Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Rocla opens Mexican manufacturing facility

Written by  William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
Rocla opens Mexican manufacturing facility Rocla Concrete Tie Inc.
Rocla Concrete Tie, Inc. (RCTI) has opened an expandable 30,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in San Jose Iturbide, Mexico.

Located along the Kansas City Southern de México main line approximately 25 miles north Queretaro, the new manufacturing plant also serves as the corporate office for RCTI de México, a wholly owned subsidiary of RCTI. The facility offers a complete lineup of products for each of the railroad sectors, including heavy-haul main line, transit, high speed, and industrial grade concrete ties.

“The Mexican railway market is an important part of our corporate growth strategy, so when we built our newest manufacturing plant, we did so knowing that we wanted to have the ability to expand our facilities there to keep up with growing demand,” said RCTI de México Vice President Eliseo Bandala. “We will continue to work closely with our existing clients while developing new relationships with fellow industry clients in Mexico, expanding and integrating our facilities, production schedule, and product development to meet their growing needs.”

RCTI is a major producer of pre-stressed concrete rail ties in the U.S. Major customers include Amtrak, BNSF, and Union Pacific, as well as other Class I railroads, light rail transit systems, high speed corridors, and industrial and port railroads. The company began producing ties in the U.S. in 1987 and now has North American manufacturing plants in Pueblo, Colo.; Amarillo, Tex.; Bear, Del.; and San Jose Iturbide, Mexico.