The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets railroad freight car equipment in North America and Europe. The company also manufactures and markets marine barges in North America; provides wheel services, parts, leasing, and other services to the railroad and related transportation industries in North America; and provides railcar repair, refurbishment, and retrofitting services in North America through a joint venture partnership. The company also produces rail castings and tank heads through unconsolidated joint ventures. Segments The company operates in four segments, such as Manufacturing; Wheels & Parts; Leasing & Services; and GBW (GBW Railcar Services LLC) Joint Venture. Products and Services Manufacturing segment North American Railcar Manufacturing The company manufactures a range of railcar types in North America, which includes various railcar types other than coal cars. The primary products that the company produces for the North American market are: Intermodal Railcars: The company manufactures a range of intermodal railcars. Its important intermodal product is its articulated double-stack railcar. The double-stack railcar is designed to transport containers stacked two-high on a single platform. An articulated double-stack railcar includes approximately five platforms, each of which is linked by a common set of wheels and axles. The company’s line of articulated and non-articulated double-stack intermodal railcars offers varying load capacities and configurations. Tank Cars: The company produces various tank cars, including both general and certain pressurized tank cars, which are designed for the transportation of products, such as crude oil, ethanol, liquefied petroleum gas, caustic soda, urea ammonium nitrate, vegetable oils, bio-diesel and various other products for the North American market. Automotive: The company manufactures a line of railcar equipment specifically designed for the transportation of automotive products. Its automotive offerings include the company’s proprietary Auto-Max railcar, Multi-Max auto rack, and flat cars for automotive transportation. Conventional Railcars: The company produces a range of boxcars, which are used in the transport of forest products, perishables, general merchandise, and commodities. The company also produces various covered hopper cars for grain, fertilizer, sand, cement, and petrochemical industries, as well as gondolas for the steel and metals markets and various other conventional railcar types. The company’s flat car products include center partition cars for the forest products industry, bulkhead flat cars and solid waste service flat cars. European Railcar Manufacturing The company’s European manufacturing operation produces various tank, automotive, and conventional freight railcar (wagon) types, including a line of pressurized tank cars for liquid petroleum gas and ammonia and non-pressurized tank cars for light oil, chemicals, and other products. In addition, the company produces flat cars; coil cars for the steel and metals market; and coal cars, gondolas, sliding wall cars, and automobile transporter cars for both the continental European and the United Kingdom markets. Marine Vessel Fabrication The company’s Portland, Oregon manufacturing facility, located on a deep-water port on the Willamette River, includes marine vessel fabrication capabilities. The marine facilities also increase the utilization of steel plate burning and fabrication capacity providing flexibility for railcar production. The company manufactures a range of Jones Act ocean-going and river barges for transporting merchandise between ports within the U.S., including conventional deck barges, double-hull tank barges, railcar/deck barges, barges for aggregates, and other heavy industrial products and dump barges. Wheels & Parts segment Wheel Services and Component Parts Manufacturing: The company operates a large wheel services and component parts network in North America. The company’s wheel shops, operating in nine locations, provide complete wheel services, including reconditioning of wheels and axles in
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