Under a new long-term contract with Amsted Rail, a manufacturer of railway wheel equipment, Amsted will produce one million wheels for use at CN’s Transcona mechanical facility. The new wheels will be produced using 100 per cent recycled steel over the next 10 years at Griffin Wheel Company in Winnipeg, one of Amsted Rail’s five wheel manufacturing plants in North America and the only one in Canada.
“CN has a long and successful partnership with Amsted Rail and its Griffin Wheel Company facility in Winnipeg,” said Gerry Weber, Vice-President Supply, Fleet and Fuel Management of CN. “We are pleased to renew our partnership and solidify CN’s business relationships in the city of Winnipeg.”
Winnipeg is home to CN’s Transcona Shops, where wheels are mounted on axles and become wheelsets installed on freight cars moving on CN’s rail lines. The city is also home to Symington Yard, one of CN’s largest rail car switching facilities, and CN Campus, a state-of-the-art national employee training centre that opened last year.