Eagle Railcar Services, a leading provider of railcar repair and maintenance services, is excited to announce that it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire the assets and personnel of Rescar Companies’ Plant Services Division. This purchase adds five full-service railcar repair and maintenance facilities to Eagle’s current network, bringing the total facility count to 10. With the Rescar acquisition, Eagle Railcar Services’ network of 10 plant locations will employ almost 1,200 full-time personnel. Eagle Railcar Services intends to increase the number of employees in each of its 10 markets to support planned growth.
“The Rescar plant locations align perfectly with Eagle Railcar Services’ strategy of offering a broad array of services, for all railcar types, with a national geographic footprint primarily located on Class 1 Railroads along heavy rail traffic routes,” said Marc Walraven, president and wwner of Eagle Railcar Services. “Most importantly, this acquisition allows us to accelerate our growth while delivering the superior customer service for which Eagle is known in the industry.”
The acquisition, which is expected to close the first week in August 2019, makes Eagle Railcar Services the largest full-service provider of railcar repair and maintenance services in the United States. “Adding the Rescar shops to our portfolio will broaden our geographic reach and will double our network capacity, allowing us to better serve our customers in all regions of the country,” said Walraven. “Most importantly, this acquisition supports our growth strategy, which includes increasing the number of people that we employee in each of our 10 key markets.”
This acquisition supports the long-range growth goals that Walraven set for Eagle Railcar Services eight years ago. In June 2011, with only two shop locations and 120 employees, Walraven saw the need in the industry to create a national network of railcar plants. He set into motion his vision for the future of the company that he refers to as his “10-10-1000 plan”. The 10-year plan called for Eagle to build a world class railcar repair network of 10 full-service plant locations creating 1,000 permanent jobs.
Walraven said that “while we are two years ahead of schedule with our growth objectives, we have a lot of work in front of us to fully integrate the Rescar facilities and 400 new employees into the Eagle system. Once accomplished, we will then begin setting goals for the next decade.”
Eagle Railcar Services plans to immediately start hiring locally. For more information about available positions, contact Harry Dominguez at 812-254-8940 or Harry.Dominguez@EagleRailcar.com.