Rail car builders ramp up but stay cautious
Feb 13, 2013 | 02:23 PM
| Corinna Petry
CHICAGO U.S. rail car manufacturers are riding the wave of strong demand for tankers and other types of rail cars for shipping fracking sand, chemicals, steel pipe and crude oil to and from burgeoning energy plays across North America.
High order backlogs have led four North American rail car manufacturersGreenbrier Cos., Lake Oswego, Ore.; FreightCar America Inc., Chicago; American Railcar Industries Inc., St. Charles, Mo.; and Trinity Industries Inc., Dallasto step up production, although they remain cautious about overbuilding. ....
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