Triple-S Steel was established in 1960 in Houston, Texas. For the past 57 years, they have grown from a small family retail operation, to selling nearly 500,000 tons of steel products a year. In May of 2014, R. J. Corman Distribution team began helping Triple-S Steel with a large warehouse in Woodburn, Kentucky where they ship their products.
For nine years, R. J. Corman Railroad Company served the J.M. Smucker jelly plant on their Tennessee Terminal, but the plant slowly began to decrease the production of its fruit spreads. Smucker’s announced in 2010 the plan to close the jelly plant in Memphis, Tennessee by the summer of 2013, and instead, was going to invest more into the facility in Orrville, Ohio, where the company is based.
Hankook Tire built their first manufacturing facility in the United States in Clarksville, Tennessee. The company has 8 locations worldwide, but decided when they built the Tennessee facility to start receiving their material by rail for the first time. R. J. Corman Railroad Company began construction on a rail spur in March of 2015, building track on the inside of the facility and out to their Memphis Line.
In September of 2016, Constellium-UACJ opened in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Constellium is an aluminum production facility that provides parts for the automotive industry. The R. J. Corman Distribution Center in South Union, KY stores and ships the aluminum coils, which weigh up to 45,000 pounds, into the Kentucky Transpark for the plant. The coils are then used to produce finished aluminum body sheets which will be used at major automotive manufacturers.
Bluegrass One is an eco·friendly genset locomotive that was built entirely in the state of Kentucky. It was designed by R. J. Corman Rail power Locomotives and built to carry heavy freight loads using a gen set engine system that would decrease fuel consumption and harmful emissions. After being awarded a CMAQ Grant in September of 2009, R. J. Corman began working on gathering the documents required to build the locomotive.
50 Miles from Callahan to Starke, FL CSX created the S-Line project to increase capacity and shift traffic from their A-Line to the S-Line. This was due to selling a portion of their A-Line to the State of Florida for the SunRail project.
50+ Miles of Surfacing 40,000+ New Crosstie Intallation 76 Rehabbed Road Crossings 42+ Lineal Miles CWR Relay 29 New Turnouts
In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast as a Category 3 storm. At the time, Katrina was the most costly, as well as the fifth deadliest, hurricane in the history of the United States. The massive storm surge caused severe destruction along the Gulf Coast and decimated parts of southern Mississippi.
Submerged In the Midwest: R. J. Corman Storm Team Responds To A 500-Year Flood R. J. Corman Storm Team repaired rain washouts in the Midwest in April 2008, but the devastating rains were yet to come. By mid-June of the same year, record breaking rain hit and levees along the Mississippi River started failing with Iowa and Missouri hit the hardest by flood waters. U.S.
On August 29, 2005 at 6:10 a.m. Hurricane Katrina, a devastating Category 3 storm, slammed into the central Gulf Coast near Buras-Triumph, Louisiana. The 145 mile-per- hour winds and heavy rains created a storm surge that soon breached the levee system protecting New Orleans. In the end, Katrina left 90 percent of the once vibrant city of New Orleans submerged in water. In the days and hours before Katrina hit, most people along the coast prepared to save what they could of their lives.