DENVER – OmniTRAX Logistics Services, LLC (OLS), the transloading, terminal and logistics affiliate of OmniTRAX, Inc., recently managed the handling and warehousing of over 10 million pounds of coiled steel for one of their transload customers in Sand Springs, OK. The operation involved a dedicated 50-car train with 225 steel coils each weighing 45,000 pounds received from NUCOR Steel in Hickman, AR via the OmniTRAX-managed Sand Springs Railway Company and BNSF Railway, and transported to a leading steel pipe manufacturer in Sand Springs.
“This operation demonstrates our full capabilities as a company – working with all partners in our transportation and logistics network, including the BNSF Railway, to move this amount of coiled steel from the point of production to the point of manufacturing safely and efficiently. Our team worked very hard to make this process easy for our customer by coordinating all activities with each party and communicating all progress in near real time,” said Tim Eklund, Vice President – Transload and Logistics at OmniTRAX.
The steel coil is being shipped to one of North America’s foremost providers of tubing solutions to the global market, for processing into pipes and structural rods and will be temporarily stored at the OLS transload facility in Sand Springs. In the past, this quantity of steel has traditionally moved by barge.
“This shipment demonstrates that rail is a competitive option in many instances where it hasn’t been utilized previously,” added Eklund.
OLS currently operates transload and terminal facilities on OmniTRAX–affiliated railroads located in Windsor, CO.; Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK; Brownsville, TX, Borger, TX and soon in Grand Forks, BC, and Stockton, CA. 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 privately-held railroad and transportation management companies, OmniTRAX’s core capabilities range from providing management services to railroad and port services 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.