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Rail News: Railroading Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from Herzog, CAI, HNTB, Stahl Recruiting, HEPACO and LRW (March 1)
Herzog completed Nebraska Central Railroad Co. (NCRC) interoperability lab and field testing for positive train control (PTC) in November 2018. As a result, NCRC can now run PTC-active trains on Class I territory. Herzog will provide PTC operations support and will be NCRC’s service provider, company officials said in a press release.
CAI International Inc., a transportation finance and logistics company, has entered into an agreement to sell 30 percent of its rail-car fleet (2,146 cars) for $200 million. The sale of 1,946 rail cars was completed Feb. 26 for approximately $7 million. The remaining 200 cars are being manufactured and the sale of those units is expected to be completed in second-quarter 2019.
HNTB has hired Shant Paklaian as construction manager. Paklaian has 12 years of transit and rail experience managing and providing technical and engineering support for construction projects. He has worked with the Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago Department of Aviation, Chicago Department of Transportation and Illinois Tollway, all of which HNTB has served.
Stahl Recruiting has updated its website to highlight its rail-focused services, as the firm continues to grow in the rail recruitment market. Stahl Recruiting is a caters to employers seeking employees serving in mid-management to C-level roles.
HEPACO, a provider of environmental and emergency response services, has named former Clean Harbors executive Scott Metzger to fill the newly created role of president and chief operating officer. Metzger has nearly 30 years of operational management experience in environmental services. He is a former president and current board member at the Spill Control Association of America.
The League of Railway Women (LRW) will hold a panel discussion with top women executives at the Association of American Railroads in Washington, D.C., on March 20. The discussion will revolve around current issues in the rail industry as well as reflections on the panelists’ career paths. To register, visit railwaywomen.org.
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