian Comstock said.

Greenbrier Joins RailPulse Coalition

The Greenbrier Companies, Inc., has signed on with RailPulse, a coalition of railcar owners, builders and operators whose aim is to “aggregate North American railcar fleet data on a single platform” to increase safety and the visibility of customer goods.

For Greenbrier, 6,200 New Railcars on Order

The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. has received orders for 6,200 new railcars valued at $670 million during its first fiscal quarter that began on Sept. 1, 2021. Also on order: rebody work for 1,400 railcars.