REMSA offering undergraduate scholarships for 2023

The Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) has just announced the availability of two undergraduate scholarships for tuition assistance for the 2023 academic year.

Koppers announces new director of sales

Koppers announced John McDonald has joined the company as the new Director of Class 1 Sales for Koppers Railroad Products and Services (RPS) segment.

September issue of RT&S is now online

The September issue of RT&S features our 2022 Engineer of the Year John Cech from BNSF.

RailWorks acquires H&H Engineering Construction

RailWorks announced it has acquired H&H Engineering Construction to expand its rail infrastructure services.

Danos, Sen. Duckworth tour Holland’s University Park, Ill., facility

NRC and REMSA member company Holland, L.P., hosted Peter Danos, Suburban Outreach and Grants Coordinator for U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), on Aug. 18, for a tour of its University Park facility, which manufactures a variety of railroad track components for the railway industry.

L.B. Foster expands precast concrete business

L.B. Foster is expanding its precast concrete business.

Rail Ties from Koppers

Koppers presents annual Zero Harm President’s Award to Muncy, Pa., facility

Koppers recently presented the annual Zero Harm President’s Award to its Muncy facility in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, in recognition of its best-in-company performance as measured in safety, environmental responsibility, and innovation.

Global Rail Trust acquires Advanced Rail Management

Global Rail Trust (GRT) with offices in Austria, Germany and Spain has announced the acquisition of Advanced Rail Management Corp. (ARM), based in the United States and Canada.

ACEC honors Mid-Coast Trolley Blue Line, International Gateway Bridge projects

Two WSP USA projects won national Grand Awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) in the organization’s 2022 Engineering Excellence Awards competition.

REMSA and NRC member Willamette Valley Company hosts U.S. Rep. Letlow on tour of manufacturing facility

On May 23, REMSA and NRC member company Willamette Valley Company hosted Representative Julia Letlow (R-La. 5th District) for a tour of its facility in Pineville, La., which manufactures and repairs track components for the railway industry.

U.S. DOT proposes temporary waiver of Buy America requirements for construction materials

The U.S. Department of Transportation says it strongly supports the requirements for using only American-made construction materials, but proposes a temporary waiver of the requirement to enable all parties to comply.

NRC appoints two new board members

The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) announced that two railway industry professionals have been appointed to its Board of Directors.

REMSA introduces its 2022 Innovation Award

The Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) has announced a new award program to recognize organizational achievement by a REMSA member.

Industry-Railway Suppliers partners up with Milwaukee power tools

Industry-Railway Suppliers, Inc. (IRS), a North America railroad distributor of AREMA track tools, abrasives, heavy railroad equipment, work equipment wear parts, and mechanical shop tools, announced its official partnership with Milwaukee, making Industry-Railway Suppliers an authorized distributor of Milwaukee tools to the railroad industry.

TriMet sued by city of Portland for allegedly substandard construction work

The City of Portland is suing TriMet for what it says is slipshod work on a streetcar platform performed by a third-party contractor hired by TriMet.

RailWorks, L.K. Comstock National Transit rehabilitating Metro Blue Line in Minneapolis

RailWorks Corp., one of North America’s leading rail infrastructure solutions provider, and L.K. Comstock National Transit will be rehabilitating and upgrading a key part of Minneapolis’ busy transit network.

HDR Engineering

Chip Knowlton joins HDR as infrastructure consulting business transformation director

With more than 30 years advising industry leaders, Chip Knowlton has joined HDR as infrastructure consulting business transformation director.

Wabtec, CP supporting Ukraine relief efforts

The horrors of war befalling Ukraine during the past two weeks have dominated nearly every news outlet in the world.

Koppers announces new leadership appointments

Koppers Holdings Inc., announced two new leadership appointments to support the company’s long-term strategy to grow shareholder value detailed at its Investor Day event held in September 2021. 

RELAM announces new rental location near Sacramento, Ca.

RELAM, Inc., recently announced a new MoW equipment rental location near Sacramento, Ca..