News and Information
Loram is a leader in innovation and maintenance. We are often recognized for the achievements of the Loram staff and for our exemplary project work, therefore, from time to time we will be adding articles and information to this "News and Information" page.
The former Loram Maintenance of Way President passed away on January 23.
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For the first time ever, Loram raises over $100,000 during its 2012 United Way campaign.
Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. is once again a proud co sponsor of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train event in conjunction with the City of Loretto, Minnesota. The focus of this event is to raise awareness, food, and monetary donations
Join us at the 2012 AREMA Annual Conference & Exposition September 16 18 in Chicago, Illinois. Visit us at booth #107 in the Hilton Chicago Northwest Exhibit Hall. Since 1954, Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. has been providing railroad
Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. is proud to support Minneapolis high school students at Patrick Henry High School for the 10,000 Lakes Regional Finals at the U of M. Patrick Henry's FIRST Team 2500 "Herobotics", its Engineering Robotics team, competed at the Lake
Loram Maintenance of Way will be exhibiting at the Progressive Railroading MOW Virtual Tradeshow March 28, 2012. Visit us at the only virtual tradeshow event for the maintenance of way market. One day will give you the education and industry
Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. is pleased to announce its OEM group achieved a significant safety milestone by working a full one year without a Lost Time Injury. During this time, Loram built several new machines including the new RGS Specialty Rail
Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Annette Setterlund to the position of Vice President and Officer of Loram Maintenance of Way, effective June 30, 2011. Loram recently unveiled it's new Mission and Vision statements,
Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. won a Gold Award in the 2011 NRC RTS Contractors Safety Award Contest. This is a national contest that is co sponsored by the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association, and the Railway Track and Structures Magazine.
Loram Maintenance of Way's high production rail grinders and newest specialty rail grinder are featured in the December 2011 Railway Age Article "Efficiency Under Contract". Check out the article here http www.nxtbook.com nxtbooks sb ra1211 # 28. For more information on
Loram is a proud co sponsor of the Canadian Pacific Holiday train event in conjunction with the City of Loretto. The focus of this event is to raise awareness, food and money for local food banks. Loram is proud to announce
Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. is nearing the end of its 2011 United Way campaign. Participation has been a great success with over $90,000 raised and counting to strenghten the community. Several events have taken place to raise money, including the annual Loram Silent
BENSENVILLE, IL HAMEL, MN – September 18, 2011 The executive teams of Loram Maintenance of Way Inc. ("Loram") and Tranergy Corporation ("Tranergy") today announced a definitive agreement for Loram to acquire all assets of Tranergy. “Loram’s vision is to be
Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. is excited to be featured in the Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper on the second day of the largest industry conference, the Railway Interchange 2011. See the article here http www.startribune.com business 129997928.html?page=all&prepage=1&c=y#continue
Visit Loram at the convention center at booth #2701 and at Humboldt Yard 116 125 at the Railway Interchange 2011 in our hometown, Minneapolis, MN. Loram will be featuring some of its newest equipment at the event, September 18 21st.
Join us at the Railway Interchange 2011 September 18 21 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It's a Railway industry first with the largest combined railway tradeshows and technical conferences in North America. Exhibits from all areas of the railway industry including communications & signals,
Congratulations to the Dunwoody College of Technology students Karen Hokenson, Dana Jo McKinnon, and Abdul Young El. All are winners of the 2011 Loram Maintenance of Way Scholarship. The scholarship is open to Dunwoody students pursuing degrees in technical education in
Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. is proud to announce the unveiling of its latest Next Generation Grinders, the RG400 Series Production Rail Grinder, RG404 and its specialty rail grinder, RGS1. Loram welcomed Chris Macewicz and Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. is proud to announce its Shoulder Ballast Cleaning Department has achieved 1 year of no lost time injuries. Congratulations to the Ballast Cleaning Business Unit of our Fleet Operations Department. As of April 13th, 2011,
India Railway held a ribbon cutting ceremony on March 21, 2011 to celebrate the commissioning of a Loram high production rail grinder. The rail grinder is the first of two machines purchased by India Rail the second rail grinder is
Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. announced Wednesday, March 16th that it will match any employee contributions made to the Japan Tsunami Relief Fund. Donations can be made through the Salvation Army online, by phone, by mail, or by text Donate online at
Loram's Women's Initiative Network (WIN) is a grass roots organization established in 2011 by a group of Loram employees on a voluntary basis that supports Loram's vision of global leadership by recruiting, retaining, and developing talented and engaged employees. Research
Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has received the NRC RTS 2010 Contractor Gold Safety Award. Loram was recognized at the annual NRC Conference in Fort Lauderdale, FL the first week of January. This national award
Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. is a proud member of The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) which held its annual conference
Loram Maintenance of Inc. is once again a proud co sponsor of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train event in conjunction with the City of Loretto, Minnesota. The focus of this event is to raise awareness, food, and monetary donations for local food banks.
Thank You and Congratulations to those that participated in the Loram United Way Campaign Our campaign has 2 stories First, because of some generous employees at Loram we raised $94,029 to strengthen our community, which exceeded our $92,000 goal.
Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. is excited to announce its second of the RG400 Series Production Rail Grinders, RG402 will be working on BNSF Railway starting in the Panhandle Subdivision near Wellington, Kansas and working west across the Southern Transcon. Check
Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. is proud to announce the second employee contribution in the month of September to the United Way. The annual Loram Employee Silent Auction for the United Way raised $4,633, in addition to the first auction total of $1,820.
Railway Track and Structures magazine features a story on BART in its September 2010 edition. The article describes how BART became one of the quietest rail systems in the nation by utilizing two Loram rail grinders and three wheel lathes. See how rail grinding
Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. is proud to announce another great employee contribution to the United Way. The annual Loram Employee Silent Auction for the United Way raised $1,820 this year. Winners this year will enjoy Minnesota Timberwolves, Vikings, and Wild
Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. is featured in the August 2010 edition of Railway Age in the article "Pushing the Productivity Envelope". The article highlights the high performance of Loram's RG400 Series Production Rail Grinder and the new 24 Stone Specialty "Gap" Grinder. To read
This summer Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. provided its interns an opportunity to network with other employees and raise money for the United Way by taking part in "The Intern Challenge". Interns were split into two teams (see below) and competed to create a
Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. is featured in the August 2010 edition of Railway Track and Structures (RT&S) in the article "Boosting Ballast". Loram's growing fleet of High Performance Shoulder Ballast Cleaners and Railvac Excavators are in hot demand, as ballast
As part of a longstanding tradition and in appreciation of Loram's employees, Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. will be hosting its Annual Employee Family Picnic on Saturday, August 7th. This year's picnic will be held at Three Rivers Park District
Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. is excited to announce its 18th Annual Employee Fishing Contest is underway The contest is open to all employees and their families of Loram. Winning entries will be determined by fish length to encourage catch
Loram's new RG400 Series, Production Rail Grinder is featured in the May 2010 edition of Progressive Railroading. Check out the article and pictures here. Since 1954, Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. has been providing railroad maintenance equipment and services that
As of April 27, 2010, Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. is excited to annouce that Loram and the China Ministry of Railways have reached an agreement for Loram to build five new shoulder ballast cleaners for the Railway. The shoulder ballast cleaners will be
Loram's Raptor Rail Train is featured in the April 2010 edition of Railway Track and Structures magazine. Built for safety and performance, the Raptor rail handling system reduces operating and manpower costs. The result More rail picked up in less
Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. is pleased to announce that its manufacturing group has won the Minnesota Governors Safety Award for 2009. This is an award that Loram has now achieved in thirteen of the last fourteen years. This years award is for Outstanding
Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. is proud to be featured in the March 2010 edition of Railway Track and Structures (RT&S) magazine as one of the 2009 NRC Safe Contractor of the Year award winners. Winners were recognized at the National
Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. is excited to unveil a new public forum on www.loram.com coming soon in Spring 2010. The forum will focus on maintenance of way related topics and discussions, allowing railroad professionals the opportunity to weigh in on relevant industry
Every month Railway Track and Structures (RT&S) magazine publishes the column "NRC Chairman's Column" to highlight NRC related news. The February 2010 publication features Loram's VP of Operations and newly appointment Chairman of the NRC, Jim Perkins' first column since being appointed
In response to the tremendous need for humanitarian aid to assist the people of Haiti, Loram will match employee donations on a dollar for dollar basis. Donations will be made out to the "Latin America Disaster Fund" being run by the Salvation
In 2005, in response to company growth, Loram decided it was time to upgrade and expand its headquarters, and seized the expansion as an opportunity to develop a green facility. Their desire was encouraged by three main goals Promote Sustainability
Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. is proud to announce its own VP of Fleet Operations, Jim Perkins has been named Chairman of the Board for The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association, Inc. (NRC). The NRC is the only trade association organized
Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. is the proud recipient of the 2009 NRC RT&S Commercial Insurance Associates Safe Railroad Contractor of the Year Award. Loram also received this prestigious safety award in 2000. Loram received the Gold NRC Award for safety in 2008, 2007,
The Hamel manufacturing facility at Loram completed seven machines in the month of November including four L Series rail grinders, one RGI series rail grinder, and two Light Railvacs. The machines have been shipped to India, Columbia, Brazil, and Germany. Loram
Loram is proud to announce that it met and exceeded its 2010 United Way campaign goal. Over 63% of Loram employees have contributed over $90,000 for 2010 United Way initiatives. Loram is excited about the opportunity to continue its outreach to thousands
Loram once again is a proud co sponsor of the Canadian Pacific Holiday train event, in conjunction with the City of Loretto, Minnesota. The focus of the evening is to raise awareness, food, and monetary donations to local food banks.
Loram is proud to run a United Way campaign in its workplace. Last year, because of the caring spirit of the employees, Loram raised $88,611 to help advance the common good in the community in which we all live and work. Loram
In July 2009, Loram proudly celebrated a two and a half year stretch – more than 4 million man hours – and counting without a lost time injury. This is a noteworthy achievement for any company, and given the type of
Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. is one of seven companies honored with the 2009 Minnesota Governor's International Trade Award. Winners were selected for developing and continuing to grow a significant part of their business in foreign markets, for increasing or maintaining jobs in Minnesota
We are pleased to announce that Loram has won two Minnesota Governors Awards for 2008. This is an award that Loram has won for twelve of the last thirteen years. Loram's Manufacturing Group received an Award of Honor, which is the highest
On Friday, January 9, 2009 Loram achieved a two year stretch of work without a lost time injury. This is a noteworthy achievement for any company, and given the type of work Loram does, is especially remarkable. Loram recognizes that this
Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. was presented with a Gold Award in the 2008 NRC RTS Contractors Safety Award Contest. This is a national contest that is co sponsored by the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association, and the Railway
Join Loram's employees in Buffalo, MN on Sunday, December 14th as Canadian Pacific's10th anniversary Holiday Train hits the rails. The CP Train visits over 100 communities in seven states and six provinces to raise food, money and awareness for local food
As of October 31, 2008, Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. hit a milestone by exceeding 3,000,000 hours without a lost time injury, with the operations department just beginning its third year of the record. This is unprecedented for the railroad industry most would
Earlier this summer (2008) the Loss Control Department of the Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Loram’s W C and business auto insurer, asked and was granted permission to conduct a comprehensive safety survey and analysis of the Loram Company. It is
- In 2008 Vale placed an order for two L Series 24-Stone switch and crossing rail grinders. One is destined for the broad gauge EFC railway in Northern Brazil and the second will be used on the EFVM railway in Central Brazil.
- As part of the same order, Vale also purchased two Railvac Excavators to perform specialty excavating in tunnels and right of way drainage ditches, as well as for switch undercutting and level crossing renewal use on EFC and EFVM railways.
- Metro North Railroad purchased a new Loram Railvac Excavator in April 2008 for delivery in the summer of 2009.
- Metro North sought an innovative excavator solution to address specialty ballast excavation problems in tunnels and along platforms throughout the network.
- Metro North will also utilize the Loram Railvac to pickup garbage and other debris from the right of way.
- In 2008 Loram Delivered two L Series 12-stone Rail Grinders to the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system in San Francisco, California.
- BART purchased the Loram grinding equipment to address widespread corrugation problems, which resulted in a large number of noise complaints from patrons and the community.
- The following video details the BART experience with Loram Rail Grinders: http://www.bart.gov/news/barttv/?&cat=27&id=435
- In December 2008 Loram will ship the new C21 80-Stone Rail Grinder to Queensland Rail (QR) in Australia.
- The increasing axle loads and tonnage experienced by QR over the past decade drove their decision to adopt a new high production rail grinding strategy. For the first time in Australia, single-pass preventive grinding will be possible at speeds in excess of 15km/hr. The C21 80-stone Rail Grinder represents the latest in rail grinding technology, which incorporates technologies to maximize productivity, reliability and finished quality.
- QR's new preventive rail grinding strategy will extensively utilize a new Loram Rail Inspection Vehicle (RIV) outfitted with Loram's Grind Data Management System (GDMS). GDMS serves not only as tool for quality control tool, but also a tool for grind planning.
- During the summer of 2008, Loram delivered two L Series 24-stone switch and crossing rail grinders to Queensland Railways (QR) in Australia.
- QR will operate this equipment on its property in North Eastern Australia as well as on WestNet Rail in Western Australia.
- In August the Delhi Metro awarded Loram a contract to supply a new 16-Stone Rail Grinder.
- This equipment will work in the Delhi Metro lines as well as the new Airport Line
- The machine is gauge convertible 1676mm to 1435mm
- This order is significant because it continues Loram's 100% rail grinding market share in India, and presents an opportunity for growth along with the rapidly expanding urban railways of India.
- In August, Loram secured a contract to supply Indian Railways with two RGI 72-Stone Rail Grinders.
- This order is significant because it represents a significant growth opportunity for Loram. The Indian Railways has approximately 85,000km of railway lines and these are the first two large production grinders purchased to date.
- Loram's long-time German contracting partner placed an order for a second RGI 48-Stone Rail Grinder in February 2008.
- Schweerbau will utilize the machine to increase its rail grinding business with the Deutsche Bahn AG (DB) beginning in 2010
Loram strictly follows its Quality Assurance Manual and bases its Quality Policy on the ISO 9001 2000 Quality Management System. Loram’s quality system is certified to “ISO 9001 2000 With Design” by the certification agency Smithers Quality Assessment, Inc. The
Loram has been presented with the 2007 NRC RTS Contractors Safety Gold Award. This is a national contest that is co sponsored by the National Railroad Construction, Maintenance Association and the Railway Track & Structures Magazine. This contest provides recognition