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CSX Taps Avtec to Outfit Dispatching Centers

February 13th, 2013

Avtec, Inc., announced today that it has entered into a contract with CSX.

Under the multi-year contract, all of the Class I railroad’s main-line dispatching centers will migrate to Avtec’s Scout pure-IP radio console with enterprise management capabilities, the Gilbert, S.C.-based firm said. As a result of the project, CSX will end up with hundreds of console positions controlling more than 1,000 RoIP (Radio over Internet Protocol) radio base stations in 23 states, Washington, D.C., and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec.

Specific terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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Miller Felpax Announces Expansion

February 13th, 2013

Rail supplier Miller Felpax Corp. is investing for growth.

The Winona, Minn.-based company will be adding additional offices, warehousing, and training and “innovation lab” spaces, resulting in a 20% expansion of its facilities there. New positions may be added as well, but that has yet to be determined.

Steady growth throughout the past decade and expectations of significant increases in business going forward are prompting the expansion project, which began about a week ago.

“This investment in infrastructure reflects our confidence that we can keep growing by continuing to offer new products to the railroad industry,” said Steve Blue, Miller Felpax president and CEO, in a written statement.

He added, “This additional infrastructure will support employee efforts to drive sales of current products and invent new solutions to pressing railroad industry needs. That’s not merely a strategy statement but it is what drives everyone here. We are focused on a single goal: net operating profit. We’re giving them more tools to do just that.”

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