Members from our Railroad Division team are gearing up for the 2014 American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association’s (ASLRRA) Annual Convention in San Diego California later this month.
The event, April 22-25, is the railroad industry’s premier education and networking convention addressing railroading’s hottest issues. Representatives from the WVCO Railroad Division will be demonstrating products we manufacture for the railroad industry including SpikeFast® at booth #607 in the exhibition hall.
This year’s (ASLRRA) Annual Convention is more than just a convention. This is also an opportunity for members of our industry to participate in a special service project benefiting Operation Gratitude, a non-profit organization that sends care packages (more than 150,000 annually) to Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Warriors, Care Givers and to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed overseas.
The goal is to create 500 hygiene kits to go in the care packages and 250 paracord survival bracelets. The convention will also have letter writing stations set up around the room with drop boxes where participants can write a message of thanks for a military member serving overseas. ASLRRA’s goal is to have 1,000 notes written by the end of the convention.
ASLRRA is a non-profit trade association, proudly representing more than 510 short line, regional, Class I, switching, transload, transit and tourist lines and over 460 Associate Business Suppliers.