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1901 to 2014*****113 Years Service to Freight Car Maintenance Professionals

 

Presidents Corner

Dear Freight Car Maintenance Professional 

 

The Mechanical Association Railcar Technical Services held our annual technical conference this year at the at the Indianapolis Convention Center on September 29 to October 1, 2013. As usual, our educational sessions were held in conjunction with other associations who operate as the Coordinated Committee of Mechanical Associations.

 

This year’s conference was one of or most exciting in quite a while with a full agenda of current issues critical to every railcar maintenance professional, presented by those among us who are on the leading edge of today’s technology and regulations. Many of you had the opportunity to meet and share your thoughts with your associates from all segments of the rail car maintenance arena both from the United States and Canada. 

 

In addition to the outstanding presentations, leading industry vendors provided indoor exhibits and displays, which contained examples of their latest technology and were staffed with knowledgeable personnel who answered all of your inquires regarding their products.  

 

Our Association exists to provide you, our members, with a solid knowledge and understanding of railcar maintenance. This continuing mission is only possible with your support through your membership and your participation in our annual technical conference.

 

If you would like to ask us a question regarding our organization, its mission or activities, please contact us by Email. We will answer you right away. Also, if you would like to review our 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008,, 2009,  2010, 2011, 2012 or 2013 conference presentations, click on the "Archive" selection at the top or bottom of this page and select the conference of your choice. 

 

As your President for the upcoming year of 2014, I would like to thank you for your continued participation and membership with the Mechanical Association Railcar Technical Services. We look forward to your continued membership.

 

Dennis Weed

 

President, 2012 - 2014

Mechanical Association Railcar Technical Services 

 

More information via mail or phone can be obtained regarding the Mechanical Association Railcar Technical Services (MARTS) by contacting John Robertson, Secretary /treasurer, 2146 Windsor Ave. S.W., Roanoke, Virginia 24015. Phone 540-343-8991, Fax 540-343-2410, or E-mail at j.w.robertson@cox.net .  Copyright 2013 by Mechanical Association Railcar Technical Services. last revision 1/2/2013. For further information via e-mail regarding the Mechanical Association Railcar Technical Services (MARTS) Web site, contact: j.w.robertson@cox.net . Web design by Virginia Rail Solutions., LLC, Roanoke, VA.