October 2014: ARS Paint & Blast Services

October 2014: ARS Paint & Blast Services

ARS is proud to announce the latest services to be added to the company’s railcar maintenance capabilities at the Kingsport, TN facility. ARS can now offer exterior coatings for various freight cars, hoppers and gondolas.

Equipment includes a BCP Wheelabrator blast booth with full recovery system, BCP Wheelabrator downdraft climate controlled paint booth and cure booth.

The shop is served by both Norfolk Southern and CSX Class 1 railroads.

Please click here to contact ARS sales staff for further inquiries or information.

ARS Paint & Blast Services, Kingsport, TN

ARS Paint & Blast Services, Kingsport, TN

ARS Paint & Blast Services, Kingsport, TN

ARS Paint & Blast Services, Kingsport, TN

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Nucor Picks ARS for Railcar Maintenance

Nucor Picks ARS for Railcar Maintenance

Nucor Steel located in Crawfordsville, IN has chosen ARS to provide rail car maintenance and repairs for their in house and rolling car fleet. ARS will begin services October 2014.

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ARS Wins Duke Energy/Duke Progress Contract

ARS Wins Duke Energy/Duke Progress Contract

ARS was recently awarded contracts for railcar repair for three Duke Energy/Duke Progress areas. ARS will continue providing railcar maintenance and repair for Duke Indiana’s four locations (Edwardsport, Gibson Station, Wabash Station and Cayuga Station). ARS will also provide same services for Duke Asheville NC and Duke Progress Crystal River FL facility.

The contract award will allow ARS to develop a footprint in the state of Florida.

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ARS Teams with Norfolk Southern for Coal Unloading Site

ARS Teams with Norfolk Southern for Coal Unloading Site

Appalachian Railcar Services, Inc., has signed agreement with Norfolk Southern out of Roanoke Virginia to take over coal unloading operations at the Duke/Progress Energy Roxboro Steam Electric Plant (also known as Hyco) near Roxboro, NC. The operation is expected to have ARS unload approximately forty (40) Norfolk Southern trains per month.

ARS will take over responsibility for unloading by mid-April 2014.

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ARS Profiled in News@ARMS Publication

ARS Profiled in News@ARMS Publication

Appalachian Railcar Services, Inc. received a corporate profile in the News@ARMS publication’s Fall/Winter 2013 issue. As the official publication of the US Army’s Retooling and Manufacturing Support program (reconfiguring military assets for corporate use), News@ARMS focuses on success stories in their space.

The profile focuses on ARS’ services at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant (RFAAP) in Radford, Virginia, where the company has been a subcontractor since 2008. From the piece:

Presently, ARS stores commercial railroad cars on site for local railroad companies. A new project is underway that will provide ARS the ability to repair commercial railcars while they are being stored on-site. Plans include constructing a concrete pad and canopy for the railcar repairs.

ARS provides coal loading and unloading services to BAE Systems and Virginia Tech University at the RFAAP as needed. ARS train crews pull trains with approximately 60 to 80 rail cars into the facility. ARS train crews switch four to six rail cars as needed to the on-site power plant.

ARS switches rail cars to an on-site loading facility as directed by Virginia Tech University. ARS currently employs a full time, qualified engineer and two brakemen, and ARS provides a relief crew as needed for loading, unloading and switching services. In addition, ARS stores commercial rail cars on site for rent, which requires a supervisor and two repairmen.

Click here to download a PDF containing the complete article. Our thanks to News@ARMS for this excellent coverage of the ARS team’s solid efforts at RFAAP.

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ARS To Add Indiana Location

ARS To Add Indiana Location

EARL PARK, Ind. (Aug. 22, 2013) – Appalachian Railcar Services, Inc. (ARS), a railcar repair and maintenance company, announced plans today to locate a new facility here, creating up to 22 new jobs by 2015.

The Eleanor, W. Va.-headquartered company will invest $1.4 million to lease, construct and equip an 8,000 square-foot facility located at 700 N. US Highway 41 in Earl Park. The facility, which will be operational by December, will give the company additional resources for railcar storage and repairs.

“With our state’s expansive railway system, companies like ARS find the resources they need in the Hoosier State to grow and thrive,” said Victor Smith, Indiana Secretary of Commerce. “Indiana is a state that works not only because of our low taxes and pro-growth policies, but because of the foundation of connectively that companies find here, whether it’s through rail, highway, boat or plane.”

ARS, which currently employs 128 associates across the country, will begin hiring railroad associates in September. Interested applicants can learn more at www.apprailcar.com.

Click here to read the complete article

http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/newsitem.asp?ID=60991

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Point Pleasant, WV Facility Receives M1003 Certification

Point Pleasant, WV Facility Receives M1003 Certification

Appalachian Railcar Services, Inc., is proud to announce that our Point Pleasant, WV facility has received M1003 certification. Congratulations are due to Wayne Welling and the entire staff for accomplishing this goal. Point Pleasant is the fifth ARS facility now with M1003 certification.

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