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American Railcar Industries Plans $10.5 Million Expansion In Marmaduke, Arkansas

07/30/2015
American Railcar Industries, Inc., a leading North American designer and manufacturer of hopper and tank railcars, plans to enhance its tank railcar manufacturing facility in Marmaduke, Arkansas. As part of the expansion, the Company will invest $10.5 million in buildings and equipment.

The expansion, which includes expectations of hiring up to 75 associates, will allow ARI to retrofit tank railcars to meet stricter safety standards imposed by the final regulations related to tank railcars in flammable service released by the United States and Canada earlier this year.

Jeff Hollister, President/CEO of ARI, commented, “Our strong team of employees at our Marmaduke facility, as well as all of our facilities, continue to support the success of our business. The capital invested in our Marmaduke facility will serve to further diversify our business to meet current and anticipated demand for retrofits, tank certifications and railcar maintenance, while also providing additional flexibility for our new tank railcar production.”

“ARI has a long, successful history in Northeast Arkansas,” said Governor Asa Hutchinson. “The company is making another significant investment that will bring competitive manufacturing jobs for the local workforce. Many Arkansas families will experience a better quality of life due to ARI’s decision to expand this facility.”

“ARI has been and continues to be a tremendous asset to Marmaduke,” said Mayor Steve Dixon. “This investment shows continued confidence in our community and we as the leaders here, appreciate that vote of approval. We look forward to the continued growth of ARI in northeast Arkansas.”

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