Trinity Rail engaged with Composite Applications Group (CAG) to provide a light weight composite rail car. Trinity needed thermal efficiency, light weight, long lasting and strength equal to their current product. This idea proved to be disruptive and game changing. To accomplish this Trinity needed the help of CAG to Connect, Collaborate and Commercialize. CAG provided the technology connections in order to identify the supply chain needed. CAG provided the frame work and planning for effective planning to deliver a composite rail car that delivered on the targets that Trinity needed. CAG then provided the opportunity for the technology companies to engage in commercial discussions with Trinity after the project was deemed a success.