NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (March 29, 2013) — R.J. Corman Railroad Group this week announced its entrance into signal system design, wiring, construction, maintenance, packaging and material warehousing/logistics through its new company R.J. Corman Signaling, LLC.
“Work on the Nicholasville, Ky., facility is nearing completion. We have identified a Jacksonville/Orange Park, Fla., location for a second facility to help us accelerate our early stage growth in engineering and construction,” said Mike Wilson, VP of the new company. “Our short-term plans include hiring over 100 new employees to support engineering and the signal shop, although construction and maintenance demands will drive that much higher.”
Wilson joined R.J. Corman earlier this year to help develop the business plan and strategy for the new segment of the company, said Craig King, president of R.J. Corman Railroad Group.
R J. Corman, founded in 1973, is a multi-service provider to the railroad industry with more than 40 locations throughout the United States, including eleven short line railroads. Services include railroad construction, derailment services, material sales, storm team emergency response, distribution centers, switching services, My Old Kentucky Dinner Train, R.J. Corman Railpower Locomotives and railroad signaling.