June 24, 2016 - TRA Newswire
TNW Corporation, a privately held operator of short line railroads and logistics centers, celebrated a major expansion of facilities and services at its short line railway, the Texas Gonzales Northern, in the Harwood-Gonzales area of Central Texas. The ceremony was highlighted by comments from U.S. Representative Blake Farenthold, R-TX, TNW officials and local elected and business leaders from the Gonzales-Harwood area.
The ceremonies marked:
the expansion of TXGN’s rail yard, which increased TXGN’s storage capacity by 400 railcars
the official opening of a newly constructed locomotive maintenance facility, designed for the TXGN fleet and future rail car maintenance services
and a new partnership with Strataflex International Services Group to provide rail car cleaning services. The facility includes hydro-blasting cleaning, fogger washes, internal and external scrubs and recoating services, and imaging and inspection technology.
“We’re very pleased to continue to provide our employees with great work conditions and facilities, their safety and engagement are of utmost importance. Our new and expanded offerings are consistent with being a full-service provider for TXGN customers,” said Paul Treangen, TNW Chief Executive Officer. “In addition, we’re able to provide local benefits to our community through new jobs, tax revenues and industrial growth; we are here for the long term.”
Based in Dallas, Texas, TNW Corporation owns one of the largest, private, railcar storage facilities in the United States. The company owns and operates three short line railways and three logistics centers in Texas: TXGN Railway, TXR Railway, TXNW Railway, Panhandle Logistics Center, Camp Bowie Industrial Area, and Eagle Ford Logistics Center. For more information, visit www.tnwcorporation.com.
U.S. Congressman Blake Farenthold, R-TX, right center, led the list of TNW Corporation executives, TXGN executives and local business leaders at the expansion celebration at TXGN Railroad’s railyard in the Harwood-Gonzales area of Texas.