FreightCar America---the home of the aluminum railcar, is proud of its heritage of building and designing railcars. And we have good reason. FreightCar America has been manufacturing quality railcars since 1901. The generations of employees responsible for creating its reputation for quality have made FreightCar America the largest North American manufacturer of aluminum railroad freight cars used to haul coal. FreightCar America now uses its design knowledge, enhanced production facilities, and unequaled experience in aluminum railcar building to expand its product line and provide cost benefits to customers.
Our efforts to create a new type of work force is evidenced through many process improvements such as our cellular manufacturing, where individuals on work teams focus on very specific manufacturing areas, enjoying levels of authority and responsibility unheard of just a few years ago. FreightCar America's employees are the lifeblood of the company. Their knowledge, perseverance, and experience are the keys to developing industry leading products such as the BethGon® and AutoFlood™. Through a renewed commitment to employee development, FreightCar employees will continue to set industry standards for innovation, quality, and customer service.