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GATX Logistics' Illinois Facility Earns ISO Certification

HODGKINS, IL, April 8 -- GATX Logistics, Inc., a major provider of contract logistics services, has received ISO 9002 certification for its distribution facility in Hodgkins, Illinois. The facility provides logistics services to a major manufacturer of rail equipment and supplies.

"We are very pleased to have another of our facilities receive ISO 9002 certification, as this is one of the world's definitive standards of quality, service, and performance," said Joseph A. Nicosia, president and chief executive officer, GATX Logistics, Inc. "This certification is a reflection of our quality service and is a direct result of the dedication and commitment of the employees at our Hodgkins facility."

ISO, which stands for International Organization for Standardization, facilitates the worldwide exchange of goods and services through common modes of quality measurement. Companies and locations that achieve ISO certification must go through a rigorous application process that takes an average of 18 months and requires thousands of man-hours. Companies and facilities must then pass an intensive review by an objective outside organization. Automotive Quality Systems Registrar, Inc., performed the review of the Hodgkins facility.

GATX Logistics, Inc., one of the leading providers of contract logistics services, helps its broad customer base manufacture, store, process and deliver its products through a wide range of integrated logistics services. GATX Logistics is a subsidiary of Chicago-based GATX Corporation (GMT:NYSE).

GATX Corporation provides more than $6 billion of service-enhanced assets primarily used to help its customers transport, store, or distribute their products and information. GATX's assets include railcars and locomotives, bulk liquid terminals and pipelines, ships, warehouses, commercial aircraft, technology equipment, and other capital assets and related services worldwide. GATX also offers a variety of financial services focusing on owning or managing transportation and distribution assets.