REMSA Recap Railroad Day 2016
Twenty Two REMSA Companies Attend Railroad Day on the Hill
Washington, DC – On March 3, 2016, the Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) joined its industry peers at the annual Railroad Day on the Hill in Washington, D.C. Twenty-two REMSA member companies participated in the event, representing a sizable uptick over last year.
In 2015, REMSA announced the launch of its Grassroots Program, which seeks to connect rail suppliers to their federal representatives in their home districts. The program held six events last year and, of the REMSA members that held events last year, four turned out for this year’s Railroad Day.
“We are thrilled to see the excitement from our members for our Grassroots Program,” said Sean Winkler, Grassroots Coordinator, REMSA. “We will continue to share the American manufacturing and small business success story that is the rail supply industry to decision makers in Washington.”
Mark Snailham, Balfour Beatty Rail and John Rimmasch, Wasatch Railcar Repair Contractors
Railroad Day on the Hill is the rail industry’s annual Congressional advocacy effort, featuring representatives from over 400 railroads, rail contractors, and rail suppliers. The event is coordinated jointly by the American Association of Railroads (AAR), the American Short Line and Regional Rail Association (ASLRRA), the Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) and others.
REMSA is a non-profit membership-based organization located in Washington, D.C. that represents and promotes companies and individuals who manufacture or sell products and/or services in the railroad maintenance of way (MOW) industry. REMSA represents more than 340 rail suppliers, engineers, contractors, and consultants. The $5 billion MOW industry supports over 35,000 jobs nationwide. www.remsa.org.