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Saturday, November 21, 2015

You should be working on the railways

If you are looking for a job, I have always thought that the best strategy is to look to the companies that are doing well. Even in locations where all seems to be doom and gloom, there is always a company that goes against the trend. In that light one company I would suggest for potential job seekers is Canadian National Railways.

Rail transportation is big business. Rail is the most efficient way to ship goods from the Orient coast to coast in Canada. And with the cancellation of the Keystone XLoil pipeline to the USA, there will still be plenty of CN tank cars being sent down to Texas refineries. CN Rail has caught the attention of Microsoft's Bill Gates who recently purchased 12% of the railway company.

If you are an engineer or technician I think you could do well to get into the rail freight business. Tracks need maintenance and replacement, there are electronic signal control systems to maintain and design, the freight cars themselves need handling systems, dust control and a myriad of other technological support services to make them competitive and ecologically compliant.


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