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8/16/2010



Rail News: Rail Industry Trends

Updates from CXT/L.B. Foster, Miller Felpax, TPSC and Parsons Brinckerhoff


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• CXT Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of L.B. Foster Co., was awarded a contract from Calgary Transit to supply 14,500 CXT concrete ties and fastening systems for use in the construction of two light-rail line extensions that will expand the system to the northwest and northeast of Calgary. The ties are scheduled to be delivered by November. Also, CXT was awarded a contract by SNC-Lavalin to supply 9,742 ties for use in a five-mile Calgary LRT line extension in western Calgary.

• Miller Felpax Corp. has appointed Dave Fisher vice president of marketing and business development. Fisher has 30 years of experience in technology, manufacturing and transportation companies in a number of senior general management, operations, marketing and sales roles — including rail-industry stints with ZTR Control Systems, BNSF Railway Co. and CAE Railway Technologies.

• Transportation Products Sales Co. (TPSC) has promoted Tammy Bakker to the position of executive vice president of operations. She will provide general management of staff and operations for TPSC, Automated Railroad Maintenance Systems Inc. and Railroad Battery Services Inc.; she’ll also continue to be responsible for inside sales for TPSC.     

• Parsons Brinckerhoff has named Matthew Bieschke a principal consultant in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. Bieschke will lead the firm’s advisory services practice. He has more than 10 years of experience in transportation finance, specializing in developing business planning analytics, financial capacity analyses and strategic advisory services.



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