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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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