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SEP-OCT 2014

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122 < m ETRO m AGAZINE SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 supplier spotlight Started as a division of Te Philadelphia Pipe Bending Co. in 1985, Bentech de- signs and manufactures products for the bus, passenger railcar and marine indus- tries. In the public transportation sector, the company has been working on sev- eral projects, including driver's protec- tion doors, handrail assemblies, passen- ger impact-protecting safety tubing and passenger-assist strap hangers. DRIVER'S PROTECTION DOORS A couple of years ago, the Metropol- itan Transportation Authority's New York City Transit (NYCT) tapped Ben- tech to prototype several driver's pro- tection doors, which are now being put into production to retroft its entire feet of buses as well as any new buses NYCT adds to its feet. Bentech meets range of public transit needs with specialized products BY ALEX ROMAN, MANAGING EDITOR Bentech has worked with Bombardier to create aluminum attachment fttings for Toronto Transit Commission railcars being assembled at its Thunder Bay, Ontario plant.

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