Monday, June 19, 2017

BRR expands through AOLC asset purchase

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BRR expands through AOLC asset purchase Bucyrus Railcar Repair, LLC

Bucyrus Railcar Repair, LLC (BRR), a wholly owned subsidiary of Cathcart Rail Holdings (CRH), has expanded its Bucyrus, Ohio repair facility by acquiring the adjacent facility and assets of the former American & Ohio Locomotive Crane Company (AOLC).

Located south of BRR’s facility with direct connection through its main yard, the expansion adds 25 acres comprised of 163,000 square feet under roof, 10 repair spots, and yard capacity for up to 75 railcars. The purchased machinery and equipment includes overhead cranes, mobile cranes, fork trucks, fully equipped boom and crane trucks, a blast and paint booth, rail scale, and fabrication machinery including a wheel press and CNC (Computer Numerical Control) burn table, capable of producing various railcar parts.

The enlarged Bucyrus complex now spans almost 60 acres, with 330,000 square feet under roof, including CRH’s new two-story office building, 38 repair spots, and yard capacity for nearly 400 cars, making this general freight car facility one of the largest in the U.S. Full capabilities include:

• Heavy modification and wreck repair.

• New railcar assembly.

• Parts fabrication.

• Non-hazardous cleaning.

• Multi-level certifications.

• Exterior and interior blasting, painting and lining.

• Mobile repair.

• Storage.

• Scrapping (forthcoming).

The Bucyrus facility is AAR M-1003- M-970- and M-992-certified, with M-214 and M-1001 certification under way. Norfolk Southern provides direct service, with additional access to CSX via indirect switching by the Chicago, Fort Wayne & Eastern.












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