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Trinity Highway Products ET Plus® System Passes All Eight NCHRP Report 350 Tests

March 13, 2015 | By Business Wire News


The ET Plus® System has passed all eight Federal Highway Administration requested crash tests.

The FHWA today released results for the final four crash tests of the ET Plus® System, confirming all four tests passed. The four tests were conducted at the 31” installation height and are the final four of eight tests requested by the FHWA last October. All eight tests were conducted under National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 350 criteria. Report 350 sets forth the performance evaluation criteria applicable to the ET Plus® System and many other roadside safety features used on U.S. highways.

The test results for all of the eight passed tests can be found at:

In addition, earlier this week, the FHWA and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) confirmed there is only one version of the ET Plus® System extruder head. They confirmed the products tested by the FHWA are representative of the ET Plus® System installed on U.S. roadways.

The ET Plus® is a robust end terminal system that performs as designed pursuant to NCHRP Report 350 criteria when properly installed and maintained.

The ET Plus® System has been successfully crash tested more times than any product of its kind. It has an unbroken chain of eligibility for federal-aid reimbursement from the FHWA.

These tests were conducted in accordance with Report 350 at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), an accredited and independent research facility. The ET Plus® extruder heads tested in all eight tests were randomly selected by the FHWA from inventory at the California Department of Transportation.

Trinity Highway Products, LLC is a subsidiary of Trinity Industries, Inc. (NYSE: TRN).

Trinity Industries, Inc., headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a diversified industrial company that owns market-leading businesses, which provide products and services to the energy, transportation, chemical, and construction sectors. Trinity reports its financial results in five principal business segments: the Rail Group, the Railcar Leasing and Management Services Group, the Inland Barge Group, the Construction Products Group, and the Energy Equipment Group. For more information, visit: Revenues from the sales of the ET Plus® System in the United States totaled approximately $35.1 million in 2014.

Some statements in this release, which are not historical facts, are “forward-looking statements” as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include statements about Trinity’s estimates, expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies for the future, and the assumptions underlying these forward-looking statements. Trinity uses the words “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “forecasts,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “guidance” and similar expressions to identify these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from historical experience or our present expectations. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see “Risk Factors” and “Forward-Looking Statements” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the most recent fiscal year.

Trinity Industries, Inc.
Investor Contact:
Jessica L. Greiner, 214-631-4420
Director of Investor Relations
Media Contact:
Jeff Eller, 214-589-2567


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