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Rail supplier news from PFL, Blume Global, HDR, STV and Hulcher (Dec. 10)

HDR Inc. has promoted Cathy LaFata to transportation equity director.
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PFL Petroleum Services Ltd. has acquired a 50% interest in First Flare and Repair LLC, a mobile rail-car repair, transloading and flaring company with locations in Texas and Ohio. “First Flare & Repair has long been a strategic partner to PFL," Curtis Chandler, president of PFL, in a press release. "The interest purchased in First Flare will enable PFL to truly be a one stop shop for our clients' rail car needs.”

Blume Global has joined the Visibility Council, a coalition of leading supply chain executives committed to accelerating transformation in supply chain. The council works to facilitate discussions around supply chain digital transformation, logistics technology and related topics in a neutral environment.

HDR Inc. has promoted Cathy LaFata to transportation equity director. In her new role, she will expand HDR's equity practice to help clients incorporate equity into projects at every level. LaFata has been practicing environmental justice in the transportation industry since 1994, according to an HDR press release.

STV Inc. has tapped Percival Buxhoeveden as vice president and national signals manager. He will provide project and technical leadership for STV’s signal practice and support the firm’s commitment to grow and expand its signal and train control services with existing and new clients across North America. STV also announced that Jim Morrison joined the firm as VP and engineering chief for tunneling and geotechnical engineering. He will serve as a project lead and senior adviser on projects with geotechnical and tunneling elements.

Hulcher Services Inc. announced that founder Glenn Hulcher died Nov. 23 after a battle with cancer. He was 85. "Glenn was a pioneer, an innovator and our friend and we will miss him daily, but his legacy will live on through the company and those whom he influenced by his enduring commitment to safety, quality and dependability," said Hulcher President Frank Given in a press release.

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