NEW SERVICE OPERATION AT CENTRAL APPALACHIA INLAND PORT AT PRICHARD IN WV
R. J. Corman Switching Company, LLC, a subsidiary of R. J. Corman Railroad Group, was awarded a contract to lease the Central Appalachia Inland Port at Prichard (CAIPP) in Wayne County, West Virginia.
The Central Appalachia Inland Port is a 65-acre facility at the southern end of Prichard, WV, owned by the Wayne County Commission and designed to transfer shipping containers between railcars and trucks. The CAIPP is served by Norfolk Southern Railway’s (NS) Kenova District.
In this multi-phase project, R. J. Corman Switching Company will utilize a portion of the site as a car repair hub. The company has established a partnership with railroads, car owners, and clients to operate mechanical car repair services at 12 other sites nationwide. In this first phase of operations at the CAIPP, R. J. Corman Switching Company will have diverse equipment and assets and a workforce of 14 employees covering various roles, including mechanical specialists, quality control, administration, and management.
In additional phases, R. J. Corman Switching Company will seek to expand operations to various new capabilities to grow services and increase economic impact for the region.