Friday, January 13, 2012

CF Rail Services adds facility

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CF Rail Services, said Thursday that as of the New Year, it has assumed the operations of the railcar repair facility located at 205 Douglas Street in Longview, Wash.

The transportation asset services and investments company said that as part of its partnership with Patriot Rail Corp., which began with CF Rail Services operating three Patriot-owned facilities last September, CF Rail Services will assume this current railcar repair operation as well as assuming most of its current employees. 

The move increases CF Rail Services’ facilities holdings, which also include: Hoosier Railcar, East Chicago, Ind.; Mississippi Railcar, Meridian, Miss.; Waycross Railcar, Waycross, Ga.; CF Rail Services Field Services; and CF Rail Services Longview, DeQueen/Valliant, & Columbus, operating on the Patriot Rail Corp short line network. 

The company also has appointed Randy Ward plant manager of the Mississippi Railcar operation. Dross Hunter has been promoted to director of Field Services, overseeing the expanding leased location and mini shop operations. Bill Plavsic has been promoted to Vice President overseeing all of CFRS operations; PLavsic most recently was director of Rail Services. 

Rosemont, Ill.-based CF Rail Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sasser Family Holdings, Inc.