Wabtec

NS will present 15 customers and suppliers with inaugural Thoroughbred Sustainability Partner Awards in January 2023.

Class I Briefs: NS, UP

Norfolk Southern (NS) recognizes 15 customers and suppliers for leadership in energy efficiency, innovation and environmental stewardship. Also, Union Pacific (UP) reports the Mexican government’s extension of the Carta Porte grace period.

(Photograph Courtesy of Port of Long Beach)
Commentary

Cowen: Measuring Supply Chain Shifts

A COVID-induced supply chain spiral led to a logistical conundrum that forced shippers and executive teams to adapt to an ever-changing global environment. As the dust begins to settle, we, at Cowen Research, are taking a closer look at the more long-lasting changes across the supply chain and consumers. A multi-sector angle provides insight into the long-term impact for supply chains and beneficiaries of these shifts.

Wabtec has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Brazil-based Super Metal. (Collage Courtesy of Wabtec)
  • M/W

Wabtec Expanding M/W Business

Wabtec Corporation on Nov. 17 reported the addition of Brazil-based Super Metal to its maintenance-of-way (m/w) business. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

  • News

Wabtec Celebrates 10 Years in Fort Worth

In October 2012, Wabtec opened the doors to its one-million-square-foot locomotive plant and 250,000-square-foot mining plant in Fort Worth, Tex. Now, 10 years later, the company has established the site as “one of the premier production facilities for the rail and mining industries.”

The hybrid-electric locomotives, which will be equipped with ZTR-supplied batteries, power electronics and controls, will be built at UP's Little Rock, Ark., facility. (UP photo)

UP, ZTR Partner on Hybrid-Electric Locomotives

Union Pacific Railroad (UP) and ZTR, a locomotive control systems supplier, announced on Oct. 6 a partnership to build hybrid-electric locomotives. The locomotives will be built at UP’s North Little Rock, Ark., facility with the first prototype expected to be delivered in late 2023 and five additional units arriving in 2024.