NRC and REMSA member company Loram Technologies, Inc. hosted U.S. Rep. John Carter (TX-31) for a groundbreaking for its new Global Rail Campus. The 92,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Georgetown, Texas will feature corporate offices and rail access. U.S. Rep. Carter currently serves on the House Appropriations Committee, where he is the Chair of the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Subcommittee. He also serves on the Defense Subcommittee and Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Subcommittee.
Featured speakers, including Lorman Technologies President Greg Grissom and CEO Bradley Willems, and Georgetown Mayor Josh Schroeder, delivered remarks to more than 100 elected officials, civic and rail industry leaders, and employees who attended the event.
“It was terrific hosting Rep. Carter at the groundbreaking of our new facility today and to have the opportunity to share Loram’s story. We take a great deal of price in our company’s story of establishing a strong safety culture and growing our business. It was an honor to share it with Rep. Carter and with our other guests in attendance,” said Nate Bachman, Lorman Technologies vice president of Sales & Business Development.
Based in Georgetown, Texas, Loram Technologies creates innovative solutions to help the railroad industry. It has more than 100 employees at its Georgetown facility. Lorman Technologies new headquarters will continue to manufacture maintenance-of-way equipment, inspection technologies, and provide MOW and inspection technology services to customers. Loram Technologies, formerly known as Georgetown Rail Equipment Company (or "GREX"), was acquired by Loram Corporation (Loram) in 2020. Loram is based in Hamel, Minnesota, has more than 1,800 employees, a majority of which serve as heavy equipment operators and maintainers working on railway lines across North America. The company operates facilities Texas, Minnesota, and Illinois.
Loram Technologies 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. Nate Bachman of Loram Technologies serves as vice chairman on the REMSA Board of Directors. Other attendees participating in the groundbreaking event included: TGA Association Management Solutions President Matt Ginsberg, and NRC Vice President of Government Affiars & Operations and REMSA Vice President of Government Affairs Michael McGonagle.
About the NRC - The NRC is a U.S. trade association that advances the mutual interests of railway contractors and suppliers who construct, maintain and supply freight railroads and rail-transit and passenger lines. Founded in 1978,the NRC connects members with other railway industry professionals and government officials and policy makers. The NRC collaborates with its members, government, and industry leaders to create a positive business climate and to make railway construction and maintenance safer and more efficient. www.nrcma.org
About REMSA - REMSA’s mission is to provide global business development opportunities, to transfer knowledge about markets, products and the industry to members and their customers, and to support the initiatives advancing the North American railroad industry. REMSA was created in 1965 by the merger of the Association of Track and Structure Suppliers and the National Railway Appliances Association, two long-standing organizations in the railroad maintenance-of-way industry. The association represents companies and individuals who manufacture or sell maintenance-of-way equipment, products, and services, or are engineers, contractors and consultants working in construction and/or maintenance of railroad transportation facilities. REMSA members constitute a large part o fthe maintenance-of-way industry. ww.remsa.org