Herzog Technologies Hosts U.S. Rep. Beth Van Duyne on Facility Tour

NRC and REMSA member company Herzog Technologies, Inc. (HTI) hosted U.S. Rep. Beth Van Duyne (TX-24) on a tour of its facility in Fort Worth, TX.  Van Duyne serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means and the House Committee on Small Business. She previously served on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. HTI provides innovative technology-based solutions to the railroad industry, from planning to operations, and basic engineering to complex turnkey system integration.

HTI President Jim Hanlon, Herzog Chief Commercial Officer Jim Hansen, and Herzog Senior Vice President of Quality Assurance & Rail Detection Innovation Troy Elbert led led a tour of the facility with Van Duyne and then a meeting with employees.

“It was terrific hosting Rep. Van Duyne at our facility today. It was a great experience being able to share with the Congresswoman the footprint that HTI – and Herzog, in general – has throughout the great state of Texas and the country. Safety without compromise is the foundation of Herzog’s culture. I was glad we got to showcase that to the Congresswoman,” said Hanlon.

U.S. Rep. Van Duyne and others participating in the tour discussed HTI services the the resulting economic benefit in Texas and throughout the nation as well as the importance of safety culture to HTI and the entire Herzog team.

Other attendees include Husch Blackwell Strategies Director of Transportation and Infrastructure Eric Lausten and Mike McGonagle, NRC vice president of government affairs & operations and REMSA vice president of government affairs.

Founded in 1969, Herzog Contracting Corp. has served the railroad industry and related industries spanning the globe. Herzog and its divisions employ over 2800 people in the United States and Canada, move over 32 million passengers annually, and have over 4000 Herzog-owned & leased railcars. Beginning as an asphalt paving company, Herzog Contracting Corp. expanded its capabilities and service locations for rail and highway construction, environmental work, mass transit operations, maintenance-of-way services, and railcar leasing. Herzog Contracting Corp. has expanded and grown to include five divisions, including HTI. HTI is a member of the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) and the Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA), two U.S. trade associations that advocate on behalf of railroad contractors and suppliers. Additionally, Jim Hansen serves on NRC’s board of directors and Troy Elbert serves on REMSA’s board of directors.

What our members say…

The event at our facility in Kansas City, Kansas, proved to be a great way to engage our employees, the industry, and our local U.S. representative. The NRC did much of the heavy lifting to put this event together in a matter of weeks. We were fortunate our congresswoman took a genuine interest in our business. She spent additional time in discussions with our team and toured our manufacturing facility.

Kellen Desmond

President

A&K Railroad Materials

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