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.”
Union Tank Car Company (UTLX) plans to convert its railroad tank car manufacturing plant in Sheldon, Tex., to a railcar repair facility. The company expects to cease manufacturing operations at the facility in August 2020 and establish repair operations over the coming year.
Union Tank Car Company’s Repair Business Unit has established a tank car remanufacturing facility in Marion, Ohio, the company announced March 1, 2016. The new plant was developed to retrofit existing DOT-111 and CPC-1232 specification railroad tank cars with new safety features required by HM-251.