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Part 1 : Progressive Railroading's 2015 Finance & Leasing Guide - Banks
Part 2 : Progressive Railroading's 2015 Finance & Leasing Guide - Equipment Providers/Equipment Management Services
Part 3 : Progressive Railroading's 2015 Finance & Leasing Guide - Finance Companies
Part 4 : Progressive Railroading's 2015 Finance & Leasing Guide - Investment Banks
Part 5 : Progressive Railroading's 2015 Finance & Leasing Guide - Lessors
Part 6 : Progressive Railroading's 2015 Finance & Leasing Guide - Professional Services/Consulting
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100 Clark St. - Suite 201 St. Charles, MO 63301-2075 636-940-5000 | Fax: 636-940-5024 Web: www.arleasing.com
Description of services: Rail-car leasing.
480 W. Dussel Drive Maumee, OH 43537 419-893-5050 Web: www.andersonsinc.com
Description of services: Rail-car leasing and repair.
Contact: Chuck Brown, VP Sales, 419-891-6386, firstname.lastname@example.org
374 Wickaboag Valley Road West Brookfield, MA 01585 508-637-1340 | Fax: 508-637-1340 Web: www.boxcar.com
Description of services: Rail-car lessor/finance.
Contact: Daniel M. Bigda, VP Marketing, email@example.com
425 Martingale Road, 6th Floor Schaumburg, IL 60173 847-318-8000 | Fax: 847-318-8045 Web: www.crdx.com
Description of services: Full-service provider of rail-car leasing solutions.
Contact: Todd Kahn, VP of Portfolio Management & Marketing, 847-384-4434, firstname.lastname@example.org
30 S. Wacker Drive Chicago, IL 60606 312-906-5701 Web: www.citrail.com
Description of services: CIT Rail provides financial solutions to the bulk freight transportation marketplace by closely working with freight shippers, receivers, carriers, intermediaries and facility operators across all modes to customize financial solutions to each customer's individual needs. CIT Rail is a full-service lessor that owns "one of the youngest, most diversified fleets in North America," as the company puts it. CIT Rail owns and manages a fleet of more than 100,000 rail cars and more than 500 locomotives.
Contact: Donald Bradley, Senior VP Strategic Marketing, 312-906-5786, email@example.com
P.O. Box 1029 Lake Zurich, IL 60047 847-550-1856 | Fax: 847-550-1854 Fax: 847-550-1854 Web: www.ckindustries.net
Description of services: C.K. Industries Inc., a privately held corporation, offers its services to shippers and Class I, regional and short-line railroads in North America. New investment opportunities up to $10 million in both new and used freight cars will be considered. The company's existing fleet comprises a variety of car types. The company offers mid- to long-terms, either on a full-service or triple-net basis.
Contact: Brian Harris, Director of Sales, firstname.lastname@example.org
200 Connell Drive Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922 908-673-3700 | Fax: 908-673-3800
Description of services: Lessor of railroad cars and locomotives; remarketing services to lessors of rail assets.
Contact: Kenneth W. O'Neill, Senior VP, email@example.com
300 Pike St. Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-419-6057 Web: www.djj.com
Description of services: Lessor.
Contact: Trey W. Savage, firstname.lastname@example.org
161 Bay Street - Suite 4600 Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5J 2S1 416-386-1067 | Fax: 888-772-8129 Web: www.elementcorp.com
Description of services: Element Rail LLC provides a range of rail-car financing options for shippers, manufacturers and distributors across the United States and Canada. The company offers custom financing solutions for clients requiring access to a variety of rail-car types and configurations for use in industries ranging from agriculture and food processing to petroleum and manufacturing. The company offers full-service, net-operating and per diem options for new and used rail cars and related equipment, as well as sale lease-backs, lease buyouts and other solutions. Element's structured finance team also is available to advise on the development and formation of capital programs that enable large rail-car portfolios to be acquired and funded.
Contact: Harry Zander, Senior Vice President, Element Rail, 312-543-6621, email@example.com
6250 River Road, Suite 5000 Rosemont, IL 60018 847-318-7575 | Fax: 847-318-7588 Web: www.firstunionrail.com
Description of services: First Union Rail (a Wells Fargo company) specializes in providing customized finance and operating lease structures, buying, selling, marketing, maintaining and managing railroad equipment of all types.
Contact: Richard F. Seymour, VP Sales & Marketing, 847-384-5323, firstname.lastname@example.org
P.O. Box 2089 DeLand, FL 32721 386-738-7611 | Fax: 386-738-7611 Web: www.florail.net
Contact: Claude Bigot, President, email@example.com
222 W. Adams St. Chicago, IL 60606 312-621-6200 | Fax: 312-621-6648 Web: www.gatx.com | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Description of services: GATX Corp. "strives to be recognized as the finest rail-car leasing company in the world by its customers, its shareholders, its employees and the communities where it operates," according to the company. GATX has been providing rail cars and services to its customers for more than 115 years. The company has been headquartered in Chicago since its founding in 1898.
Contact: Thomas A. Ellman, Executive VP and President, Rail North America, email@example.com
161 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60601 312-853-5000 Web: www.gecapitalrail.com | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Description of services: GE Capital, Rail Services provides specialty financing and one of the largest and most diverse rail-car fleets in North America. With over 100 years of experience, Rail Services leases a variety of rail cars and offers repair and maintenance services, through the use of GE-owned and authorized shops, to help ensure quality and scheduling flexibility.
Contact: Kareen Gray, EVP Sales & Services
2201 Timberloch Place, Suite 125 The Woodlands, TX 77380 281-363-7057 | Fax: 281-363-7060 Web: www.glnx.com
Description of services: GLNX is a full-service operating lessor of owned and managed tank cars. The company also offers fleet management and seeks acquisitions of rail-car portfolios and sale/leaseback programs.
Contact: Jerry Sagehorn, VP Sales and Marketing, email@example.com
One Centerpointe Drive - Suite 200 Lake Oswego, OR 97035 503-684-7000 | Fax: 503-684-7553 Web: www.gbrx.com | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Description of services: The Greenbrier Cos. supplies transportation equipment and services to the railroad and marine industries. The company builds freight cars in its four manufacturing facilities in the United States and Mexico — specifically, it designs and produces intermodal, box car, gondola, tank car and covered hopper rail cars. Customers include railroads, shippers and leasing companies. In Europe, the company builds and refurbishes railroad freight wagons through its operation in Poland. Greenbrier also offers repair and refurbishment services on all rail-car types through a joint venture called GBW Railcar Services LLC. GBW has 39 locations, including 14 tank-car repair and maintenance facilities certified by the Association of American Railroads. Greenbrier also sells reconditioned wheelsets and provides wheel services at nine U.S. locations. Greenbrier has a lease fleet of over 8,500 rail cars and performs management services for customers on about 245,000 rail cars.
Contact: Larry Stanley, SVP Finance, 503-684-7000
P.O. Box 518 St. Joseph, MO 64502 816-233-9002 | Fax: 816-233-7757 Web: www.herzogcompanies.com
Description of services: Offers rail-car leasing, railroad construction, two full-service rail-car shops, rail testing and rail-car unloading services.
Contact: Keith Schmitz, email@example.com
1355 Peachtree St. NE Suite 750 - South Tower Atlanta, GA 30309 678-904-6300 | Fax: 678-904-6310 Web: www.infinityrail.com | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Description of services: Infinity Rail is a lessor of private rolling stock, with options for a variety of lease packages and flexibility regarding rail-car modifications.
Contact: Larry Smith, VP - Equipment Sales, 678-296-9709, email@example.com; Lee Martini, Assistant VP - Equipment Sales, 678-904-6315, firstname.lastname@example.org
Two North Riverside Plaza - Suite 1300 Chicago, IL 60606 800-458-2235 | Fax: 312-928-0891 Web: www.freightcaramerica.com
Description of services: Railroad freight-car builder and lessor.
Contact: Ted Baun, Senior VP, Marketing & Sales, 312-928-0850, email@example.com
121 Rundle Road New Castle, PA 16102 724-658-9061 Web: www.kasgro.com
Description of services: Kasgro is a builder and lessor of various types of rail cars, including cement cars, flat cars, ballast cars, gondolas, ore cars, ribbon train cars and heavy-duty cars.
71 S. Wacker Drive - Suite 1800 Chicago, IL 60606 312-803-8880 Web: www.mrc-rail.com | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Description of services: Mitsui Rail Capital (MRC) offers rail-car leasing and fleet management. A subsidiary of trading and investment company Mitsui & Co. Ltd., MRC offers an array of car types, including coal hopper, coal gondola, centerbeam, covered hopper, covered coil, mill gondola, intermodal, specialty and box cars, according to the company's website.
908 Shawnee St. Mt. Vernon, IL 62864 618-241-9270 Web: www.nre.com | Email: email@example.com
Description of services: NRE is an independent supplier of locomotive servicing, new and remanufactured locomotives, locomotive leasing, field services, parts and salvage operations. NRE serves Class I, regional, short lines, government and industrial railroads around the globe. In addition to designing and manufacturing a series of new NRE locomotives, the company re-engineers locomotives with state-of-the-art electronic and propulsion controls, emission and fuel-saving technologies, and new and remanufactured engine designs.
Contact: Keith Batley, Assistant VP North American Sales, 920-915-1825, firstname.lastname@example.org
15173 North Road Fenton, MI 48430 Fax: 810-714-4680 Web: www.progressrail.com/leasing
Description of services: Progress Rail Equipment Leasing is a full-service leasing, rental and finance company. "Our continued success is built on the understanding of the railway maintenance-of-way equipment market, an appreciation for the needs of the clients we serve and the ability to adapt to future requirements," the company says. Progress Rail Equipment Leasing takes a "hands-on approach" with its customers, which "leads to the development of customized, knowledge-based lease structures," the company says.
Contact: Daniel Daugherty, Sales Manager, 810-714-4626 email@example.com
200 S. Wacker Drive - Suite 3100 Chicago, IL 60606 312-674-4742 or 847-975-3568 | Fax: 312-421-2742 Web: Under development (as of January 2015)
Description of services: Rail-car leasing and advisory/consulting services.
Contact: Peter R. Urban, firstname.lastname@example.org
P.O. Box 69 McAllen, TX 78505 956-686-2221 | Fax: 956-686-8290 Web: www.rgcx.com
Description of services: Rail-car equipment leasing packages, sale/ leaseback transactions, Internet-based (ARMS) fleet management services, financing arrangements and investment opportunities.
Contact: David Bertram, VP, 850-443-9665, email@example.com
300 S. Riverside Plaza - Suite 1925 Chicago, IL 60606 312-559-4800 or 800-4RAILCAR | Fax: 312-559-4829 Web: www.smbcrail.com
Description of services: Full-service operating lessor.
Contact: Tim Johnson, Senior VP - Leasing, 312-559-4805, firstname.lastname@example.org
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2525 Stemmons Freeway Dallas, TX 75207 800-631-4420 | Fax: 214-589-8623 Web: www.gotilc.com
Description of services: Trinity Industries Leasing Co., with a fleet of about 75,000 rail cars, offers rail-car leasing, management services and rail-car repair. Also available is access to the rail-car manufacturing resources and additional rail car services provided by TrinityRail. An overview of TrinityRail's full portfolio of rail transportation products and services is available at www.trinityrail.com.
Contact: Stephen Menzies, Group President, email@example.com; Eric Marchetto, Executive VP & Chief Financial Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org; Jesse Crews, VP & Chief Investment Officer, email@example.com; Bob Hulick, Executive VP & Chief Mechanical Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org; John Guarino, VP, Portfolio Management, email@example.com; Tom Jardine, VP, Portfolio Management, firstname.lastname@example.org.
175 W. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60604 312-431-3111 | Fax: 312-347-5837 Web: www.utlx.com
Description of services: Union Tank Car (UTLX), a Marmon Group/Berkshire Hathaway Company, holds a long-term focus in its three tank-car disciplines: leasing service, car repair and maintenance, and manufacturing. UTLX "continues to advance car design, manufacturing capability, and complete and competent tank car care," according to the company.
Contact: Bruce Winslow, Communications Director, email@example.com
103 West Vandalia - Suite 200 Edwardsville, IL 62025 618-343-0600 | Fax: 618-343-9015 Web: www.VTG.com
Description of services: VTG is a full-service sales and leasing operation of general and specific-purpose rail cars for use by railroads and private shippers throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada. VTG's fleet comprises a variety of rail cars configured to transport various dry bulk products, as well as liquids and other specialized commodities. Leases can be tailored to meet customers' needs, with VTG providing the maintenance and administration services as part of the agreement.
Contact: Lynn Hayungs, Regional VP Sales, firstname.lastname@example.org; Randy Sycks, Regional VP Sales, email@example.com