Amsted Rail Joins CCAM


The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) is pleased to announce Amsted Rail Company, Inc. (Amsted Rail) has joined its consortium effective January 1, 2019. CCAM is where the best of industry, academia, and government come together to solve advanced manufacturing challenges. Amsted Rail is a part of Amsted Industries Corporation, a leader in the railroad, vehicles and construction markets with facilities in over 10 countries.

“As an extension of our engineering department, we are excited to join CCAM and look forward to using our membership to help accelerate the Industry 4.0 transformation of our manufacturing facilities,” says Michael Mason Director of Product Development and Performance Engineering at Amsted Rail.

“We are delighted to add Amsted Rails as the newest member of CCAM,” says CCAM’s President and CEO William T. Powers. “Amsted Rail brings to our consortium 100 years of experience helping companies advance their innovative systems for freight cars and locomotives.”

The CCAM industry, government, and academia consortium has 36 members including Aerojet Rocketdyne, Airbus, Arconic, Chromalloy, Kyocera SGS Precision Tools, Newport News Shipbuilding, Oerlikon Metco, Rolls-Royce, Sandvik Coromant, Siemens, Amsted Rail, Blaser Swisslube, Canon Virginia Inc., EOS, GF Machining Solutions, Hermle Machine Co., Mitutoyo, RTI International Metals, Inc., ABB Robotics, Buehler, CGTech, Cool Clean Technologies, Cummins, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, Hurco, Mechdyne, National Instruments, Spatial Integrated Systems (SIS), GENEDGE, NASA Langley Research Center, and the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, Old Dominion University, University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia State University, and Virginia Tech.

About Amsted Rail.
Amsted Rail is a globally integrated manufacturer. Railroads, as well as car builders, owners and leasing companies rely on them to provide components and innovative systems for freight cars and locomotives, repair and service, track maintenance, and location and condition monitoring. From the big picture to the finest detail, Amsted Rail is continuously improving the heavy haul landscape. Industry leaders for more than 100 years, their experience, dedication and efficiency make it possible for railroads to haul heavier loads, over greater distances, with improved reliability and performance. Heavy haulers, the world over, depend on Amsted Rail to perform in the toughest service environments. Amsted Rail is proud to be a part of Amsted Industries Corporation. A diversified manufacturer of highly engineered industrial components, Amsted Industries is a leader in the railroad, vehicular and construction markets. Privately held with manufacturing facilities in over 10 countries, Amsted Industries employs more than 10,000 people.

About CCAM
CCAM’s mission is to solve advanced manufacturing challenges. CCAM provides a resourceful and IP friendly collaborative environment to create solutions for complex advanced manufacturing challenges. CCAM is the center of an ecosystem where academia, government, and industry partner together to create real economic value. CCAM plays an active role in the development of the most talented manufacturing workforce providing a substantial and diverse educational pathway. CCAM is located in a state-of-the-art research facility in Prince George County, Virginia. For more information, visit:

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