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Rail News: Railroading Supplier Spotlight
Rail supplier news from WSP, Greenbrier, Bombardier and NRC (Aug. 21)
WSP USA has appointed four employees to leadership roles in its Los Angeles office. They are Victor Martinez as office area manager and Southwest district manager; Cecily Way as office operations manager; Steven Kats as business development manager; and Claudette Moody as southwest district director for policy, strategy and government relations. In their new positions, they will work with regional management teams to deliver projects, support diversification and growth, drive strategic vision and ensure the region meets its financial goals, WSP officials said in a press release. Way was named a Progressive Railroading Rising Star in 2018.
The Greenbrier Cos. Inc. released its inaugural environmental, social and governance report, which outlines the company’s corporate social priorities. The priorities include a commitment to employee health and safety, diversity practices, equal employment opportunities and talent development initiatives; the introduction of sustainable product designs; involvement in trade associations and industry-led safety coalitions; and contributions to communities through charities, Greenbrier officials said in a press release.
Bombardier Transportation signed a $161 million contract with Abellio and Eversholt Rail to maintain East Midlands Railway’s 27 Class 222 diesel-electric multiple unit trains until Dec. 31, 2022. The trains will be maintained at the Derby Etches Park depot in Derby, England, Bombardier officials said in a press release. The new agreement follows Bombardier’s previous role in maintaining the fleet for the former East Midlands Trains franchise.
The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) has announced the availability of scholarships for tuition assistance to children or grandchildren of employees of NRC member companies. This year, three scholarships will be awarded in the amounts of $3,000, $6,000 and $12,000, NRC officials said in a press release. Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time college student at an accredited two- or four-year college, or a recent high school graduate in the process of enrolling into one. The application deadline is Aug. 30.
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