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  • General Kinematics Expands Sales Department

    August 5, 2010

    General Kinematics recently added two new positions in its domestic sales organization. Richard Reeves was named General Kinematics' industry manager for the company's Recycling Division, and Richard Kempf was appointed North American sales manager to lead new equipment sales efforts in the U.S....

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  • Jervis B. Webb Co. Names Scott Bethke Director of Bulk Handling Systems Sales

    August 5, 2010

    Jervis B. Webb Company – a subsidiary of Daifuku Co., Ltd., and leading provider of material handling solutions, has named Scott Bethke as director of bulk handling systems sales. In this role, he is responsible for promoting and growing Webb’s bulk material handling business. Bethke...

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  • Underwood Joins Hoover Materials Handling Group

    August 3, 2010

    Hoover Materials Handling Group has named William (Bill) Underwood as sales manager for the Western U.S. region. Underwood is a graduate of Northwestern College and began working for Hoover in 1991. In 2003, Hoover decided to split the company in an agreement to sell off the poly drum and...

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  • AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic Maintains Steady Pace

    August 2, 2010

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reports that rail traffic continues to maintain a steady pace with U.S. railroads originating 286,854 carloads for the week ending July 24, 2010, up 4.7 percent compared with the same week in 2009, but down 13.5 percent from pre-recession levels in 2008....

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  • U.S. House of Representatives Honors Freight Rail Industry's Economic Contributions

    August 2, 2010

    The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously voted July 27, 2010 in support of a resolution honoring America’s freight railroad industry and its employees.  “Freight rail has played a critical role in the economic development of the United States and has helped to build cities...

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  • AAR Reports Carload Declines, Intermodal Gains in Weekly Rail Traffic

    July 16, 2010

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported a decline in rail traffic for the week ending July 10, 2010, with U.S. railroads originating 252,963 carloads, down 3.5 percent compared with the same week in 2009 and down 20.8 percent from 2008. The July 4 Independence Day holiday did not...

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  • AAR Lauds Senators Rockefeller, Voinovich Carbon Capture & Storage Deployment Bill

    July 16, 2010

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has announced support for the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Deployment Act of 2010 (S. 3591) introduced by senators John D. Rockefeller IV (D-WV) and George V. Voinovich (R-OH). Coal is the single largest customer segment for the nation’s freight...

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  • AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic Tops Comparable 2008, 2009 Weeks

    July 12, 2010

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported that rail traffic for the week ending July 3, 2010 topped comparison weeks from both 2008 and 2009. Carloads were up 18.8 percent, at 286,777 cars, from the comparable week in 2009 and up 0.4 percent from the same week in 2008. Comparison weeks...

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  • Columbia Machine Announces New Load Transfer Product Manager

    July 1, 2010

    Columbia Machine has announced that Shawn McTimpeny has been named load transfer station product manager. Along with his two years of project management experience at Columbia Machine, McTimpeny brings a successful track record of sales and product management experience from the packaging industry...

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  • AAR Reports Rail Intermodal Volume Reaches Highest Level Since November 2008

    June 25, 2010

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported that intermodal volume on U.S. freight railroads for the week ended June 19, 2010, reached its highest level since the 45th week of 2008. Intermodal traffic totaled 227,985 trailers and containers, up 21.2 percent from last year but down .2...

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