American Railcar Industries, Inc. Named Recipient of a 2014 Missouri Fast Track Award

ST. CHARLES, Mo., Dec. 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Railcar Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:ARII) ("ARI" or the "Company") announced today that it was recognized by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry with a 2014 Missouri Fast Track award during the Missouri Chamber Annual Meeting on November 20, 2014. The Missouri Fast Track award honors Missouri companies that have shown outstanding growth over the last three years.

"The award is a source of great pride to our company," said Jeff Hollister, President and CEO of ARI. "In 2012 and 2013, we experienced record years for net earnings at $63.8 million and $86.9 million, respectively. With net earnings of $76.8 million for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2014, we believe we are on track for a third year of record earnings. We attribute our growth and success to the people of ARI. Our employees are talented, dedicated, have strong work ethic, and work together to continually improve our business, which enables us to provide quality and cost-effective products and services. We want to thank the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry for recognizing us with this award."

About American Railcar Industries, Inc.

ARI is a leading North American designer and manufacturer of hopper and tank railcars. ARI provides its railcar customers with integrated solutions through a comprehensive set of high quality products and related services. ARI manufactures and sells railcars, custom designed railcar parts, and other industrial products. ARI and its subsidiaries also lease railcars manufactured by the Company to certain markets. In addition, ARI provides railcar repair services through its various repair facilities, including mini-shops and mobile units, offering a range of services from full to light repair. More information about American Railcar Industries, Inc. is available on its website at or call the Investor Relations Department, 636.940.6000.

Forward Looking Statement Disclaimer

This press release contains statements relating to expected financial performance and/or future business prospects, events and plans that are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements represent the Company's estimates and assumptions only as of the date of this press release. Such statements include, without limitation, statements regarding future earnings. These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results described in or anticipated by the Company's forward-looking statements. The payment of future dividends, if any, and the amount thereof, will be at the discretion of ARI's board of directors and will depend upon the Company's operating results, strategic plans, capital requirements, financial condition, provisions of its borrowing arrangements, applicable law and other factors the Company's board of directors considers relevant. Other potential risks and uncertainties include, among other things: basing financial or other information on judgments or estimates based on future performance or events; the impact of an economic downturn, adverse market conditions and restricted credit markets; prospects in light of the cyclical nature of ARI's business; the health of and prospects for the overall railcar industry; the highly competitive nature of the manufacturing, railcar leasing and railcar services industries; ARI's reliance upon a small number of customers that represent a large percentage of revenues and backlog; the variable purchase patterns of ARI's railcar customers and the timing of completion, customer acceptance and shipment of orders; the Company's ability to manage overhead and variations in production rates; the Company's ability to recruit, retain and train adequate numbers of qualified personnel; fluctuating costs of raw materials, including steel, and railcar components and delays in the delivery of such raw materials and components; fluctuations in the supply of components and raw materials that ARI uses in railcar manufacturing; the ongoing benefits and risks related to ARI's relationship with Mr. Carl Icahn, ARI's principal beneficial stockholder, through Icahn Enterprises L.P, and certain of his affiliates; the sufficiency of our liquidity and capital resources; the risk of being unable to market or remarket railcars for sale or lease at favorable prices or on favorable terms or at all; the impact, costs and expenses of any litigation ARI may be subject to now or in the future; the risks associated with the Company's on-going compliance with environmental, health, safety, and regulatory laws and regulations, which may be subject to change; the conversion of ARI's railcar backlog into revenues; the risks associated with the Company's current joint ventures; the risks, impact and anticipated benefits associated with potential joint ventures, acquisitions or new business endeavors; the implementation, integration with other systems or ongoing management of the Company's new enterprise resource planning system; risks related to our indebtedness and compliance with covenants contained in the Company's financing arrangements; and the additional risk factors described in ARI's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company expressly disclaims any duty to provide updates to any forward-looking statements made in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Source:American Railcar Industries, Inc.