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Over the last five years, CN has worked with the Centre for Supply Chain Management in Waterloo, Ontario, to support student internships as well as a cooperative education program, in which students are employed at CN; to establish a “CN Fellow” in Supply Chain Management; and to hold an annual conference on supply chain and logistics in Milton, Ontario.

CN Supporting Supply Chain Education, Research

CN is renewing its support of research and education programs at the Centre for Supply Chain Management (SCM) in Waterloo, Ontario, with a C$500,000 donation. It contributed C$500,000 to the Centre, based at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, in 2015.

In addition to offering Niles-Simmons machinery, Simmons Machine Tool will be receiving a N30 MC (pictured), a multi-axis, multi-function turning machine that can handle turning, milling, boring, drilling and other machining process operations.

Simmons Expands Product Line, Launches Technical Center

Simmons Machine Tool Corp. has established the Niles Technical Application Center (NTAC) at its manufacturing facility and headquarters in Albany, N.Y., to offer Niles-Simmons machinery to the rail, aerospace, defense and other non-automotive industries in North America.

Transport Canada Updates Rail Employee Fatigue Rules

Transport Canada has updated the Duty and Rest Period Rules for Railway Operating Employees, placing new limits on duty-period length; increasing the minimum rest period between shifts; and establishing limits on total hours worked per week, month and year.

AAR Week 47: Intermodal Continues to Drive Growth

Total U.S. rail traffic of 534,607 carloads and intermodal units for the week ending Nov. 21, 2020, kept pace with the same week last year, rising 2.5%, based on a double-digit intermodal gain, according to a Nov. 25 report from the Association of American Railroads (AAR). Total carloads were down 7.2% to 233,478, compared with the same week in 2019, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was up 11.5% to 301,129 containers and trailers, compared with 2019.