Nordco

“Our team delivered strong execution in the second quarter and strengthened our financial position, despite severe disruption in India stemming from the pandemic, continued challenges in our OE end-markets and inflationary pressures globally,” Wabtec’s President and CEO Rafael Santana said during a second-quarter 2021 earnings report on July 29.

Wabtec 2Q21: ‘All-Around Beat, Backlog Grows’

Despite continued market challenges, Wabtec Corp. “strengthened” its financial position in second-quarter 2021, growing its 12-month backlog—“the highest since second-quarter 2019”—and posting a “year-to-date book-to-bill above 1.0,” the company reported.

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Rail renewal roundup

Making the rail renewal process safer and simpler is a top priority among equipment manufacturers and contractors.

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Ballast betterment

Suppliers continue their R&D efforts to provide improved ballast maintenance solutions.