DENVER, Colo. – Union Pacific Railroad’s Engineering team recently tackled a monumental effort at its equipment shop in Denver, Colorado – rebuilding the first of 32 massive track maintenance machines to make them more user-friendly, enhance safety and simplify repairs.
Viance, a Charlotte, N.C.-based provider of wood treatment technologies and services, announced Nov. 28 that it has hired Jeff Thomas as Industrial Sales Manager. He will be responsible for customer relations to service growing market demand for the company’s line of DCOI preservative products.
OMAHA, Neb. – Senator Pete Ricketts of Nebraska visited Omaha Track’s headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Cathcart Rail announced it has partnered with the Indiana Rail Road (INRD) to handle its railcar interchange inspection and repair needs.
BOCHUM, Germany – Stantec on Nov. 14 announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire ZETCON Engineering, a 645-person engineering firm headquartered in Bochum, Germany.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Pandrol announces it has launched a new Common Interface System that allows non-ballasted track to be changed to meet performance requirements.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Granite Peak Plastics, a plastic recycling company, has launched Triton Ties. Triton Ties will “manufacture a new fiber-reinforced polymer composite tie product line.”
PERE MARQUETTE TWP., Mich. – Harsco Rail has reopened its refurbished plant in Pere Marquette Township on South Jackson Road.
CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Plasser American announced its opening and ribbon cutting at its new 82,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility, located at 2428 Josef Theurer Ln., Chesapeake, Virginia.
MIDLOTHIAN, Texas – NARSTCO, one of the many vendors at this year’s Railway Interchange in Indianapolis, is introducing its “e” Clip Type Fastener, crafted from recycled US steel.
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis.– In a press release, Enerpac announces it has acquired Track Tools technology.
TORONTO – Metrolinx awarded a contract to SoilFLO to “optimize its soil management processes and further enhance its ecological initiatives.”
ELMHURST, Ill. – Railway Supply Group announces it has acquired Railroad Tools and Solutions.
ONTARIO – Kontrol Technologies has been selected to provide emissions and air quality monitoring for Ontario rail expansion infrastructure.
PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Yesterday, Koppers announced that it has “agreed to an amendment of its contract with one of its Class I railroad customers.”
HAMPSHIRE, Ill. – Yesterday, TiEnergy announced that Chris McGill will move to the position of Strategic Account Manager, Contractor Implementation.
FAIRMONT, Minn. – Congressman Brad Finstad visited Harsco Rail and spoke with VP David Dunlap about rail safety and maintenance.
RESTON, VA – Trucker Tools announces a partnership with BNSF Logistics to provide freight tracking, matching, and automated booking across North America.
NORFOLK, Mass. – Mecalac introduces a powerful railroad excavator that can be operated both on and off the rails.
ROANOKE – Norfolk Southern’s (née Norfolk & Western’s) locomotive shops in Roanoke, Va., originally known as the Roanoke Machine Works was the city’s largest employer and manufactured some of the best, most advanced steam locomotives to ride the rails.