Thursday, August 28, 2014

R.J. Corman acquires Roadway Worker Training

Written by  William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
R.J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC has acquired St. Augustine, Fla.-based Roadway Worker Training, Inc. (RWT), which provides specialized training and support services to the railroad industry.

RWT, founded in 2001, has four business divisions—RWT Signal Services, Railroad Protective Services, Focal Point Productions, and RWT Training—with more than 150 employees and associates working on railroad projects from coast to coast and Canada.

“RWT has long been respected for being the best safety, compliance, and technical training provider in the industry, said R.J. Corman President and CEO Craig King. “It is a perfect fit with our family of railroad services. We’re excited about the opportunities the affiliation brings.”

“This is an ideal match of two railroad services companies that are driven by delivering the highest quality to their industry,” said RWT President Dave Oram. “We want employees and customers alike to understand that nothing is changing regarding how we do business.”

RWT Co-founder and Chairman Jim Cashwell will play a continuing role with RWT and R. J. Corman for the foreseeable future.

R.J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC, founded in 1973 by Rick Corman, employs more than 1,400 people in 23 states; operates 11 short line railroads; provides industrial switching, emergency response, track material distribution, track construction, and signal design and build services; and builds Railpower locomotives.