Graham-White Buys Roanoke Engine Shop

 Graham-White Manufacturing Co., a supplier of new and remanufactured components for heavy rail, rail transit, bus and industrial clients, has acquired The Vista Corporation. Located in Roanoke, Va., Vista has operated as an independent dedicated remanufacturing facility for severe-duty locomotive engine components since it opened in 1985.

Beverly "Bev" Webster, founder and president of Vista, has a long-standing reputation as an innovator in the rail industry, according to Graham-White officials. "We are combining forces with a strategic, quality-oriented company that is comfortable with change as business and our customers warrant," noted Graham-White President Jim Frantz. "The mind-set at Vista dovetails completely with the corporate culture Graham-White has spent years developing."

"Vista's scope of precision remanufactured components along with Graham-White's commitment to REMAN will provide our customers with innovative solutions and greater value," added Stewart Bruce, vice president of marketing. "We now offer a wider range of remanufactured components from four separate locations nationwide."