DENVER – Tim Eklund, Vice President of Transload and Logistics at OmniTRAX, Inc., one of the largest privately held transportation service companies in North America and an affiliate of The Broe Group, is speaking on a panel about transload facilities at the BizWest Energy Summit “The Ranch” at Larimer County Fairgrounds in Loveland today. Titled On Track, the session will share trends in transloading, including current activities and potential opportunities.
“The Northern Colorado energy community that attends the BizWest Energy Summit is an important audience for us, so I’m eager to share our vision for the transload industry during this panel. We’ll review how the industry is helping energy shippers dramatically improve the efficiency of their supply chains by using third party logistics experts and present several business use cases to validate transloading,” said Eklund, who also serves as President of OmniTRAX Logistics Services, LLC (OLS).
In addition to Eklund, members of the On Track panel include Adam Bedard, CEO, ARB Midstream; Bud Mushlitz, President, Rail Services and Facilities, Omaha Track and Chris Gall, Vice President, Global Supply Chain and Manufacturing, Calfrac Well Services Ltd.
OLS currently operates transload and terminal facilities on OmniTRAX–affiliated railroads located in Windsor, CO.; Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK; Brownsville, TX and Peru, IL. Through these existing facilities, OLS handles a diverse range of commodities, including industrial products, steel, building products, frac sand, chemicals and plastics.
About OmniTRAX, Inc.
As one of North America’s largest private railroad and transportation management companies, OmniTRAX’s core capabilities range from providing management services to railroad and port services and to intermodal and industrial switching operations. Through its affiliation with The Broe Group and its portfolio of managed companies, OmniTRAX also has the unique capability of offering specialized industrial development and real estate solutions, both on and off the rail network managed by OmniTRAX. More information is available at www.omnitrax.com.
About The Broe Group
The Broe Group, based in Denver, Colorado, is a diversified privately-owned enterprise with a multi-billion dollar asset base. The Broe Group and its affiliates employ more than 1,000 people directly and provide employment for countless others through its Great Western Industrial Park in Northern Colorado. The Broe Group and its affiliates own and/or manage commercial real estate and other businesses across North America. Its transportation affiliate, OmniTRAX, Inc., is a leading transportation services firm with railroad, port and terminal operations, and is the 2nd largest operator of short-line railroads in the U.S. Its energy affiliate, Great Western Oil & Gas Company, is a top 10 driller in Colorado and among the top 100 drillers in the U.S. The Broe Group has multiple other investment affiliates, including Three Leaf Ventures, which is focused on innovative healthcare technology start-ups. For more information, see www.broe.com.