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Rail News: Sustainability
Rail supplier news from AngelTrax, Road & Rail, RSI and Vertex (Aug. 9)
AngelTrax has relocated all operations into a renovated 40,000-square-foot facility, which will serve as the new headquarters for the company's expanded corporate offices, as well as its manufacturing, inventory and distribution centers. The expansion follows the debut of the new Vulcan™ Series high-definition cameras, IP cameras and DVRs, which were launched in the first quarter. With increasing demand for Vulcan Series systems, AngelTrax needed room to accommodate current and future growth, said President and Chief Executive Officer Richie Howard.
Road & Rail Services Inc. has received the Association of American Railroads' automotive quality excellence award for its efforts at a site in Talladega, Alabama. The company was recognized for the highest quality review score for origin facilities for the period covering June 2016 to May 2017. The AAR gives out only one such award each year, Road & Rail officials said in a press release. This marks the third time that Road & Rail has received the honor.
The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) has announced its scholarship winners. The six selected students will receive between $2,500 and $5,000 each, for a combined total of $27,500 in scholarship funds. The recipients and their company affiliations are Anakaren Cervantes Contreras, Greenbrier Mexico; Mikayla Rae Garrels, BNSF Railway Co.; Jennifer Hennig, Union Tank Car Co.; Jacob Elliot Hohlfelder, Miner Enterprises; Ashton Mesinger, Wabtec Corp.; Olivia Johanna Niosi, The Greenbrier Cos. This year, RSI received more than 50 scholarship applications, said RSI President Tom Simpson in a press release.
Vertex Railcar Corp. has hired Barry Waters as regional sales manager to oversee sales and leasing activity in the Southeast United States. He previously served as vice president of leasing for Atlantic and Western Railway for more than 15 years. Most recently, Waters served as vice president of sales for a rail-car supplier.
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