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Rail News: Railroading Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier updates from CTC, Rail Logix, Hanson, Rocky Mountaineer and Danella (Sept. 17)
Communications and signaling engineering firm CTC Inc. earlier this month moved into its new corporate headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. Located off Interstate 820 and Camp Bowie West, the new headquarters features 12,000 square feet of office and warehouse space, including an engineering lab and an onsite wiring and electrical shop.
Rail Logix and Superior Silica Sands marked the inaugural month of the "Mega Centre" sand translating facility in Elmendorf, Texas. The new facility will serve the demand for Northern White silica sand as proppant for the oil and gas industry in the Eagle Ford shale play. Arrow Material Services was selected to serve as operator of the facility, which has access to Union Pacific Railroad, BNSF Railway Co. and CN lines. The facility initially opens with track capacity for 135 rail-cars and two flat storage buildings that can carry the four primary proppant types.
Hanson Professional Services Inc. opened an office in Miami and hired Jeff Easley as vice president to provide recruitment, business development and project management services for clients in that city and South Florida. Before joining the firm, Easley was vice president of a national engineering firm in Miami, where he provided similar services. He has almost 30 years of experience in project management, transportation planning, traffic engineering and traffic design.
Luxury train operator Rocky Mountaineer named Monique Gomel vice president of global marketing and communications. She'll help pilot a shift in the company's strategic approach, which will allow the railroad to continue to move toward aggressive global growth goals, company officials said in a press release.
Danella Rental Systems Inc. has named Steve Bolte vice president of business development, North America. A former publisher of Progressive Railroading, Bolte most recently served as senior director of North American sales for Harsco Rail.
[Editor's note: This story was changed after its initial posting.]
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