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A&B Rail has recently built a company profile for Glassdoor, the fastest growing jobs and recruiting site on the web! Glassdoor holds a growing database of more than 8 million company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reports, interview reviews and questions, benefits reviews, office photos and more. Come by and review A&B Rail Services today! Our company profile can be found at https://www.glassdoor.ca/Overview/Working-at-A-and-B-Rail-Services-EI_IE485043.11,32.htm
It is with the greatest of sadness that we deliver to you the news of the death of our colleague and friend Joe Moniz. Joe Moniz has passed away on Feb 11, 2015 at the age of 60.
Joe came to Canada in 1968 with his mother Maria and Sister at age 14 from Furnas, Sao Miguel in the Azores Islands. Joe grew up in a very traditional Portuguese family environment and maintained much of that culture with his family throughout his life. He was very proud of his heritage as all Portuguese are.
A & B Rail enjoyed the benefits of Joe’s work for over 30 years and all who worked with Joe understood the incredibly valuable contribution he made to the company. Joe valued respect and lived by this value every moment of every day. Joe was known for his excellence and his flawless execution, he unknowingly inspired, trained and mentored me and many hundreds of other coworkers. He worked tirelessly for my father before me and many others. We all learned from Joe by doing it Joe’s way, which always proved to be the best way. He was one of the best track builders to ever work for A&B Rail. Everyone who knew him or worked with him would same the same thing. He truly lived by his remarkable values and ethics day in and day out.
Joe Loved his work, but all he wanted, was to be home and soak up the love from his family that he dearly treasured and is entire life was built around. Joe was a great dad and a great husband, and even though words did not come easy, through his actions he constantly proved he was a loving father and husband. The willing sacrifices he made to the betterment of his family.
A man, a co-worker, a friend, a father and a husband. Thanks for all of the immeasurable and invaluable life lessons. A&B Rail offers our condolences to his sons Joseph and Brian, his wife Angie and sister Hilaria.
A&B Rail will be hosting a job fair on:
- June 4th from 9am – 4pm
- June 5th from 9am – 2pm
at the following location:
Ramada Plaza Crystal Palace Hotel
499 Paul St, Dieppe, NB
We’re interviewing for the following positions:
Track Labourer – manual labour experience preferred
Heavy/Track Machine Operator – CROR certification required, will train
Foreman – Experience preferred, EIC Programs available
We offer a great subsistence package for our workforce and lots of overtime which makes our compensation package extremely attractive to our 700 employees whom have made A&B Rail their career of choice. We train all positions so give us a try and with a little hard work you can watch your bank account grow.
Bring your resume!
A&B Rail has launched a Facebook page in order to showcase our outstanding culture to the world, with your help we can make this page a success. It will feature interactive posts, fun contesting, industry news and what’s new with A&B Rail.
Toronto, ON; December 12, 2013 – TorQuest Partners, in partnership with a group of co-investors, today announced that it has acquired a majority interest in A&B Rail Services Ltd., a market-leading national railway services company based in Edmonton, Alberta. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Founded in 1965, A&B Rail is a leading supplier of railway maintenance, new track construction, rehabilitation and emergency services on main and secondary lines. It also provides highly specialized track services as well as light rail transit (LRT) construction, maintenance, signals and communication support. A&B Rail has approximately 600 employees and operations in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. For more information about A&B Rail, visit www.abrail.com.
TorQuest and its co-investors acquired the majority interest in A&B Rail from Fulcrum Capital Partners. A&B Rail’s President Paul Brum and all members of the senior management team will continue to hold a significant equity interest in the company.
Eric Berke, Managing Partner at TorQuest, said, “A&B Rail has established a leading position in the critical rail services area. We look forward to working with Paul and the company’s highly experienced management team to continue its aggressive growth in these markets across Canada.”
A&B Rail will be the second investment of TorQuest Fund III, a $535 million fund that closed in September 2013.
“This is an exciting development for A&B Rail, our employees and customers”, said Mr. Brum. “We are moving forward with a group of investors that see tremendous opportunity in railway services in North America. TorQuest brings financial strength, business and governance expertise, and a commitment to continued profitable growth, both organically and through acquisitions. They share our vision of A&B Rail becoming a North American leader in safety, quality and performance by investing in our people and maintaining a sharp focus on superior customer service.”
Alan Lever, Partner at TorQuest, said, “There are a number of macro factors supporting substantial growth in the Canadian rail industry. We believe A&B Rail is very well positioned to take advantage of this trend and deliver strong, sustainable growth over the coming years.”
TorQuest will augment the company’s board of directors with specific skills and experience in finance, business development (national and international), Class I rail track and signals, rail construction, track and signal maintenance, railway operations, general contracting, engineering and infrastructure development. There will be no changes to the company’s day-to-day operations as a result of this transaction.
About TorQuest Partners
Founded in 2002, TorQuest Partners is a leading Canadian-based manager of private equity funds. With more than C$1 billion of equity capital under management TorQuest seeks investments in middle market and later stage companies with the goal of building value through opportune acquisitions, strategic leadership and the timely use of financial expertise. For more information about TorQuest Partners please visit www.torquest.com.
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