The immediate need for concrete ties by the All Aboard Florida passenger rail project helped justify an investment in construction of a new pre-stress concrete ties manufacturing facility in Florida.

"Building a new plant in Fort Pierce not only allows us to bring better value products to our key customers, but it will bring 42 full-time, well-paying jobs as well as tax revenue to the city," says Brett Urquhart, vice president of business development. Construction on the new facility in will begin immediately and the production of concrete ties will start in early 2016.

The Florida East Coast Railway is a 351-mile freight rail system located along the east coast of Florida. It is the exclusive rail provider for Port Miami, Port Everglades, and Port of Palm Beach. FECR connects to the national railway system in Jacksonville, Florida, to move cargo originating or terminating there. Based in Jacksonville, Florida, FECR provides end-to-end intermodal and carload solutions to customers who demand cost-effective and premium quality. Read More