Bob Magnuson Retires from Unit Rail

Bob Magnuson, a 35-year railroad industry veteran, has retired from Unit Rail.  The retirement, which was announced on Jan. 6, took effect last month.

Magnuson launched AirBoss Railway Products 12 years ago, along with Jose Mediavilla, and led the company. Unit Rail acquired certain assets of AirBoss Railway Products in December 2008 and he remained with the company since then to ensure a smooth transition. 

Unit Rail, based in Overland Park, Kan., with its primary manufacturing located in Atchison, Kan., is a rail fastener manufacturer and a division of Chicago-based Amsted Rail Company, Inc.