The Andersons Inc. has signed an agreement to purchase the Danville Railcar Facility, Danville, IL, from FreightCar America Inc.
The company intends to turn the former freight car manufacturing plant into a full-service freight and tank railcar repair shop.
The 308,000 square-foot Danville facility is situated along the CSX Transportation network and can store up to 400 railcars. From the facility, The Andersons Rail Group will provide a wide range of services, including railcar repair, painting, blasting, cleaning, tank car certification and scrapping.
Danville will be the Rail Group’s 21st shop in the United States, strategically located in the high-volume Midwest rail transportation corridor.