FreightCar America Parts and Corrugated Metals, Inc. (CMI), a leading manufacturer of roll formed and fabricated metal products for the construction, OE and defense industries, announced on September 6th the formation of a parts supply and distribution agreement to better serve the railcar industry and its aftermarket. The agreement will leverage FreightCar America Parts’ sales reach and distribution channels with CMI’s wide selection of innovative, corrugated freight car products. CMI’s metalworking expertise and FCA’s railcar building experience is a synergistic combination unique in the rail industry. CMI is centrally located in the U.S. which complements the distribution footprint of FCA Parts.
Kelly Bodway, Senior Vice President and General Manager of FCA Parts, noted: “This agreement further strengthens the FreightCar Parts portfolio of products by bringing Corrugated Metals, Inc. into our widening portfolio of railcar aftermarket parts. CMI has a tremendous wealth of experience, and we’re excited about the future of our relationship and the advantages both companies can offer this industry.”
Ken Carlton, Executive Vice President of CMI, added: “This new business venture between CMI and FCA Parts will offer the industry expanded access to the expertise and product offerings of both brands, increased service for aftermarket parts, and greatly reduced lead times for our customers. It’s a win for everyone in the supply chain.” For more information about Corrugated Metals Inc., please visit www.corrugated-metals.com.