The Atlas HO Master ACF Pressureaide Centerflow Hopper Car J. M Huber 45456 models the ACF Industries Pressureaide Center Flow covered hopper car manufactured by ACF Industries (Founded in 1899 as American Car and Foundry). Using the original Center Flow (No center sill to restrict product flow) platform, ACF enhanced the design by including a pressure differential to speed the unloading of dry bulk commodities. The Pressureaide covered hopper cars are still in production- ACF Industries' successor American Railcar Industries continues to manufacture these very popular cars to this day.
J. M. Huber: Joseph Maria Huber arrived in New York City from Germany in 1883. Sensing opportunity in a rapidly expanding America, in 1891 he opened a dry color plant in Brooklyn, NY. Huber's focus was the printing business, and he then diversified his company into carbon black, an essential ingredient for ink. J. M. Huber continued to expand and is now a leading company in chemicals (Chemical Division created 1951), engineered materials providing products to food and pharmaceutical companies, and engineered wood products that supply lumber to the construction industry. J. M. Huber, diversified and worldwide, is one of America's largest and most successful privately owned companies.