Z Scale .. Fullthrottle FT-1059-1 Celanese Cylindrical Hoppers .. Road Numbers Set 2 SHPX 37252 and 37257 .. These are July 2018 Releases and will ship on or about 7-15-2018
Founded by Camille Dreyfus in NYC (1918), Celanese Corp. (Hoechst) is a global technology company, now headquartered in Irving, TX, employing nearly 7,500 people, and with a revenue of $5.4 billion per year! They specialize in acetyl products (intermediate chemicals for nearly all major industries) and is the world's greatest producer of vinyl acetate monomer (VAM). Celanese's operations are primarily located in North America, Europe and Asia with the planet's largest acetic acid plant being located near Pasadena, Texas.
The chemical companies across America couldn't wait for a fleet of cylindrical covered hoppers to haul their products throughout the nation! When I saw the little tank car, above, I had to investigate CELANESE CHEMICALS ! Turns out they are one of the largest chemical companies in the USA! Not only here, but they are worldwide in their distribution! With the Bird's Egg Blue livery, these cars add a striking accent to any layout being represented across the breadth of our country!
Updated 7-3-2018, 8-3-2018