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One of Vertex Outreach Services recipients, the National Center for Outdoor and Adventure Education program, is going with 10 local kids on a backcountry trip to Alaska on June 29. Some local kids who have had trouble finding a place to live will soon call the great outdoors home when they embark on a three-week adventure in Alaska. Ten high school students whose families struggle with chronic homelessness[...]

Written by Stuart Chirls, Senior Editor Vertex Railcar Corp. has officially launched its updated website, at www.vertexrail.com . The site adds additional features including a category of specialty cars, videos of special unload designs, and new pictures. The site launch complements the new 500,000-square-foot manufacturing facility on 68 acres operated by Vertex in Wilmington, N.C., which has the capacity[...]

Written by Stuart Chirls, Senior Editor Israel Morelos has joined Vertex Railcar Corp. as Director of Quality Assuranceannounced in the carbuilder’s Wilmington , N.C., office . Morelos previously worked in international manufacturing, including the railcar and oil industries, with the Greenbrier Cos. and Valeo. Vertex also announced a Tank Car Upgrade program, TU1. By 2023, all traditional[...]

Written by Stuart Chirls, Senior Editor Vertex Railcar Corp. said it has received an order for more than 130 2,480-cubic foot open top aggregate hoppers with automatic bottom gates and 60 degree slope sheets. The Wilmington, N.C.-based manufacturer said the sample car had its successful introduction and inspection by the end user and lessor customer representatives June 12. Vertex did not identify the[...]