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New Vice President, Manufacturing – Shoals for FreightCar America

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Howard Broadfoot has joined FreightCar America Inc. as Vice President, Manufacturing – Shoals, as of 27 June 2016.

In this newly appointed position, Broadfoot will report directly to Joseph E. McNeely, President and CEO, and serve as a key member of the company’s leadership team.

“We are pleased to have Howard leading our Shoals manufacturing plant. His experience in building world class manufacturing operations will be instrumental in continuing the growth of the Shoals facility into a “World Class” railcar manufacturing operation,” said McNeely.

Before joining the company, Broadfoot most recently was the VP of Operations of Electro-Mechanical Corporation with multi-plant, multi-product line responsibility in the electrical transmission, distribution and control business for seven years. He also held senior operations leadership roles with Thomas and Betts, Newell-Rubbermaid and the ZF Group America.

McNeely concluded: “The entire FreightCar America team is extremely excited about Howard joining FreightCar and look forward to a long, productive relationship”.

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, FreightCar America Inc. manufactures a wide range of railroad freight cars, supplies railcar parts and leases freight cars through its JAIX Leasing company subsidiary. It designs and builds railcars, including coal cars, bulk commodity cars, covered hopper cars, intermodal and non-intermodal flat cars, mill gondola cars, coil steel cars and boxcars.

Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs

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