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June 4, 2014
05:39 EDTGBXGreenbrier, Watco announce railcar repair JV GBW Railcar Services
Greenbrier announced a new company that will create a world-class network of railcar repair shops. The 50/50 joint venture forms GBW Railcar Services, which will own and operate Greenbrier's and Watco's respective railcar repair, refurbishment and maintenance businesses. GBW will have the scale to meet the certification and maintenance requirements of the growing North American tank car fleet and expand railcar repair service offerings for general freight cars of nearly all types. With current combined annual revenue of approximately $325M and a geographically diverse network of 38 facilities located across North America, GBW will employ more than 2,100 team members. GBW will be one of the largest independent railcar repair shop networks in North America ranked by number of locations and geographic diversity. GBW will be led by recent Greenbrier hire, Jim Cowan, as CEO.
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September 17, 2014
06:02 EDTGBXGreenbrier announces orders for 15,000 railcars valued at $1.37B
Greenbrier announced that it received new orders in its fourth quarter ended August 31 and through the date of this release for 15,000 railcar units valued at $1.37B. The announced orders comprise a broad range of railcar types including tank cars, small cube covered hopper cars for sand and cement service, medium cube covered hopper cars for grain service, automotive carrying cars, and a recent award for 3,100 double-stack intermodal units. In addition, Greenbrier received a recent deck cargo barge order which brings total marine backlog to $112 million and extends Greenbrier's marine backlog to 2016. Since September 1, 2013 through the date of this release, Greenbrier has received orders for almost 39,000 railcars in North America and Europe valued at $3.72B. The average sales price of $95,000 reflects the diversity of railcar types ordered.

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