Outlook 2018: Bill Dorris, J-Track LLC Central Division
J-Track LLC is now in its second year of operating an office in the Midwest. Our Chicagoland operation has an office in Lisle, Illinois, with a shop and material yard in Joliet, Illinois.
Our operation in the Midwest has grown since our start in early 2016. We have taken on some very nice projects to date, and continue to build our customer base and expand our reach regarding territory. Our corporate office is headquartered in College Point, New York.
The NY Division of J-Track is also adding new customers to their base and new projects as well. Mitch Levine, President of J-Track, is very positive on the direction both the NY and Central Division are heading. We are starting to see some very nice opportunities being let for bid for work that will get started in the spring of next year.
We continue to gain new customers and expand our reach into various parts of the country. We are currently building new rail yard expansion projects in Texas and Wisconsin for Union Pacific Railroad and CN. We are also providing our services and experienced staff to perform general maintenance repairs, track upgrades and some new construction for private industries in the Midwest.
The coming 2018 construction season will open up more opportunities for us to expand our reach even further in every direction. We are also looking forward to the new infrastructure bill becoming a reality coming out of Washington, D.C., in the spring. This bill should be a terrific shot in the arm for rail contractors, suppliers and rail engineering companies alike.
J-Track’s NY and Chicago divisions look forward to gaining our share of the work to be let for public and private bid opportunities in 2018. We remain well positioned within the two largest rail markets in the country and expect the coming year to be full of new projects and challenges alike.