Mi-Jack Products has acquired Yardeye GmbH, a German automation, collision avoidance, and work-zone protection supplier for the port and rail container industries.

Supply Side: Alliance Shippers/Carrier Transicold, Humatics/Hitachi, L.B. Foster, Mi-Jack/Yardeye

Alliance Shippers Inc. is outfitting its 53-foot trailers and intermodal containers with Carrier Transicold telematics. Also, Humatics, in partnership with Hitachi Rail STS, is a RailTech Technology & Design Innovation Award finalist for 2022; L.B. Foster has been awarded ISNetworld’s RAVS Plus® designation for safety practices; and Mi-Jack Products and Yardeye GmbH are merging their container handling businesses.

OMNI Products offers several grade crossing options—concrete, solid virgin rubber (pictured) and combo concrete/rubber.

A Smooth One

RAILWAY AGE, DECEMBER 2021 ISSUE: High-tech solutions are helping railroads improve the rail/road interface.

L.B. Foster has launched digital passenger information display units that improve accessibility for deaf, hard-of-hearing or visually impaired users at railroad stations and airports.

Supply Side: Auxo/Genesis Rail Services; Industrial Networks; L.B. Foster; Liebherr

Auxo Investment Partners has acquired Genesis Rail Services, a railroad maintenance company. In addition, Industrial Networks LLC is expanding its rail yard automation system; L.B. Foster’s digital passenger information display units are now accessible for deaf, hard-of-hearing, or visually impaired rail passengers; and Liebherr-Transportation Systems will provide spare parts for Chicago Transit Authority’s 5000-series cars’ electro-hydraulic level control systems.

Foundational Innovations

RAILWAY AGE, OCTOBER 2021 ISSUE: Rail fastening system technology continues to evolve, delivering a tight hold and longer track life in heavy-haul freight, high-speed passenger rail and transit applications.

L.B. Foster Divests Piling Products Division

L.B. Foster Company on Sept. 24 completed the sale of its steel Piling Products division to J.D. Fields & Company, Inc. for approximately $24 million in total proceeds., and is retaining all pre-closing receivables and liabilities associated with the line of business.

High Profile: TTX, L.B. Foster

TTX Co. has promoted Shannon K. Bagato to Vice President of Law-General Counsel, effective Oct. 1. In addition, Jason Bowlin has been elevated to Vice President-Global Friction Management for L.B. Foster’s Rail Technologies & Services business.

L.B. Foster is offering single-source friction management services for the short line and industrial rail markets.

L.B. Foster Launches Single-Source Friction Management Services

L.B. Foster’s North American Rail Technologies & Services Group is now offering single-source friction management services for the short line and industrial rail markets.

Pictured: RBL, Inc./Robolube’s R2K system with the above-ground supply lines option.

More Than Just Grease

RAILWAY AGE, JULY 2021 ISSUE: Today’s suppliers are not only providing lubrication and friction management systems that significantly reduce rail wear and fuel expenses, but also developing all-weather products and remote monitoring capabilities that lower the railroads’ cost of ownership—and maximize performance.

Robert P. Bauer, outgoing President and CEO, L.B. Foster (left); John F. Kasel, incoming President and CEO, L.B. Foster.

L.B. Foster: Bauer to Retire, Kasel to Lead

L.B. Foster on June 25 reported the retirement of President and CEO Robert P. Bauer. Effective July 21, he will be succeeded by 18-year company veteran John F. Kasel, who currently serves as Senior Vice President and COO.

Gregory W. Lippard (left) and William Treacy will lead L.B. Foster’s Rail Technologies & Services unit and Infrastructure Solutions unit, respectively.

L.B. Foster Appoints SVPs

Gregory (Greg) W. Lippard and William (Bill) Treacy have been elevated to Senior Vice President roles at L.B. Foster Company, effective immediately.