Thursday, October 25, 2012

New car shop under construction by The Andersons

Written by  Luther S. Miller, Senior Consulting Editor

The Andersons, Inc. announced the start of construction on a 27,300 square-foot railcar paint and blast shop adjacent to its repair facility in Maumee, Ohio. The facility is to be completed in the spring 2013.

The company said the new shop will allow it to wash, blast, and paint railcars in a more efficient and environmentally friendly way. The project also includes 1,700 feet of new rail track.

"Industry demand for our railcar repair and painting services continues to increase and we recognize that our existing facility does not meet our needs for growth," said Rasesh Shah, president, Rail Group. "The new facility will significantly improve our efficiency, quality and enhance our customer service."

The Andersons Rail Group operates a railcar repair business with 12 facilities across the U.S. and a fleet of more than 23,000 of railcars and locomotives.