Nordco

Herzog continues to automate its audit process for rail flaw detection. (Photograph Courtesy of Herzog)
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Health Trackers

RAILWAY AGE, JUNE 2022 ISSUE: Track geometry and rail flaw detection product overview and market outlook.

“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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Precision Measuring

RAILWAY AGE, JUNE 2021 ISSUE: Suppliers are providing the latest technologies to help railroads assess rail alignment and health, quickly and accurately.

“We are excited to welcome Nordco to Wabtec in an acquisition that accelerates our long-term profitable growth strategy,” said Pascal Schweitzer, President of Wabtec’s Freight Services group. “This deal will significantly increase our presence in the maintenance of way segment and give us a strong position in the growing railcar mover market.”
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Wabtec Acquiring Nordco

Wabtec Corp. reported March 23 it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Nordco from Greenbriar Equity Group LP.

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Sharper Angles, Deeper Dives

RAILWAY AGE, JUNE 2020 ISSUE: Geometry—for many, one of the least-favorite school subjects (“When are we ever going to actually use this stuff?!”)—is imperative to the rail industry. Finding faults, on the other hand, is a preoccupation for some people. But for railroads, it’s also critical. Safety depends upon both.

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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.