Appalachian Railcar adds tank car shop in Elk Mills


Appalachian Railcar Services, a  national provider of railcar repair, storage, switching, and related services, has completed a capital expansion at its Elk Mills, MD facility in Cecil County.

The Cecil Daily website reported the company could hire as many as 30 employees, due to the expansion.

The expansion created a full-service tank car shop with interior and exterior blast and paint capability. The shopalso offerss services for tank car qualifications, wreck repairs, flaring of pressure cars, cleaning and lining options, as well as mobile repair capabilities.

“We understand that our customers need their revenue-producing rolling stock back in action as soon as possible,” said Scott Driggers, CEO of Appalachian Railcar Services. “This 13,000 square foot addition to the facility is located on the CSX railroad and, with the completion of the new blast and paint booths, we are now positioned to provide full-service tank car repair and maintenance services to serve the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic markets.”

Appalachian Railcar Services currently operates more than  40 facilities in 18 states and employs over 450.

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