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U.S. Rep. Carter tours SENSR plant in Texas

U.S. Rep. John Carter (left) with SENSR President Walter Bleser II.
Photo – NRC


U.S. Rep. John Carter (R-Texas) on Tuesday toured SENSR Monitoring Technologies LLC's facility in Georgetown, Texas.

SENSR President Walter Bleser II led Carter through the company's operations and explained how the company contributes to maintaining U.S. rail infrastructure, according to a press release issued by the National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC), of which SENSR is a member.

SENSR develops solutions for monitoring safety and stability of critical structures, such as rail and highway bridges.

"Both railroad and highway infrastructure are vital to our nation's economy, moving billions of travelers and billions of dollars of goods each year, so it's important that our nation's bridges are safe," said Bleser. "For nearly five years, SENSR has worked continuously to assist railroads and departments of transportation with monitoring technology necessary to ensure these bridges are as safe to cross as the day they opened to traffic."

As part of the tour, Bleser demonstrated how SENSRsi works and explained a recent incident in which the technology detected two barge strikes to a bridge across the Mississippi River.

Also attending the tour were Corry Schiermeyer, Carter's communications director; Anthony Triola, a field representative for Carter's office; SENSR Executive Chairman Christopher Aadnesen; SENSR Chairman Wiggie Shell; SENSR Chief Technology Officer Leslie Davis; SENSR Board Member Greg Grissom; Lindsey Collins, NRC vice president of grassroots advocacy; Michaela Dollar, Georgetown's director of economic development; Ariel Traub, district representative of Texas State Sen. Charles Schwertner; Georgetown Chamber of Commerce President Karen Sheldon; and Union Pacific Railroad Director of Public Affairs Dan Harbeke.

Contact Progressive Railroading editorial staff.

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