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FreightCar America Adding 200 Jobs After Norfolk Southern Rail Order

FreightCar America is manufacturing 1,500 high-capacity coal cars for Norfolk Southern Railway Company that will create approximately 200 jobs in Roanoke, Virginia. Production will begin in May 2011.

"This purchase is good news for Norfolk Southern on several levels," said Wick Moorman, Norfolk Southern CEO. "It's an important step in our long-term plan to rejuvenate our coal fleet, it's a recognition of a rebound in the economy, it supports a very important supplier to the railroad industry, and it brings jobs back to Roanoke, a city that's very important to us."

FreightCar America has headquarters in Chicago.

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