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Vertex Railcar Corp. has hired Barry Waters as regional sales manager to oversee sales and leasing activity in the Southeast United States. He previously served as vice president of leasing for Atlantic and Western Railway for more than 15 years. Most recently, Waters served as vice president of sales for a rail-car supplier. To read the article on Progressive Railroading click this link

BY CECE NUNN Vertex Railcar Corp. has received certification to make tank cars and supply them to the North American market, according to a recent announcement from the Wilmington-based rail car manufacturer. Company officials said last week that the firm has also received new orders for aggregate and wood chip cars from companies that lease the cars to other firms. The Association of American Railroads gave Vertex[...]

Vertex Railcar Corp. has obtained an order for its 2480 CF aggregate car from a rail industry lessor. The lessor chose Vertex after visiting its facility in Wilmington, North Carolina. The deal marks the second time a rail lessor has chosen the company's aggregate car in recent months, Vertex officials said in a press release. In addition, another lessor has recently chosen Vertex's 7500CF wood chip car. Although[...]

Vertex Railcar Corp. is now officially certified to manufacture and supply tank cars to the North American market. The company, based in Wilmington, N.C., received the Association of American Railroads ’ M-1002 Initial Certification in early July. The certification covers new, general service non-pressurized tank cars built to new U.S. Department of Transportation DOT117 specifications. Vertex[...]

One of Vertex Outreach Services recipients, the National Center of Outdoor and Adventure Education program, is going with 10 local kids on a backcountry trip to Alaska on June 29th. WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Some local kids who have had trouble finding a place to live will soon call the great outdoors home when they embark on a three-week adventure in Alaska. Ten high school students whose families struggle with[...]