100 Clark St.
St. Charles MO, 63301-2075
(636) 940-6000

ARI Building

About American Railcar Industries, Inc.

American Railcar Industries, Inc (ARI) has application specific knowledge in the fields of manufacturing, repair, engineering, consulting and management services as they relate to freight car products.

Since our formation in 1988, we have grown our business to become one of North America's leading integrated providers of railcars, railcar components, railcar maintenance services and fleet management services. In October 1994, we acquired railcar components manufacturing and railcar maintenance assets from ACF Industries. Through this acquisition, we also hired members of ACF's management, many of whom, including our president, remain a significant part of our current management team. These executives brought with them established relationships with important customers and suppliers and extensive industry knowledge, as ACF and its predecessor companies have roots in the railcar manufacturing industry that trace back to 1873. Led by this management team, we entered the railcar manufacturing business through the construction of new manufacturing facilities and the steel and aluminum casting industries through acquisitions and strategic alliances.

ARI's products and services include:
  The manufacture of new, special and general purpose, covered hopper and tank railcars
  Repair and maintenance of railcars
  The manufacture of hitches for the intermodal market
  Discharge outlets for covered hopper cars, standard and specialty freight car parts for all freight car
  OEM's and their after markets
  Tank car parts and valves
  Railcar consulting, engineering, and management services

Preserving Our Past, Building Our Future

ARI Factory American Railcar Industries, Inc. (ARI) is a fully integrated supplier to the North American freight car market. ARI's unique, integrated organization is structured to service the covered hopper and tank car markets. ARI manufactures new railcars, provides after market support through its parts group, Special Products, and offers railcar repairs, engineering, consulting and fleet management services to shippers, lessors and railroads.

Although a fully integrated company, ARI has established strong, cooperative working relationships with the entire North American Railcar repair shop network, as well as with other manufacturers of freight cars and related products. These relationships enable ARI to customize services and programs to meet each client's requirements.

Through our subsidiary Castings LLC, ARI owns a one-third interest in Ohio Castings Company, LLC. Ohio Castings leased a foundry in Cicero, Illinois and acquired a foundry in Alliance, Ohio and produces railcar side frames, bolsters, couplers and yokes for distribution to the ownership group and to third parties. This joint venture interest increases our supply alternatives for heavy castings, which are critical components for the manufacture of railcars and the supply of which is constrained.

Through our Industrial Products Group ARI provides steel and aluminum castings and related services to both rail and non-rail industries.

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