North Carolina Railroad Company

NCRR: $3.9M for Build Ready Sites

The North Carolina Railroad Company (NCRR) is investing $3.9 million in seven counties and eight projects across the state as part of its 2022 Build Ready Site (BRS) program. Beaufort, Catawba, Chatham, Iredell, Montgomery, Randolph, and Scotland counties “will use the BRS funds to improve available rail-served sites for future industrial development to attract new businesses and encourage local economic growth,” NCRR said.

CMC has selected Falling Waters, W.Va., for a new steel mill. Projected to open in late 2025, the mill will be served by W&W. (W&W Photograph Courtesy of OmniTRAX)

Small-Road Briefs: NCRR, OmniTRAX

North Carolina Railroad Company (NCRR) is investing approximately $200,000 in a new rail-served site, where a wood-products manufacturing facility will be built. Also, OmniTRAX affiliate Winchester and Western Railroad (W&W) will serve a planned West Virginia steel mill.

Paul Wiedefeld, Northeast Region Transportation Director, HDR (left) and Chris Dillon, Vice President, Government Affairs, North Carolina Railroad Company.
  • News

People News: HDR, NCRR

Paul Wiedefeld joins HDR as Northeast Region Transportation Director. And North Carolina Railroad Company (NCRR) appoints Chris Dillon as Vice President, Government Affairs.

NCRR Offers ‘Build Ready Sites’

The North Carolina Railroad Co. (NCRR) has partnered with the state’s economic development community and railroads to offer “Build Ready Sites” that, among other initiatives “drive increased job creation, freight rail use and economic growth.”

  • News

People News: NCRR, MARTA, Unifor, AITX

The North Carolina Railroad Company (NCRR) appoints Joe Stallings Director of Economic Development. Also, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) names Josh Rowan Deputy General Manager; Lana Payne is elected as

NCRR Injects $250K in Technimark Plant

Technimark, a global plastic injection molding company headquartered in Randolph County, N.C., has received a $250,000 grant from NCRR Invests, the North Carolina Railroad Company’s (NCRR) economic development arm, to help expand its manufacturing facilities.

Nucor’s new micro mill will produce rebar, which is used primarily in concrete reinforcement for the construction of roads, buildings, bridges and other structures. The manufacturer’s steel bar products are said to contain 97% recycled content. Photo Credit: Nucor

For Nucor, New N.C. Micro Mill

Industrial steel manufacturer Nucor Corporation plans to build a $350 million rebar micro mill in Lexington, N.C., to be served by Winston-Salem Southbound Railway, which is jointly owned by Norfolk Southern (NS) and CSX.

“We are excited to announce that the new home of our first electric vehicle and battery manufacturing site in North America will be in Chatham County, North Carolina! The project is expected to bring thousands of jobs and eventually produce more than 250,000 vehicles per year,” VinFast reported via Twitter on March 29.

VinFast: $4B EV Plant Coming to North Carolina

Vietnam-based VinFast in July 2024 will open its first North American electric vehicle (EV) assembly and battery manufacturing facility, valued at $4 billion, in Chatham County, N.C. North Carolina Railroad Company (NCRR) reported on March 29 that it will provide approximately $1 million to help construct an auto ramp, part of the rail infrastructure needed for CSX or Norfolk Southern (NS) to serve the site.

Service Offsite Solutions expects to employ 235 people at its new manufacturing, warehouse and distribution plant in Sanford, N.C., which will make modular floors, walls and roofs for off-site home construction.

NCRR Investing in New Rail-Served Site

The North Carolina Railroad Company (NCRR) will invest $300,000 to help build rail infrastructure for Service Offsite Solutions’ new $11.8 million manufacturing facility in Sanford, N.C.; the company will be served by Atlantic and Western Railway (ATW).