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Rail supplier news from Bombardier, Alstom, DSC Logistics and R&R (Jan. 13)


Bombardier Transportation recently won a Good Design™Award for its Innovia Monorail 300 driverless transit system. Founded in 1950, the Chicago Athenaem: Museum of Architecture and Design's award recognizes quality design based on form, function and aesthetic standards. Bombardier is currently delivering two Innovia Monorail 300 systems: one in Saudi Arabia that will be the primary transportation mode for the new King Abdullah Financial District, and one in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Alstom recently delivered the last of the 15 Metropolis trains to Empresa de Trens Urbanos de Porto Alegre in southern Brazil. The trains were part of a contract signed in 2012.

Kevin Glynn has joined DSC Logistics as vice president and chief information officer. Glynn has more than 15 years of experience in strategy development and the implementation of custom ERP and related software applications. He previously served as CIO for A.M. Castle & Co, IRON Solutions Inc. and Case New Holland. Glynn also was VP at Oracle Corp., serving in positions based in the United States, Europe and Latin America.

Rod Swift, formerly of Swift Railroad Contractors Corp., has joined R&R Contracting as a senior partner. He has decades of experience in production work with customers such as OmniTRAX Inc., CN, Canadian Pacific, VIA Rail Canada Inc., Ontario Northland Railway and Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Along with his technical and mechanical experience, he will use his knowledge to expand R&R’s capabilities with tie and rail gangs and other production work, and to expand the company's U.S. footprint, according to a R&R Contracting press release.

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