ARS completes tank shop expansion

Written by Andrew Corselli
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Appalachian Railcar Services (ARS) recently announced that it has completed a major capital expansion at its Elk Mills, Md., facility to create a full-service tank car shop with new, state-of-the-art interior and exterior blast and paint capability.

Also, the shop offers services for tank car qualifications, wreck repairs, flaring of pressure cars, cleaning and lining options, and 24/7 mobile repair capabilities. In addition, the expanded location holds M-1002 and M-1003 certifications, which are part of ARS’s “commitment to safety and operational quality across their facilities nationwide.”

ARS currently operates more than 40 facilities in 18 states and employs over 450 staff.

“We understand that our customers need their revenue-producing rolling stock back in action as soon as possible,” said Scott Driggers, CEO, ARS. “This 13,000-square-foot addition to the facility is located on the CSX railroad and, with the completion of the new blast and paint booths, we are now positioned to provide full-service tank car repair and maintenance services to serve the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic markets.”

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