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Trinity Industries, Inc. Provides Update on ET Plus® System

August 27, 2015
By Business Wire News


Trinity Industries, Inc. (NYSE:TRN) has learned that the Virginia Department of Transportation (“VDOT”) intends to conduct additional crash testing of the ET Plus® System.

The following statement is attributable to Trinity spokesman Jeff Eller:

“We do not believe additional tests are needed. The ET Plus® System successfully passed all eight Federal Highway Administration (“FHWA”) requested tests. VDOT officials observed each test. Those tests were validated by an independent expert, Dr. Clay Gabler from Virginia Tech, and conducted under approved NCHRP 350 guidelines. The ET Plus® has been installed on Virginia roadways for more than eight years and VDOT recently confirmed to the FHWA that the ET Plus® end terminals are performing as expected. 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.”

Information from the FHWA pertaining to the ET Plus® System may be found at:

For general information pertaining to purpose, function, and crashworthiness of guardrails reference the FHWA document entitled “Guardrail 101,” found at:

For additional facts and product information related to the ET Plus® System, you can refer to

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:

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:
Jack Todd, 214-589-8909
Vice President of Public Affairs