Manufacturers Anchor Glass, CAF USA Make Headlines

Posted April 13, 2012

Cincinnati picks streetcar design
By Jane Prendergast,

The city of Cincinnati’s ready to start negotiations with its preferred streetcar provider, CAF USA, for five streetcars. The first car could be finished in about 18 months.

CAF USA is a subsidiary of CAF (Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles, S.A.) in Spain. The company has offices in Washington, D.C., and a factory in Elmira, N.Y. It has produced streetcars and vehicles for high speed rail, light rail and commuter rail, for clients around the world.

The city will start its pre-audit of the company to make sure it complies with the federal Buy America program. That means the five cars must be produced with at least 60% domestic content and that final assembly take place in the U.S.

CAF was chosen over four other vendors who responded to the city’s request for proposals, issued in September 2011.

(For original article and photos, visit

Anchor Glass featured on Fox business channel
The Star-Gazette

Anchor Glass Container Corp. in Elmira Heights is being featured in a two-minute video clip that will be shown on FOX business channel on April 12, between 9:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m., in a segment called "Manufacturing Marvels".

The manufacturer employs 336 workers at the local facility and companywide, makes more than one billion glass containers each year.

(For video that aired, please visit - password is "anchor".)

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