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Friday, February 12, 2010

Harsco Rail receives $6-million order from Washington Metro

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Worldwide industrial services and engineered products company Harsco Corporation said that its Harsco Rail unit has been awarded a new $6-million order from the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority for production of Utility Track Vehicle (UTV) prime movers.

Deliveries will begin in January 2011 and continue into the second quarter. The all-purpose UTVs will be used to power work trains for a broad range of railway maintenance of way requirements, including snow removal, repair and replacement of rail, and the supply of power for hydraulic and pneumatic tools. The units will be built at Harsco Rail's railway track maintenance engineering and production facilities in Columbia, South Carolina.

Harsco Rail is the largest provider of railway track maintenance of way services and equipment in the U.S. and the second largest in the world. Its operations include facilities in the U.S., U.K. and Australia.

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