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Rail supplier news from Hexagon, IMC, Curran and Auto Truck Group (Aug. 24)

Under a new U.S./Canada distribution agreement, Hexagon will add sales distribution, technical support, and repair and calibration services for the full line of Amberg Technologies Ltd.'s rail products.
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Hexagon's Geosystems division has signed a U.S./Canada distribution agreement with Amberg Technologies Ltd., a provider of surveying solutions for the rail industry. The expanded partnership is aimed at accelerating the digitalization of the industry by providing easier access to solutions that solve "geospatial and measurement challenges," Hexagon officials said in a press release. Under the new agreement, Hexagon will improve its rail industry offerings in the United States and Canada by adding sales distribution, technical support, and repair and calibration services for the full line of Amberg's rail products. Hexagon provides several branded products and services to the rail industry, including Leica Geosystems' reality capture solutions and SafeLoad clearance solutions.

IMC Cos. has received the "Best in Benefits" award at a recent Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance event. The honor recognizes employees that offer the best benefit plans relative to their peers, IMC officials said in a press release. Using medical plan designs, premiums and contributions from employers in the Benefits Benchmarking Survey, management consulting firm Milliman examined about 430 employers in the Memphis, Tennessee, area. IMC was recognized for being in the top 10 employers evaluated in the mid-south United States.

Curran Group Inc. this year marks its 100th anniversary. The company began as Metropolitan Ice and Coal in Chicago. The company's four subsidiaries comprise Holland in Crete, Illinois; Curran Group and Curran Contracting in Crystal Lake, Illinois; Crossville in Crossville, Tennessee; and Global Finishing Solutions in Osseo, Wisconsin. To mark the occasion, each subsidiary will host events at their headquarters.

Auto Truck Group has named Mike Peterson director of fleet and Matt McGowan, director of account management. Peterson has played a vital role in upgrading and developing the company's account management team over the past two years, Auto Truck Group officials said in a press release. McGowan has worked for the company for nine years and most recently helped integrate Kargo Master into Auto Truck Group. Meanwhile, the company also announced that Sean Otterberg will continue as director of OEM/strategic sales with expanded responsibilities, including overseeing the company's vocational sales team.