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By Ashley Morris StarNews Staff Vertex Outreach Services gave NourishNC a $30,724 grant. WILMINGTON -- Vertex Outreach Services, a subsidiary of Vertex Railcar Corp., has awarded NourishNC a $30,724 grant. The grant will sponsor NourishNC’s backpack program for children at Rachel Freeman Elementary and the Dorothy Johnson Pre-K Center. The grant provides healthy food to 65 children every weekend and[...]

From Reuters NEW YORK, Jan 25 (Reuters) - BNSF Railway Co will start offering discounts to ethanol shippers this April if they agree to use new, safer train cars, as it pushes to scrub puncture- prone ones from its rail lines at a faster pace than required by U.S. regulations. The move by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway rail company comes even as ethanol shippers have been slow to embrace the new train[...]

By: Scott Saxton, News Director WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -Vertex Railcar announced Monday that it will increase its workforce by 25 percent over the next six to eight weeks. In a short statement posted to its website, the Wilmington-based company indicated it was not sharing employment statistics anymore for competitive reasons. That policy was not in effect last year when the company had a round of layoffs in May,[...]