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SpikeEase Reaches Canada, Down Under

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
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Focused Technology Solutions, Inc. (FTS), a Marmon/Berkshire Hathaway Company, is expanding into the global railway market through resellers in Australia and Canada that will carry its SpikeEase battery-operated spike puller.

Specialised Force of Australia and Davanac of Canada will carry SpikeEase, which FTS calls its flagship product. “After its early success in the United States, the SpikeEase will now be available at each of Specialised Force’s nine locations in Australia and Davanac’s five locations in Canada,” said FTS Vice President Sales Kirk Kreisher. “We’re fortunate to have found distributive partners like Specialised Force and Davanac, well-established railroad businesses run by exceptional people with customer-responsive cultures. We’re experiencing worldwide enthusiasm for the SpikeEase, and we are striving toward capitalizing on international market opportunities.”

“We believe representing FTS will allow us to continue to build our core strengths and enhance our product mix,” Davanac Key Account Manager Adam Drescig said. “This is a progressive step in the growth of Davanac and an opportunity to work collaboratively with like-minded partners who are 100% railway focused, just as we are.”

“You would only understand how great this tool is if you have removed rail spikes the traditional way,” Specialised Force National Product and Marketing Manager Kevin Harrold said. “We commenced marketing the SpikeEase around a month ago, and we’ve had [excellent] results.”

The SpikeEase is the first battery-operated and hydraulic-free spike puller on the market. To learn more about it, view this Railway Age Railway Interchange 2019 video.

The SpikeEase from Focused Technology Solutions provides a quick, safe way to remove cut spikes from railroad ties. FTS President Peter Bartek demonstrates how the lightweight, battery-powered tool works to Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono.
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