econdition railcar cushioning units, couplers, yokes, side frames, bolsters and various other parts. The company also produces roofs, doors and associated parts for boxcars. Leasing and Services Leasing - The company’s relationships with financial institutions, combined with its ownership of a lease fleet of approximately 8,600 railcars, enables the company to offer flexible financing programs, including operating leases and ‘by the mile’ leases to its customers. As an equipment owner, the company participates principally in the operating lease segment of the market. The majority of its leases are ‘full service’ leases whereby the company is responsible for maintenance and administration. Management Services - The company’s management services business offers an array of software and services that include railcar maintenance management, railcar accounting services (such as billing and revenue collection, car hire receivable and payable administration), total fleet management (including railcar tracking using proprietary software), administration and railcar remarketing. Frequently, the company originates leases of railcars, which are either newly built or refurbished by the company, with railroads or shippers, and sells the railcars and attached leases to financial institutions and subsequently provide management services under multi-year agreements. The company owns or provides management services for a fleet of approximately 232,000 railcars for railroads, shippers, carriers, institutional investors and other leasing and transportation companies in North America. Suppliers The company’s major supplier includes Amsted Rail Company, Inc. Customers The company’s customers include railroads, leasing companies, financial institutions, shippers, carriers and transportation companies. Its major customers include TTX Company (TTX) and Union Pacific Railroad (UP). Regulations The Federal Railroad Administration in the U.S. and Transport Canada in Canada administer and enforce laws and regulations relating to railroad safety. These regulations govern equipment and safety appliance standards for freight cars and other rail equipment used in interstate commerce. The Association of American Railroads (AAR) promulgates a variety of rules and regulations governing the safety and design of equipment, relationships among railroads and other railcar owners with respect to railcars in interchange, and other matters. The AAR also certifies railcar builders and component manufacturers that provide equipment for use on North American railroads. These regulations require the company to maintain its certifications with the AAR as a railcar builder and component manufacturer, and products sold and leased by the company in North America must meet AAR, Transport Canada, and Federal Railroad Administration standards. Research and development The company’s research and development costs included $2.0 million, as of August 31, 2013. History The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. was founded in 1974. The company was incorporated in Delaware in 1981.
greenbrier companies inc
(GBX:New York Consolidated)
One Centerpointe Drive
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
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