Press release, August
9, 2010 12:00 PM EDT . . .
Track and Turnout Company announces purchase of the capital assets of Mid South
Rail, Memphis, TN.
and Turnout Co. is expanding its railroad trackwork manufacturing capability by
purchasing the capital assets of Mid-South Rail, located in Memphis, TN. Jeff
Grissom, president of Mid-South Rail, will retain day-to-day responsibility for
the Memphis plant, and will assume new responsibility as Director of Engineering
and Manufacturing for Atlantic Track.
Track currently produces new, special trackwork at its plant in Richmond, Il.
The Memphis plant will add additional manufacturing capability to Atlantic Track,
especially in more highly engineered items such as spring frogs and crossings,
and will offer reconditioned frogs, switches and other railroad items manufactured
in Memphis to the southeastern USA.
Track intends to grow its frog and switch manufacturing business" according to
Peter Hughes, President of Atlantic Track. Over the past number of years, Atlantic
Track has acquired and installed equipment necessary to manufacture track products
that are essential to railroads in the USA and internationally. "We need additional
equipment to expand our product offering", Hughes said, "but even more we needed
a leader who could consolidate and coordinate into a unified plan the capabilities
of all our plants. With more than 25 years of experience in the engineering and
manufacture of railroad trackwork and components, Jeff is that recognized leader."
Founded in 1924, Atlantic Track is a
manufacturer of new and reconditioned switches and trackwork components; a manufacturer
of new composite third rail and fiberglass insulators and coverboard; a nation-wide
supplier of new and relay quality rails and OTM; and is a leading supplier of
crane rails and accessories.
Track has sales, production and warehousing locations in 10 states and is ISO