Thrall Car Manufacturing Company
Background Fact Sheet

Thrall Car Manufacturing Company is a leading international designer and manufacturer of a broad line of freight railcars, and distributor of supply parts, headquartered in Chicago Heights, Illinois. With four manufacturing plants in the US and two in Europe, Thrall's success is attributed to the Company's record of design innovation and continuing focus on technology leadership.

Chairman Craig J. Duchossois
Vice Chairman Michael E. Flannery
President Martin Graham
Ownership Privately held by the Duchossois family of Chicago, Illinois

Principal North American Facilities Facilities located in Georgia and Illinois
Principal European Facilities Facilities located in Czech Republic, England, Slovakia, and
Principal Products Auto racks, hoppers, gondolas, flat cars
Average Annual Revenue (1998-2000) $700 million
Average Annual Operating Profit (1998-2000) $57 million

Trinity Industries, Inc:
Background Fact Sheet

Trinity Industries, Inc., with headquarters in Dallas, Texas, is one of the nation's leading diversified industrial companies. Trinity operates through five principal business segments: the Railcar Segment, the Inland Barge Segment, the Parts and Services Segment, the Construction Products Segment and the Industrial Products Segment. Trinity's web site may be accessed at

Chairman, CEO and President Timothy R. Wallace
Ownership Publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: TRN)

Trinity Railcar Segment:
Trinitys Railcar Segment consists of two manufacturing groups, the North American railcar group and the European railcar group. These groups develop and manufacture a variety of railcars specifically designed to meet the needs of their particular markets. From coal cars to sophisticated tank cars, Trinity produces a wide range of railcars and is the largest producer in North America. Trinity continuously strives to develop new railcar designs with features that differentiate its products.

Principal North American Facilities Multiple facilities located in Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama, Ohio,
Pennsylvania, Missouri and Mexico
Principal European Facilities Romania
Principal Railcar Products Tank cars, hoppers, boxcars, gondolas, flat cars
Average Annual Railcar Revenue (FY 99-FY 01) $1.3 billion
Average Annual Railcar Operating Profit (FY 99-FY 01) $96 million