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Rail supplier news from IMC, RailcarRx, Bombardier, HNTB and REMSA (June 19)


IMC Cos. earlier this month opened a 110,000-square-foot warehouse facility in La Porte, Texas, through its Gulf Intermodal Services arm. The facility provides ancillary services including covered flatbed loading and unloading. The expansion is part of the company's goal of growing its scope and addressing client needs, IMC officials said in a press release.

Freedom Railcar Solutions will use RailcarRx's Railcar Repair Shop Management System to manage mobile railcar inspection and repair operations. The cloud-based software is aimed at increasing facility throughput, RailcarRx officials said in a press release. It allows users to streamline processes, systematize the management of labor and materials and provide greater transparency to other customers through its customer portal.

Bombardier Transportation established a new Group Media Relations department to provide national and international media representatives with current information on the company's activities. Immo von Fallois, who previously served as director of public relations for the central and eastern European region, will head the new department. He'll report to Cecile Vion-Lanctuit, vice president of communications.

HNTB Corp. hired Mark Huffer as its Kansas City, Mo., transit practice leader. He will engage in business development and lead various rail and bus projects throughout the country. He previously served as general manager and chief executive officer of the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority. Prior to that, he worked at the Bi-State Development Agency in St. Louis, where he had responsibility for start-up planning for the region's first light-rail line system.

The deadline to submit applications for the Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) scholarship program is July 3. Applicants must be a full- or part-time employee of a REMSA member company; or the spouse, child or grandchild of a current full-time employee of a REMSA member company. The association is offering one $7,500 scholarship, in addition to one $5,000 runner-up scholarship and five individual scholarships at $2,500 each. REMSA is also offering a $5,000 graduate student scholarship. Further details can be found on REMSA's website.

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