Trinity Rail to open new facility in Iowa

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DALLAS — Trinity Rail Maintenance Services, a subsidiary of carbuilder Trinity Rail, has announced it will build a $60 million railcar repair facility in the eastern Iowa community of Shell Rock.

The company, headquartered in Dallas, has purchased a 230-arce site for the facility, which will employ more than 250 people when completed in 2020. In a press release, the company said the location on the Iowa Northern Railroad and optimal access to the Class I rail network were significant factors in the decision. Iowa Northern has direct connections to Canadian National, Canadian Pacific, and Union Pacific.

“This investment will help us achieve our near-term goal to internally service approximately 50% of our maintenance events for our growing fleet of 123,000 owned and managed railcars,” Eric Marchetto, senior vice president and group president of Trinity Rail, said in the press release.

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