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Rail supplier updates from RailWorks, GE, CTC, Axion, Bombardier and DNJ Intermodal (May 22)


RailWorks Corp. has promoted Mark Patterson to president of L. K. Comstock National Transit Inc., and named Nuno Pereira president of  Canadian subsidiary PNR RailWorks Inc. Most recently, Patterson served as vice president of operations and oversaw completion of numerous major transit system projects. He has 30 years of operations management experience in the rail and power industries. Pereira, who is new to the company, has held positions with Walter Construction, GTM Consulting and, most recently, SNC-Lavalin, where he was VP of roads and bridges and VP of the design/build group. He has 20 years of design and construction experience.

GE's Power Conversion business has obtained a contract from Deutsche Bahn-DB Energie GmbH to supply a conversion station at the Lohsa substation in Germany. The new station will use an advanced transformer-less solution on the wayside, together with a direct feed to the catenary from three static frequency converters, GE officials said in a prepared statement. The solution will help provide DB Energie with higher conversion efficiency at a lower cost, they said.

CTC Inc. announced it has begun signal construction projects for OmniTRAX Inc. Under a master services agreement, CTC will complete grade crossing work along the route structure of OmniTRAX-managed railroads, beginning with projects for Chicago Rail Link and Illinois Railway.

Axion International Holdings Inc. announced it received a purchase order from new customer Edmonton Light Rail Transit for ECOTRAX™ ties, which will be used for crossing applications. Edmonton Light Rail Transit is Axion's third customer in Canada.

Bombardier Transportation is a key participant at the Signaling and Telecommunications Asia Conference in Thailand this week. The company plans to present its most advanced mainline and mass transit rail control solutions and services in Asia. Workshops and a technical visit to the Bangkok SkyTrain mass transit system will enable visitors to see Bombardier's communications-based train control system in operation.

DNJ Intermodal Services has announced that it will open a new office in Omaha, Neb., on June 1. Trey Hobbs will serve as operations manager. In addition, DNJ Intermodal Services announced that team member Mason George has been promoted from regional manager to regional vice president for the Midwest. He will oversee management of all Midwest offices, including the new one in Omaha.

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