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Rail supplier news from Greenbrier, Vossloh, Road and Rail, Alstom and Strato (Aug. 30)
The Greenbrier Cos. Inc. promoted Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Lorie Tekorius to president and COO. Tekorius will lead Greenbrier's strategic planning; its wheels, repair and parts business unit; and its accounting, finance, human resources and global corporate health, safety and security functions. She will continue to chair Greenbrier's executive management committee, composed of its senior management team, Greenbrier officials said in a press release. Tekorius has been with Greenbrier for 24 years in various operating and financial capacities. Prior to her appointment as COO, she served as chief financial officer.
Vossloh Tie Technologies opened a rail products manufacturing facility in Monte Lake, British Columbia, to produce prestressed concrete rail ties for the Canadian market. The facility is designed to produce 100,000 to 350,000 concrete ties annually, and expands the company’s production capacity for Canadian industrial and transit-rail customers nationwide, Vossloh officials said in a press release. Vossloh also installed a spur track that links the facility directly to a primary rail line.
Road and Rail Services Inc. received the 2019 Plant Processor of the Year Performance Excellence Award from the American Honda Motor Corp. of North America for the seventh consecutive year. Road and Rail Services’ team in Lincoln, Alabama, were recognized for “outstanding quality, processing and service,” Road and Rail Services officials said in a press release.
Alstom has delivered five Coradia Polyvalent trains to SNCF, France's national railway. The trains are the first of SNCF’s 17-train order, which will run on the Leman Express in December, Alstom officials said in a press release. The Leman Express is a planned cross-board commuter rail network between Switzerland and France.
Strato Inc. was listed as one of the top privately held companies in New Jersey by NJBIZ. Based on annual revenue for the past two years, Strato was listed as No. 82 of 250 companies. In 2016, Strato was listed as No. 179, Strato officials said in a press release.
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