NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 23, 2013) — Richard J. Corman died Friday after a lengthy battle with cancer.
The 58-year-old founder and owner of the R.J. Corman Railroad Group died in his home at about 11 a.m., according to company spokesperson Noel Rush.
Corman founded the multimillion-dollar railroad and construction company in 1973 after graduating from high school. In just over 35 years, he turned the company that started with a single backhoe into one of the nation’s leading railroad service providers, operating in 21 states. The Nicholasville-based company has more than 1,000 employees.
Corman was very well known and loved in Central Kentucky.
The R.J. Corman Railroad Group said it will release an official statement about Corman’s death later.