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Mecforwith UTV and Creates Innovates In an effort to maintain productivity while improving safety, the UTV was designed to provide railway transportation to workers as well as carry the tools needed for track maintenance over long distances. 36 Interchange | Fall / Automne 2013 North American Demand In September 2009, representatives from Chicoutimi, QC-based heavy equipment manufacturer, Mecfor Inc., travelled to meet with clients from ArcelorMittal for what was intended as a routine visit between business partners. Or so they thought. ArcelorMittal's people brought a brand new idea into the fold. The mining company introduced its need for a custom-made vehicle that could facilitate better rail maintenance of its particular mining operations and asked Mecfor's people if it could be built. Mecfor quickly assigned a team of engineers to the requested project, and one month later, the pen was put to paper and an order was placed for the first model of the Utility Track Vehicle (the "UTV"), a product that has modernized railway maintenance in remote regions across Quebec.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Interchange - Fall 2013

President’s Message
Railway Legislation Passes, Regulations to Follow
Railways Support TSB Call for In-Cab Video and Voice if Integrated into SMS
A Fresh Look for GO Transit
Trespassing Seen as Biggest Threat to Rail Safety
Mecfor Innovates with UTV and Creates North American Demand
CN Recognized for Climate Change Transparency with CDP Leadership Position
CN a Transportation Industry Sustainability Leader
GO Transit Receives Outstanding Achievement Award
Update on Railways in Canada
A & B Rail Services
Index to Advertisers

Interchange - Fall 2013