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  • AAR Reports Moderate Gains in Weekly Freight Rail Traffic

    August 13, 2010

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported only moderate gains in rail traffic for the week ending Aug. 7, 2010. U.S. railroads originated 284,507 carloads for the week, up 3.5 percent compared with the same week in 2009, but down 13 percent from the same week in 2008. In order to offer a...

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  • AAR Lauds Senate Freight Rail Infrastructure Capacity Expansion Act of 2010

    August 10, 2010

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has praised the introduction of the Freight Rail Infrastructure Capacity Expansion Act of 2010 (S.3749) by Senators Kent Conrad (D-ND) and John Ensign (R-NV). This bipartisan measure is aimed at encouraging private capital investments that can generate...

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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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  • AAR Reports Weekly Freight Rail Traffic Sets Record for 2010

    August 5, 2010

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reports that for the week ending July 31, 2010, U.S. railroads reported the highest traffic levels of 2010 for both carload and intermodal traffic. U.S. railroads originated 300,292 carloads for the week, up 9.4 percent compared with the same week in 2009...

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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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  • 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 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 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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