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Stone, sand and other construction materials are helping to build new orders for railcar manufacturers. BY STUART CHIRLS, SENIOR EDITOR Increasing shipments of industrial products—and a dollop of favorable indicators—are spurring orders for new railcars as builders and component suppliers see interest in coveredand open hoppers, mill gondolas, boxcars and other car types offering reasons for optimism[...]

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[...]