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Vertex Outreach Services, the charitable arm of Vertex Railcar Corporation, has announced its 2017 grant awards to several well deserving organizations in Wilmington and Southeastern NC. This means we will support the organizations listed below with monthly cash donations throughout all of 2017. They are DREAMS which supports as many as 40 students each week at the Houston Moore and Hillcrest campuses, The[...]

From Reuters NEW YORK, March 15 (Reuters) - While crossing a small wooden bridge in northwestern Iowa last Thursday, 20 rail tank cars in a mile-long train transporting ethanol flew off the tracks, sending fireballs into the sky, while thousands of gallons of the biofuel leaked into the creek below. No one was injured, in part because the accident occurred in a sparsely populated area. A similar derailment[...]

From Reuters More than two dozen tank cars hauling ethanol derailed Friday morning in northwestern Iowa, causing some to catch fire and sending an unknown volume of the biofuel into a nearby creek, officials said. There were no reported injuries, according to the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, which is sending a 15-member team to Iowa to investigate. Nearby residents who were asked to evacuate earlier[...]