February 2012
The U S Patent Office has issued Patent # 8,081,320 effective 12/20/2011 for GREX's Aurora based Track Inspection System. The original patent is now further protected under the original patent #7,616,329 by adding functional protection in the way Aurora measures for Rail Seat Abrasion and for our collection system tilt correction methods.

November 2011
Safety is a culture at GREX and is incorporated into everything we do as Priority One. Texas Mutual, recognized GREX as among the safest of Texas Companies in our operating environment and awarded GREX with a plaque of recognition, commemorating our safe work habits and performance.

December 2011
NRC/RT&S/Commercial Insurance Associates Safe Railroad Contractor of the Year Award: Georgetown Rail Equipment Company was awarded the Gold Award for Safety in its operating category for 2011. This represents the fourth consecutive year that GREX has won this award of high honor.

December 2011
GREX has placed a renewed focus on Safety for 2012. With the FRA's recent advisory regarding the rise in rail related accidents and in particular deaths, GREX is raising employee awareness in Annual Safety and Compliance certifications that are taking place at headquarters this month. In addition, every employee is scheduled to be trained and certified for CPR life saving measures. Our repeat Safety Awards by various agencies and organizations are evidence of this ongoing commitment to Safety as an integral part of our corporate culture.

Recently awarded patents:

  • US Patent 7,616,329 Aurora Automated Track Inspection System (11/2009)
  • US Design Patent D608,278 Ballast Gate (1/2010)


January 4-7, 2012
NRC Annual Conference
Hotel del Coronado
San Diego, CA

March 4-7, 2012
Rail Equipment Finance 2012
La Quinta, CA

March 8, 2012
Railroad Day on Capitol Hill
Renaissance Hotel
Washington, DC

March 20-21, 2012
17th Annual AAR Research Review
Pueblo Convention and Transportation Technology Center
Pueblo, CO

April 28-24, 2012
ASLRRA 2012 Annual Convention
J.W. Marriott
Indianapolis, IN

September 16-19, 2012
AREMA 2012 Annual Conference & Exposition
Hilton Chicago
Chicago, IL

September 18-21, 2012
InnoTrans 2012
Messe Berlin
Convention Center
Berlin, Germany

October 10-11, 2012
Railway Age Passenger Trains on Freight Railroads
Washington Marriott
Washington, D.C.

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