August 15, 2017
R. J. Corman Railroad Company: Beginning Service to Hankook Tire
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.
When all of the construction was complete, 91,048 cubic yards of dirt was moved, 12,297 feet of new track was laid, and 5 new switches and 3 new road crossings were added. Construction was completed in July of 2017, and it is anticipated that the site will start receiving railcars in September 2017. We look forward to providing high quality, timely service to Hankook and growing our partnership.