Alliance Castings Hosts Cong.Tim Ryan

<<< Photo (Left to Right): Sam Mitchell – Production Manger, Congressman Ryan, Doug Battershell – General Manager, Alliance Castings

On August 13, 2013, Alliance Castings, a joint Amsted, American Railcar Industries and Greenbrier venture, hosted Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH) at their Alliance, Ohio foundry.

Congressman Ryan was met by some of the company’s 450 employees and constituents. Afterwards, he toured the facility which manufactures specially engineered castings for heavy haul freight railroad operations worldwide. During the visit, Ryan witnessed the latest manufacturing technologies and saw a highly trained workforce. This visit helped Congressman Ryan understand the importance of our job producing industry and how creating supplier friendly environment will encourage more facilities such as these.

As part of the Railway Supply Institute’s mission to promote the railway supply industry, members are encouraged to host similar events and to educate decision makers in Washington, DC about the rail supply industry and why it’s so important to their communities and the economic engine of the United States.

If you are interested in hosting a facility visit and need help getting started, please contact Nicole Brewin, RSI VP of Government Relations at or 202-347-4664.