On November 4th, Holland participated in CARS Annual National Railway Day and Tradeshow. This year, we participated in the conference online. Over 150 guests were registered for this event, including attendees from CN, CP, and VIA Rail.
As part of the National Railway Day and Tradeshow, we were offered the opportunity to present at the Innovation Zone. The Innovation Zone is a platform for member companies to present their innovative products, services, and technologies. Paul Lindemulder, Senior Director of Product Development for Corporate R & D, hosted an information session on Holland’s Laser Welder technology.
Paul’s Innovation Zone topic was entitled “Extending Life of Special Trackwork with Laser Welding Repairs.” Paul got into detail on how Holland’s innovative Laser Laser WelderTM process is leading the industry in new technology to extend the life of critical special trackwork. Robotically controlled laser welding technology uses less heat, protecting the base material from damage, and adds new material with lower porosity for long-lasting repairs. With over a year of field repairs in service now, the repairs are demonstrating superior life to standard hand-welded repairs.
Paul did a fantastic job representing Holland. Congratulations, Paul!