Quala Rail & Specialty Services (QRS) and UTLX Field Services have partnered to offer full-service railcar cleaning and maintenance services at Quala’s Pasadena, Tex., location, providing customers with “access to a full set of maintenance, repair, inspection and qualification services at one site.”
QRS said it will “continue to focus on safe and environmentally sound cleaning practices, while UTLX will offer a full suite of maintenance services. These services include valve service, tank repairs, welding repairs, brake service, coupler repairs, inspections and full qualifications. QRS and UTLX will coordinate services to make the experience seamless for our customers. During the transition, we are continuing to deliver services without interruption to our customers. Maintenance and repairs are available immediately. Our goal with partnership is to reduce operational logistics and cost for our customers by providing a coordinated solution at a single location.”
“This partnership brings together two industry leaders delivering high quality railcar cleaning and maintenance services in the Houston market,” said QRS President John Bauer. “Logistics and turnaround time are paramount for our customers, and our focus remains on reducing cost and completion time on each railcar at our facility.”
Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., QRS is the largest independent provider of comprehensive cleaning, test and repair services for tank trailers, ISO containers, IBCs (intermediate bulk containers) and railcars. Founded in 1986, the company began independent operations in 2009 and today has 80-plus locations servicing the most active bulk transportation routes and eight of North America’s busiest ports.
UTLX Field Services describes itself as “the most experienced service provider and the industry leader in the operation of on-site maintenance facilities. On-site services are the core business of UTLX Field Services. We have developed the operational and functional support network required to allow an onsite facility to effectively and efficiently operate while continuing to meet all regulatory requirements.”