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ARS Canada Rolling Stock Hiring

ARS Canada Rolling Stock acquired the assets of the former Industrial Rail Services / IRSI in Moncton back in October 2015, and they are now hiring. They intend to create 200 jobs in their first phase, according to ARS' CEO Arturo Contreras (CBC article).They intend to produce 1,500 cars in their first year of production, an ambitious target. They intend to produce grain hoppers and tank cars.
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Want To Work At IRSI?

Transportation / Railway & Trains : Confessions of a Train Geek

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RDCs at IRSI

Transportation / Railway & Trains : Confessions of a Train Geek

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RDCs On the Chopping Block

Transportation / Railway & Trains : Confessions of a Train Geek

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