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1/16/2013    



Railroading Supplier Spotlight Article
Rail supplier updates from BNSF Logistics, RailComm, Railinc and Bombardier (Jan. 16)



Railroading Supplier Spotlight
BNSF Logistics L.L.C. has acquired EP-Team Inc., marking the second acquisition by BNSF Logistics in recent days. The acquisition of EP-Team and Albacor Shipping reflect BNSF Logistics' "aggressive" efforts to expand its global project cargo services, company officials said in a prepared statement. EP-Team "perfectly fills one of the few gaps in the BNSF Logistics portfolio," said BNSF Logistics President Ray Greer.

RailComm has been chosen to provide its Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) train control system for Northshore Mining. The the system will have functionality for centralized traffic control through RailComm's web-enabled software-as-a-service delivery method. Northshore Mining will have the ability to dispatch its railroad wherever an Internet connection is available, according to a RailComm press release.

Canadian Pacific Vice President and Chief Information Officer Michael Redeker has been elected to Railinc Corp.'s board. Redeker "brings the vision and IT experience we value as Railinc continuously improves its service to the freight rail industry," said Railinc President and Chief Executive Officer Allen West in a prepared statement. Redeker joined CP in October 2012. He previously served as CIO at ATB Financial and spent 11 years at IBM Canada.

Bombardier Transportation has agreed to provide rail engineering expertise to students and instructors at Kasetsart University in Thailand for the next five years. Bombardier officials will deliver lectures on advanced signaling technology and assist in developing signaling and train control courses. In addition, the company will participate with the university in signaling and train control technology events and support presentation and research efforts, according to a Bombardier press release.

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