For Rio Grande, New Industrial Rail Services-Shipper Agreement

Written by Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor
“We’re excited to bring our RIoT [Railway Internet of Things] services to the industrial rail switching market,” said Jason Brown, Chief Information Officer of RIoTECH, Rio Grande Pacific Corp.’s Technology division.

“We’re excited to bring our RIoT [Railway Internet of Things] services to the industrial rail switching market,” said Jason Brown, Chief Information Officer of RIoTECH, Rio Grande Pacific Corp.’s Technology division.

Consumer and corrugated packaging company WestRock has selected Rio Grande Pacific Corp. for industrial rail services.

Fort Worth, Tex.-based Rio Grande has reported that the companies will formalize and implement services on Oct. 31, 2021.

Rio Grande’s Technology division (Rio Grande Pacific Technology or RIoTECH) recently introduced “short line industrial visualization logistics … [for] improving shipper transparency technology.”

RIoTECH Chief Information Officer Jason Brown

“Rio Grande Pacific currently provides operations analytics to short line railroads and commuter railways,” RIoTECH Chief Information Officer Jason Brown said. “We’re excited to bring our RIoT [Railway Internet of Things] services to the industrial rail switching market. We are looking forward to teaming up with WestRock and other shippers to meet the demands of a growing rail switching and safety market.”

In related news, Rio Grande appointed John J. Spellman President of RIoTECH in September, and Chris Stevens to lead its new Industrial Rail Services division in April.

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