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Supplier news from Intramotev, ALCEA and WVCO (April 25)

Willamette Valley Co. Railroad Solutions is marking 25 years in business.
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Intramotev, a builder of autonomous zero-emissions rail solutions, announced a partnership with Carmeuse Americas to deploy the TugVolt technology at a mining site in Cedarville, Michigan. With support from the Michigan Mobility Funding Program, Intramotev will deploy three TugVolt battery electric rail cars at the siteto support a new railway that will carry one six-car train of ore per hour. The deployment is estimated to eliminate up to 55,000 gallons of diesel consumption and 617 tons of vehicle-level CO2 emissions, according to an Intramotive news release.

ALCEA, formerly known as ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions-Critical Infrastructure, announced an agreement with Houston-based LRG Inc., an independent regional manufacturer’s representative company serving the electronic security and access control industry. "LRG Inc. will be a key partner to bring our vision of ensuring that life goes on and customers’ operations are kept uninterrupted,” said Jerry Burhans, managing director of ALCEA, in a news release.

Willamette Valley Co. (WVCO) Railroad Solutions, manufacturer of SpikeFast, is marking 25 years of service to the railway industry. SpikeFast is a remediation product for wood and composite ties that holds gauge, seals wood and prevents rot, and stops spike kill. SpikeFast was introduced to the industry in 1999 and has been the company's best-selling product since, WVCO officials said in a press release. After the product's launch, WVCO added to the SpikeFast line, development products and equipment for concrete ties, rail cars, light rail, structures and dispensers.

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