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Brookville Equipment Corporation Earns ISO Standard Compliance Certification

As a means for better serving its growing diversity of products and services, Brookville Equipment Corporation (BROOKVILLE) is now certified compliant with ISO 9001:2015 standards, per DEKRA, an ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) accredited certification body.

The campus-based certification covers BROOKVILLE’s facilities in Brookville, Pa., and will complement the organization’s long-standing Association of American Railroad (AAR) M-1003 Certification for its Quality Assurance Program, which has been held since 2002.

“While our quality standards have been and will continue to be world-class for our valued customers, we now have the certification to prove our commitment to quality for every market and industry we serve,” said Joel McNeil, Executive Vice President. “Given the growing demand for ISO 9001:2015 standard compliance in our core markets, in addition to our continued diversification and growth into new product and service offerings, we believe this certification will provide additional assurance and confidence in BROOKVILLE as a manufacturing partner that can add value for clients now and in the future.”

In addition to its core rail products, including locomotive, streetcar, and rail-mounted mining equipment, BROOKVILLE has expanded its scope of offerings to also include contract manufacturing services for industrial clients in new markets, including entertainment parks, specialty vehicles, electronics cabinets, and custom component fabrication.

The expansion into new markets and industries translates the many core competencies of BROOKVILLE’s vertically integrated manufacturing expertise in rail markets and applies it to new industries.

BROOKVILLE’s Special Projects and Contract Manufacturing divisions are offering fabrication, assembly, painting and finishing, and testing and validation services for new clients looking to localize or onshore activities to improve supply chain support.

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West Virginia Coal Show News

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Powered Haulage Accidents 

Powered haulage accidents are among the most deadly to occur in mining operations and you should always stay alert when working around anything that moves.

Last year, a total of 40 North American miners lost their lives on the job, according to MSHA. Ten of those deaths were attributed to powered haulage incidents.

Powered haulage includes motors and rail cars, conveyors, belt feeders, longwall conveyors, bucket elevators, vertical manlifts, self-loading scrapers or pans, shuttle cars, haulage trucks, front-end loaders, forklifts, cherry pickers, and mobile cranes if traveling with a load.

These types of accidents are often caused by the motion of the haulage unit.

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Not So Fast, We Need Those Plants

Concern about its ability to keep the lights on has led FirstEnergy, one of the nation’s largest regulated utilities, to walk back the proposed closure of two of its coal power plants.

The decision to continue the operation of the utility’s two West Virginia coal plants past 2030 – the Fort Martin and Harrison power stations – is the latest sign that regulatory pressure to push the nation’s coal fleet aside is now colliding with on-the-ground reality.

FirstEnergy cited concerns from grid operator PJM Interconnection – the operator of the nation’s largest grid – about a lack of adequate generating capacity in the years ahead and rapidly changing market conditions in making the decision to extend the life of the two plants.

PJM has repeatedly warned that it expects to be short of dispatchable generating capacity by the end of the decade, driven largely by regulatory pressure on the grid’s fossil fuel fleet. PJM projects that it will lose 40 gigawatts of generating capacity by 2030 – 21% of the market’s existing capacity – with only 31 GW of additions in the same period. PJM also projects peak winter demand – when coal capacity is needed most – to climb to almost 165 GW in the next decade from 135 GW last winter.

In its recent long-term reliability assessment, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) reported that more than 83 GW of fossil fuel and nuclear generation is scheduled to close between this year and 2028. The grid monitor also noted that another 30 GW of capacity is expected to close but the plans aren't yet final.

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