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IBISWorld: Track construction is strong, expected to grow
According to a report by industry research firm IBISWorld, despite a slight downturn during the recession, the railroad track construction industry has experienced strong growth in the past five years
RTA’s annual conference set to take over Tahoe area
The Railway Tie Association is gearing up for the 95th Annual Symposium and Technical Conference, Oct. 8-11, 2013 in Lake Tahoe, NV.
Rep. Capito visits Appalachian Timber Services
On August 7, Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) joined representatives from the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) for a tour of the Appalachian Timber Services facility in Sutton,…
Hanson names Jeff Bowen vice president
Jeff Bowen, PE, recently joined Hanson Professional Services Inc. as a vice president and will lead the firm's Florida transportation and infrastructure efforts from the firm's Jacksonville, Fla., office.
In order to keep track in shape, an aggressive ballast maintenance program is key.
Goldschmidt Thermit acquires PortaCo, Inc.
The Goldschmidt Thermit Group, a company based in Germany that specializes in welding, acquired 100 percent of PortaCo, Inc., a producer of hydraulic power units and tools headquartered in Moorhead,…
Cambium Group to produce ACZA-treated ties in Canada
The Cambium Group, Inc., a licensee of Lonza Wood Protection (LWP), has started production of ammoniacal copper zinc arsenate (AZCA)-treated crossties. Cambium will be the first Canadian producer of these…
Axion ships crosstie order to Calgary Transit
Axion International Holdings, Inc., has shipped 500 composite crossties to Calgary Transit for use in crossings. Calgary Transit has been a customer of Axion's for four years and has purchased…
Mexico plans million-dollar infrastructure program
Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto said Monday that his administration plans to invest Mex$4 billion (US$318 million) in infrastructure projects over the next five years.
Stacy and Witbeck appoint new president
Stacy and Witbeck, Inc., named George Furnanz president, effective June 12, 2013. Furnanz will take over the responsibilities of company president from John Bollier, who had been president and chief…
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