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12/3/2007    Supplier Spotlight

Rail News: Mechanical

Updates from TranSystems, Burke-Parsons-Bowlby, Quantum Engineering and Viscount Systems

More developments abound in the rail supply industry:

• TranSystems Corp. announced it acquired Stone Consulting & Design Inc. and Lomarado Group and merged the firms into a TranSystems Passenger Rail and Transit division. Stone Consulting and Lomarado Group provide streetcar planning and design services; Stone Consulting also offers railroad engineering services to short lines and terminal railroads. Stone Consulting founder Harvey Stone will continue to run a Warren, Pa., office along with transit veteran Gary Landrio, who will focus on streetcar engineering. Lomarado Group founder Jim Graebner will head TranSystems' Streetcar Planning Task Force.

• Burke-Parsons-Bowlby Corp. named Michael Collins railroad sales manager-western territory. He will be responsible for developing business for a new Fulton, Ky., treating plant. Collins previously held various treated forest products sales, bridge inspection, and contracted bridge repair and construction, and railway track maintenance sales positions with Kerr-McGee, Osmose, Edward Kraemer & Sons and BNSF Railway Co.

• Quantum Engineering Inc. contracted GPS tracking system and Web-enabled software supplier Global Tracking Communications Inc. to provide wireless modems for Quantum's rail-car end-of-train (EOT) telemetry units. Quantum will use Global Tracking's Globaltrack Web-based mapping and reporting system to enable EOT device users to view location-based information in real time.

• Viscount Systems Inc. announced "one of the largest U.S. rail carriers" is installing the company's MESH™ enterprise system to improve security at key maintenance and administration facilities. Viscount Systems provides telecommunications and electronic door control access systems for security applications.

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