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The Greenbrier Cos. Inc. has suspended new rail-car production at its Gunderson manufacturing plant in Portland, Oregon, due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. About 200 workers will be affected by the suspension, company officials said in a press release. Greenbrier is adjusting production and staffing levels in response to current and anticipated levels of new freight-car demand.
Transfesa Logistics has launched a refrigerated express 72-hour rail route to transport essential, hygiene and medical products from Valencia and Murcia, Spain, to London. A lighter rail box car allows around 30 containers per train to be moved, Transfesa officials said in a press release.
Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) is accepting applications to its 2020 undergraduate scholarship program. The association will award three scholarships in the amounts of $7,500, $5,000 and $2,500. Eligible applicants are students employed by a REMSA member company or students with immediate family members employed by a REMSA member company. Applications are due May 29.