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For more information about Next Generation Rail Supply Chain

Dave Stieren
(301) 975-3197


Clarion Rail Forum Details

October 24, 2012
7:00am-5:30pm EST
Clarion University
Clarion, PA

Attendees: 200
Partners: NIST, MEP, DOC, FRA,




About the Event

The Next Generation Rail Supply Chain Connectivity forum was held in Clarion University in Clarion, Pa with 200 attendees. More than 140 were manufacturers who participated in speed networking with large rail equipment manufacturers such as GE Transportation, Siemens, ElectroMotive, Nippon Sharyo and others. The event featured remarks and rousing support for manufacturers in America from Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson and information from Chief Rolling Stock, Kevin Kesler and Senior Attorney, Linda Martin, of the Federal Railroad Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The event was hosted by the Northwest Industrial Resource Center and Northwest & North Central Partners for Regional Economic Performance (PREP).


Participating OEM's and Panelist

Brookville Equipment Corporation – Ben Crana,

Electro-Motive Diesels – Justin Lee,

Faiveley Transport – Mark Kaidy,

GE Transportation – Justin Downs,

Nippon Sharyo North America – Ken Kuriyama,

Siemens – Steve Morrison,

WABTEC – John Fink,


This Forum represents an opportunity for manufacturers with capabilities that are potentially relevant to next generation rail to grow and diversify into this exciting emerging market