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Updates from Axion, Trinity, CrossGlobe Group, RuggedCom, Michael Baker Jr., Vossloh and Barix Audio; Also, In Memoriam: Robert Pattison


• Axion International Holdings Inc. has received a purchase order for switch-set crossties from Bay Area Rapid Transit. Axion uses recycled plastic to produce its high-load industrial products.

• Trinity Industries Inc. has appointed Gail Peck treasurer. Previously, Peck was vice president and treasurer for Centex Corp.

• The CrossGlobe Group announced the opening of a new outdoor transfer yard at its warehouse facility in Monson, Mass. The rail-served yard will offer product transfer, outdoor storage and distribution for various commodities, including lumber, wood products, metal and construction material.

• RuggedCom Inc. announced its RuggedSwitch RSG2100 and RS900G products have been certified for rail applications. The certification ensures electromagnetic compatibility among telecommunications equipment.

• Michael Baker Jr. Inc. appointed Vice President David Martin facilities service area manager. He will be responsible for overseeing the activities of the firm’s facilities business.

• During its annual general meeting, Vossloh AG reaffirmed its fiscal-year 2010 sales forecast of an 11 to 15 percent increase and total of more than $1.6 billion. The company also expects a minimum sales increase of 2.5 percent in fiscal-year 2011.

• Barix AG announced that New Jersey Transit has standardized its public-address systems using Barix Audio over IP equipment at all rail and bus stations.

• Robert Pattison, a former vice president at Parsons Brinckerhoff and former president of MTA Long Island Rail Road, died May 12. He was 88. Pattison’s railroad career spanned four decades and included positions in freight- and passenger-rail operation, administration and engineering. He also was a founding member of the U.S. High Speed Rail Association.

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