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posted Mar 1, 2013, 1:36 AM by Darren Altbaum   [ updated Mar 1, 2013, 1:36 AM ]
Hello all,
    Sorry for the delay in blogs but I have been super swamped!  I am in China at the factory, looking to see what is going on with the delivery schedule, new tooling and delayed projects.  While I know that some of the delay was due to the Chinese New Year, there are of course other factors involved like cash flow, scheduling conflicts and QC.
    While we have done our best to address all the issues, lets face it, some things are just beyond our control.  The good news is that we are slowly getting through the mess.  I am overseeing the re-do of the CN NOODLE 8 HATCH REEFERS, MP36 production, new code 88 wheel production amongst others.  Today was a full day (and by full day, I mean 7 am to currently 5:30 when I am still at the factory) of meetings, QC checking, project meetings and others.
    Today we managed to complete several items, putting us a little ahead of schedule to where I was hoping to be at this time.  While I can't post to Facebook or Twitter (or even access youtube) from China, I have posted a photo of lunch....I will be emailing Randy more photos and he can post them on facebook and twitter later.  In the meantime, I am happy to let you know that all is well.  Look forward to this year:
1 - 1200RS CP
4 - NEW CN caboose (revised tooling)
5 - New run of box cars
6 - MP36 locomotives

     Already, we have had 3 releases this year, and it is only February, so I am happy to see things slowly getting back on track.  New releases this year have included CP variation of the 8 hatch reefer, CN variation of the 8 hatch reefer and the EXPRESS reefer trucks.
  Stay tuned!
Darren Altbaum,
Mar 1, 2013, 1:36 AM
Darren Altbaum,
Mar 1, 2013, 1:36 AM