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Rail News: Railroading Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Allied Track Services, Alstom, McMillen Jacobs, Encore Rail, Pettibone and Clarendon (May 29)
Allied Track Services and Tron Construction and Mining formed a joint venture to provide full-service railroad, industrial and civil construction service to Canada's rail industry. Tron-Allied JV will offer increased training, employment and economic opportunities for indigenous people in Canada, according to a joint press release. Tron is a First Nations-owned company and has a working partnership with other First Nation entities.
Alstom has delivered the first train of 30 destined for automatic circulation on the Lyon Metro in France. The train will start dynamic night-time tests on the Lyon network at the end of May, according to an Alstom press release. In a separate announcement, Alstom officials said they have entered into a contract to supply 27 fuel cell trains to RMV’s subsidiary fahma by 2022.
McMillen Jacobs Associates hired Thomas O’Dwyer as a principal. He will be the practice leader for tunnel ventilation and fire and life safety. O’Dwyer will lead tunnel ventilation design and analysis, as well as rehabilitation, upgrade and construction projects. O’Dwyer has 27 years of experience in design and analysis of transit and rail tunnel ventilation systems, tunnel inspection, computer model programming, computational fluid dynamics, subway environment simulation, HVAC design and construction management, according to a McMillen press release.
Encore Rail Systems Inc. announced EnduraPlug™ as the name of its tie plugging compound, which has been used in the field for decades without an official name, according to an Encore press release.
Pettibone LLC and Mecalac partnered to provide sales and service support in North America for the Mecalac 8MCR Rail-Road, a compact crawler excavator built with factory-installed hi-rails for railway maintenance and service work.
Clarendon Group hired John Larkin as an operating partner. Larkin joins Clarendon Capital from Stifel. He most recently served as managing director of the Stifel transportation and logistics investment banking team. Prior to that, he led the company’s transporting and logic’s research department for 17 years. Previously, Larkin also served as chief executive officer of RailWorks Corp., and assistant vice president of planning and analysis at CSX.
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