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 +'''Trinity Industries''' (NYSE: TRN) is the largest producer of railcars in North America, with a full line-up of freight and tank cars. The company is also involved in leasing their railcars to railroads. Trinity is also a leading producer of barges and highway products, such as guardrails.
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==Business Overview== ==Business Overview==
-Trinity is focused on infrastructure products and services in five distinct business groups:+Trinity's business is focused on five main segments:
-'''Rail Group'''+====Rail Group====
-Largest manufacturer of railcars, railcar axles, and couplers in North America. The renewable fuels industry and the railcar replacement cycle are driving growth in the industry and for Trinity.+TRN is the largest manufacturer of railcars and railcar products such as axles and couplers. The renewable fuels industry and the railcar replacement cycle are driving growth in the industry and for Trinity.
-'''Rail Leasing and Management Services Group''' 
-Leading provider of railcar leasing and management services  
-'''Construction Products Group'''+The company manufactures a full line of railcars, including:
-Largest full-line highway guardrail and crash cushion manufacturer in the U.S. and leading producer of concrete and aggregates in Texas+* Auto Carrier Cars — used to transport automobiles
 +* Box Cars — transport products such as food products, auto parts, wood products, and paper
 +* Gondola Cars — used for coal and commodities such as metals and steel.
 +* Hopper Cars — carry cargo such as grain, fertilizer, and cement
 +* Intermodal Cars — are used to transport intermodal frieght, which are generally interchangeable among railcar, truck, and ship.
 +* Specialty Cars — designed for a particular industry or customer, such as waste-hauling gondolas and pressure differential cars used to haul fine grain food products such as sugar and flour.
 +* Tank Cars — transport products such as liquefied petroleum products, alcohol, and renewable fuels.
-'''Energy Equipment Group''' 
-Leading full-line LPG tank manufacturer in North America and leading manufacturer of structural wind towers in the U.S. 
-'''Inland Barge Group''' +====Rail Leasing and Management Services Group====
 +The company leases tank cars and freight cars to railroads, shippers, and various other companies in the petroleum, chemical, agricultural, energy, and other industries that supply their own railcars to the railroads.
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 +====Construction Products Group====
 +TRN is the largest producer of highway equipment such as guardrails and crash cushions, which protect cars on highways during collisions. Other highway products include beams and girders which are used in highway bridge construction. The company also produces ready mix concrete in certain areas of Texas and sells to contractors and subcontractors in the construction and foundation industries.
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 +====Energy Equipment Group====
 +Leading full-line LPG tank manufacturer in North America and leading manufacturer of structural wind towers in the U.S.
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 +====Inland Barge Group====
Largest barge and fiberglass hopper barge cover manufacturer in the U.S. Largest barge and fiberglass hopper barge cover manufacturer in the U.S.
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 +[[image:TRNRev.PNG]]
 +[[image:TRNSegment.PNG]]
==Trends and Forces== ==Trends and Forces==

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Trinity Industries (NYSE: TRN) is the largest producer of railcars in North America, with a full line-up of freight and tank cars. The company is also involved in leasing their railcars to railroads. Trinity is also a leading producer of barges and highway products, such as guardrails.


Business Overview

Trinity's business is focused on five main segments:

Rail Group

TRN is the largest manufacturer of railcars and railcar products such as axles and couplers. The renewable fuels industry and the railcar replacement cycle are driving growth in the industry and for Trinity.


The company manufactures a full line of railcars, including:

  • Auto Carrier Cars — used to transport automobiles
  • Box Cars — transport products such as food products, auto parts, wood products, and paper
  • Gondola Cars — used for coal and commodities such as metals and steel.
  • Hopper Cars — carry cargo such as grain, fertilizer, and cement
  • Intermodal Cars — are used to transport intermodal frieght, which are generally interchangeable among railcar, truck, and ship.
  • Specialty Cars — designed for a particular industry or customer, such as waste-hauling gondolas and pressure differential cars used to haul fine grain food products such as sugar and flour.
  • Tank Cars — transport products such as liquefied petroleum products, alcohol, and renewable fuels.


Rail Leasing and Management Services Group

The company leases tank cars and freight cars to railroads, shippers, and various other companies in the petroleum, chemical, agricultural, energy, and other industries that supply their own railcars to the railroads.

Construction Products Group

TRN is the largest producer of highway equipment such as guardrails and crash cushions, which protect cars on highways during collisions. Other highway products include beams and girders which are used in highway bridge construction. The company also produces ready mix concrete in certain areas of Texas and sells to contractors and subcontractors in the construction and foundation industries.

Energy Equipment Group

Leading full-line LPG tank manufacturer in North America and leading manufacturer of structural wind towers in the U.S.

Inland Barge Group

Largest barge and fiberglass hopper barge cover manufacturer in the U.S.

image:TRNRev.PNG image:TRNSegment.PNG

Trends and Forces

Market Share

Competition

References

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