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Spin-off for Trinity infrastructure unit Railcar builder Trinity Industries announced it would sell its infrastructure-related business to shareholders as part of a strategy for future growth, and spend $500 million to buy back shares.

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Railcar builder Trinity Industries announced it would sell its infrastructure-related business to shareholders as part of a strategy for future growth, and spend $500 million to buy back shares. The spin-off, which was approved by Dallas-based Trinity’s Board of Directors, creates...
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Major U.S. freight railroads have reached a tentative contract agreement with the second of three coalitions representing unionized employees. The National Railway Labor Conference representing employers announced that it had reached agreement with Brotherhood Railway Carmen (BRC), the International Association of...
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A unit of Progress Rail Services has agreed to pay a criminal fine of $5 million after it admitted to performing unnecessary repairs on railcars, dumping brake shoes and other parts into the ocean to conceal evidence. United Industries LLC, part...
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Strato, Inc. recently hosted ten Rutgers University engineering students, all members of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), who spent an afternoon with Production Manager Dave Calico to learn more about manufacturing processes. . Calico reviewed lean manufacturing, design vs. practical...
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Railcar repair and lessor The Andersons announced the retirement of Rail Group executives Rasesh Shah, president, and Vice President of Sales Charles (Chuck) Brown. Shah’s retirement is effective in July 2018. Joseph McNeely has been named as his replacement. McNeely will join...

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Freight traffic for U.S. railroads for the week ending November 25 was 463,602 carloads and intermodal units, up 2.4% compared with the same week a year ago, according to the Association of American Railroads. Freight volume totaled 230,326 carloads, up 0.2%,...
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Progress Rail has signed an agreement to acquire Downer EDI’s freight rail business, Downer Freight Rail, an Australian railcar company. Headquartered in North Ryde and with 15 maintenance facilities throughout Australia, Downer Freight Rail provides a full suite of rolling stock,...
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Caltrax is the latest railcar repair shop to switch to RailcarRx Repair Management System (RMS), for cloud-based RMS to manage its daily railcar repair operations. RailcarRx will assist Caltrax in managing its clients’ high demand and provide integration to key internal...
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Come Feb. 1, 2018, the Railway Supply Institute (RSI) will have new leadership, as President Tom Simpson, who has spent nearly 30 years at the organization, retires. Mike O’Malley, a transportation policy expert and former Vice President, Procurement and Supply...
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Strato, Inc.’s Quality Management System has been certified to ISO 9001:2015, superseding the company’s previous ISO 9001:2008 certification, and one year earlier than required. The ISO 9001:2015 standard focuses on risk-based thinking and is designed to solve potential issues long before...

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