TORONTO, Sept. 9 /CNW/ - Ontario Northland will deliver a 50th completely
refurbished commuter car to GO Transit tomorrow, September 10, 2008. This
represents a noteworthy accomplishment in the $81 million project, which will
see Ontario Northland refurbish 121 cars for GO Transit by July 2011.
"We are very proud of our accomplishments on this project," said Steve
Carmichael, President and CEO of Ontario Northland. "Our employees have been
building a product of exceptional quality and have achieved a significant
milestone with the refurbishment and delivery of the 50th car in the program."
"We are very pleased with Ontario Northland's quality of work in
refurbishing our bi-level cars," said Gary McNeil, Managing Director & CEO of
GO Transit. "We look forward to continuing our relationship."
GO Transit first awarded a contract for the refurbishment of 71 of its
commuter cars to Ontario Northland in February 2004. In May 2008, it was
announced that GO Transit had exercised a contract option for work on an
additional 50 cars.
Over 100 new jobs have been created at Ontario Northland as a result of
this contract, for which the Company has invested in a new, state-of-the-art
paint facility in North Bay.
"Our contract with GO Transit has provided a significant opportunity for
our Company to diversify and we are now a major player in the refurbishment
industry in Ontario," continued Carmichael. "We look forward to continuing to
meet and exceed the expectations of GO Transit, as we work on the
refurbishment of the remaining 71 cars in this contract. We will also be
working to secure additional contracts in the future."
For further information:
For further information: Tricia Marshall, (705) 472-4500 or (800)
363-7512 ext. 529, cell: (705) 845-8005