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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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.Read More
ARS has entered into a three-year agreement with Louisville Gas & Electric in Louisville, Kentucky, to provide railcar maintenance and repairs.
Beginning May 1st, ARS will service LG&E’s fleet of railcars located at their Cane Run and Mill Creek facilities.Read More
Welcome to news from Appalachian Railcar Services, Inc. for March 2013.
ARS Completes Delivery of Railcars for Urban Training Complex in Indiana: ARS recently completed delivery of seventeen various styles of railcars to the Urban Training Complex located at the Muscatatuck Indiana facility. This government facility is used for training of first responders that involve different venues throughout the over 1000 acre facility. The railcars will be used for a derailment search and rescue venue as well as another venue that depicts a standard train depot with rail spurs complete with passenger cars for boarding and carrying out emergency training.
ARS Crew Celebrates Eight Years Without a Single Accident: The Putnam Standard recently published an article by Justin Waybright on our Winfield, West Virginia, crew entitled “Men of the IronWheel,” celebrating their accomplishment of eight years without an accident. Click here to read the complete article in PDF format.Read More