Amsted Rail idling Bessemer, Alabama wheel facility

June 7, 2016

Written by  William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine

Citing “reductions in new railcar demand and improved efficiencies of the railroads in North America for the foreseeable future,” Amsted Rail is temporarily idling its Bessemer, Ala., Griffin® wheel facility. Amsted Rail expects to accomplish this before the end of September 2016.Website Insert 5000 New Seats copy

Amsted Rail said it “intends to closely monitor the North American market demand and will be prepared to react as customer demand changes. Our customers will continue to be served from our other four wheel manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Canada.”

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