Move gives OmniTRAX first venture in Oklahoma
OmniTRAX Logistics Services leases transload facility to support growth
DENVER – Sand Springs Railway Company is being acquired by Sand Springs Holdings, LLC, a managed affiliate of OmniTRAX, Inc., one of the largest privately held rail service companies in North America. The Sand Springs Railway, which runs freight service between Sand Springs and Tulsa, OK on 32 miles of track, will commence operations no later than July 31, 2014. Terms were not disclosed.
The Sand Springs Railway has direct connections with Union Pacific, BNSF and South Kansas Oklahoma Railroad. Traffic handled includes steel, pulpboard, scrap iron, scrap paper, petroleum products, plastics and lumber. Key customers of Sand Springs Railway Company include Yaffe Metals, Baker Petrolite, Webco Industries and Ranger Steel.
“We are excited to be in Oklahoma and involved with a market that shows such great potential for growth. The Sand Springs Railway has a great customer base and we are committed to providing the resources to quickly act on new opportunities there,” said Kevin Shuba, CEO of OmniTRAX.
As part of the deal, OmniTRAX Logistics Services, the company’s transloading unit, is leasing 100,000 sq. ft. of covered warehouse space with heavy lift equipment to serve steel and building products shippers throughout the greater Tulsa area and wider Oklahoma markets.
As one of North America’s largest private railroad and transportation management companies, OmniTRAX’s core capabilities range from providing management services to railroad and port services and 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 Sand Springs Railway Company
The Sand Springs Railway Company is a class III railroad operating freight rail service between Sand Springs and Tulsa over a 32-mile route. The company hauls steel, pulp, scrap iron, scrap paper, petroleum products, plastic, and lumber. It interchanges with the Union Pacific Railroad, BNSF Railway and the South Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad.