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2018 RSSI C&S Exhibition

Join Spectrum at booth 329 for Railway Systems Suppliers, Inc.’s 58th Annual C&S Exhibition. This will be an RSSI only event focusing on bringing C&S suppliers together with their rail and rail transit customers.

Event Info:
May 21-23, 2018
CenturyLink Center
Omaha, Nebraska
Booth: 329


Preparing High School Girls for Real World Leadership

Spectrum’s CEO, Danielle Ross, participated as a speaker for Independence High School’s Mentoring Association this past January. Danielle’s talk was part of the Glass Ceiling Roundtable (GCR), a leadership program for senior girls. Read more


2018 NERRC Rail Tech Conference

Come see us at New England Railroad Club’s Rail Tech 2018. The conference will provide participants – industry professionals from railroads, consulting companies, and suppliers, as well as those looking to start a career in transportation – with insight as to how the rail industry is seeking out and employing a wider range of tech skills in its daily operations.

ne-rr-club-logoEvent Info:
March 22, 2018
DCU Center
Worcester, Massachusetts
Booth: 15

Spectrum Junior Achievement

Spectrum CEO Teaches Middle Schoolers Financial Literacy

This school year, Spectrum, Inc. was proud to participate in Junior Achievement’s Economics for Success program. Junior Achievement is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping prepare young people for their economic futures by teaching skills such as work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Read more

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Why Electric Infrared Is The Future Of Die Heating In The Forging Industry

There are many factors to consider during a forging process, but one that is too often overlooked is die temperature. Unfortunately, die heating is often performed ineffectively or skipped altogether. A die that is not properly heated will crack and wear prematurely and could produce inferior forged parts. In addition to compromising the quality of work, dies that are not heated properly can have a detrimental impact on direct costs and productivity. Read more

Broken Rail Photo

Broken Rail and Rail Heaters

The post below is from a white paper by Spectrum’s mechanical engineer, Carmelo Franchina Jr., exploring the challenges of broken rail and rail heaters. Click here to download the report in full.

Safety is an important concern within the rail industry. High voltage electricity, uneven terrain, sharp objects and large moving trains all pose a potential risk to the worker trying to perform his/her job. Broken rail is also a problem that is commonly faced.

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Railway Interchange 2017

Join Spectrum for Railway Interchange 2017. Attended by nearly 10,000 industry professionals from around the globe, this event is the largest combined railway exhibition and technical conference in North America.

RWI logo 2017 with sponsorsEvent Info:
September 17-20, 2017
Indiana Convention Center
Indianapolis, Indiana
Booth: 1037

Spectrum RRSH hot/cold air blower (5hp)

After 40 Years, Spectrum’s Original Line Of Hot Air Blowers Still Going Strong

Spectrum’s RRSH Hot Air Blower has a long history of keeping track switches clear of ice and snow. This economical and durable product was first launched in 1978.  Read more

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5 Ways Winter Attacks Your Railroad And How To Fight Back

Delays, derailment, personal injury – extreme weather can have devastating impacts on trains, railroads and the people who work on them. However, there is a secret weapon you can use to fight back: a winter action plan. Read more

Progressive Railroading Rising Stars

Spectrum president to be honored by Progressive Railroading

From: Progressive Railroading names 2017 Rising Stars Award honorees, Progressive Railroading

Spectrum is proud to announce the inclusion of our president, Danielle Ross, in Progressive Railroading’s Rising Stars Awards program. Read more