Vertex Railcar Corporation has begun extending offers to a number of welders and other shop personnel. Now that the long awaited government regulations have been released earliet this month, Vertex is now moving forward aggressively with our plans for the Wilmington facility. Our first and foremost objective is obtaining AAR Certification of our facility. These initial hires, all of whom are considered by Vertex[...]
The final spec for the now-official DOT-117 (TC-117 in Canada) non-pressurized tank car adopts the most demanding of the technical requirements first offered for comment in the notice of rulemaking: jacketed and thermally insulated shells of 9/16-inch steel, full-height half-inch-thick head shields, sturdier, re-closeable pressure relief valves and rollover protection for top fittings.