Press release, September
25, 2014 . . .
Randy Hultgren Visits Atlantic Track in Richmond, IL, Discusses Atlantic Track’s
Expansion in Illinois.
|Shown (left to right): Congressman Randy
Hultgren, George Perrelli (Plant Manager, Atlantic Track), Ashley Bosch (V.P.
of Grassroots Advocacy and Events, NRC), Dave Francis (V.P.-Midwest Region, Atlantic
IL – On 9/22/14, U.S. Congressman Randy Hultgren (R-IL-14, Financial Services
Committee and Science, Space and Technology Committee) joined representatives
from Atlantic Track and the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association
(NRC) for a tour of Atlantic Track’s manufacturing facility in Richmond, IL. The
NRC organized the event.
Upon his arrival,
Congressman Hultgren was greeted by Atlantic Track’s Richmond team, including
Vice President – Midwest Region Dave Francis and Plant Manager George Perrelli.
The Congressman was briefed on Atlantic Track’s history, current operations, and
recent growth and expansion in Richmond and Chicago Heights, IL.
Track supplies new & relay rail, joint bars, tie plates and other track material
to Class I and short line railroads, transit agencies, rail contractors and end
users in the US, Canada and worldwide. In addition to rail and track material
distribution, Atlantic Track manufacturers turnouts, specialty trackwork, transit
rail products, compromise rails, movable bridge joints, track panels and more.
Their other products and services include crane runway and transit systems.
Track’s Richmond facility boasts hardworking employees who manufacture special
track components vital to railroads nationwide. Atlantic Track is an ESOP (employee
stock ownership plan) company where each employee actually is an owner and has
a stake in the company’s success” said Congressman Hultgren. “They believe in
old fashioned blood, sweat and tears, working long hours to meet the high demand
for their quality products, and have invested millions to expand their operations
in the 14th District. Northern Illinois is a major cargo and freight hub for our
nation—seeing Atlantic Track’s facility first-hand makes me proud to represent
them in Congress.”
The NRC is the only national trade association
organized specifically to serve the needs of railroad contractors, suppliers,
and the entire railroad and rail transit construction industry. For more information