R. J. Corman Switching Company, LLC was awarded a contract to be the switching and transloading provider for the 137-acre multi-modal Hempstead Logistics Park owned by McAlister Assets and operated by RCR Rail Co. The Union Pacific-served logistics park is in Hempstead, Texas, approximately 50 miles northwest of Houston, Texas.
The RCR Hempstead Logistics Park is located in between the Houston/Austin and South-Central Texas transportation corridor in an effort to “provide expedient access to the nation’s highway and rail systems. Direct access to Texas State Hwy 6 and U.S. Highway 290 and Class I rail carrier, UP, provides advantageous routes to central, south and east Texas. The park has over 3,900 feet of frontage on Texas State Hwy 6, with 900 feet of visibility on U.S. Highway 290. The park offers the services of manifest, transload, rail car storage, and rail car switching with controlled park access and security.”
R. J. Corman noted that it will be responsible for switching and transloading the inbound and outbound freight and will interchange with the UP mainline at the park. The park currently offers 15- to 90-acre manifest sites which will allow for building sizes of 50,000 square feet to 500,000 square feet. The water and service is provided by the City of Hempstead, and the electrical service is provided by San Bernard Electric Cooperative with a three-phase 12,500-volt line.
“This is an exciting opportunity to get in at the early stages of such a high-potential project. The services and convenient location this park offers is world class, and will be an exponential value add to the shippers that utilize the park,” said Paul Lauritzen, Vice President of Transportation for R. J. Corman Railroad Group. “We will continue to be a strategic partner for our customers and the industry at large, and look forward to serving the growing shippers and cars in the park for the years ahead.”