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Rail Supplier updates from Bombardier, MERMEC, Auto Truck, Jamaica Bearings and ARI (June 2)


Bombardier Transportation obtained a $107 million order to supply 40 additional FLEXITY 2 trams to the Flemish transport operator De Lijn for the cities of Ghent and Antwerp, Belgium. The order was part of an initial contract signed in September 2012. The order increases FLEXITY 2 trams in De Lijn's fleet to 88.

West Japan Railway Co. selected MERMEC to supply three "V-Cube" track inspection systems for the Sanyo Shinkansen high-speed rail line between Osaka and Hakata, Japan. MERMEC also will supply three fishplate inspection systems that are designed to identify and evaluate defects such as cracks in ties, conditions of fasteners, missing bolts, corrosion and others, according to a MERMEC press release.

Auto Truck Group named Kimberly Brooks a manager of national accounts. In her new role, Brooks will oversee sales in the company's southeast region and help lead the growth of company relationships with truck equipment dealers, Auto Truck officials said in a press release. Prior to joining Auto Truck, Brooks worked in management at Ryder Transportation Inc.

Jamaica Bearings Co. was named the 2015 Region 2 Small Business Subcontractor of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Federal contractor UTC Aerospace Systems nominated the company for the award.

ARI earned a 2015 100 Award from International Data Group's CIO magazine. The company earned the award for an updated version of its ARI Driver Excellence program, which includes in-house development of online driver training modules, as well as real-time data transparency of driver behavior for fleets in North America and the United Kingdom.

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