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AFL expands rail division with acquisition of Impulse NC

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Spartanburg-based manufacturer AFL has acquired the assets of Impulse NC LLC, a manufacturer of overhead contact systems and catenary hardware in Mount Olive, N.C. The acquisition will expand AFL’s rail transit systems product line, according to a news release. The company expects the acquisition to increase productivity and output.

AFL has acquired the assets of Impulse NC LLC, a manufacturer of overhead contact systems and catenary hardware in Mount Olive, N.C. (Photo/Provided)The Impulse manufacturing facility will remain in Mt. Olive, and Impulse products will be available from AFL immediately, the release said. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

“Impulse shares AFL’s mission to deliver superior quality products and service to customers,” Eric Borowicz, general manager of AFL’s accessories division, said in the release. “Adding the Impulse family as well as its product portfolio will further strengthen our impact in the rail transit market.”

Impulse NC LLC manufactures overhead contact system and catenary hardware for all types of electrified transit systems including streetcars, light rail, intercity and commuter rail, freight, heritage trolley and electric trolleybus, the release said.

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