Eagle Railcar Services Soars Into Expansion - KAUZ-TV: Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Eagle Railcar Services Soars Into Expansion

 With one snap of the scissors, the Phase Two Expansion of Eagle Railcar Services was underway. The company, which inspects, repairs, and repaints rail cars, broke ground in Wichita Falls in October of 2013, promising thirty two jobs.

"These are primary jobs," explained President of the Wichita Falls Economic Development Corporation Board Dick Bundy. "They are the jobs that make our economy grow."

Less than two years later, the company has more than doubled that promise, and currently employs 73 people.

"And we could easily double it with the customer demand that we have now," explained Owner of Eagle Railcar Services Marc Walraven. "So as soon as we can get these people in and get them trained, the workforce is going to grow rapidly."

A new computer animated sponge jet blaster will help workers "blast" through the repair process faster, cutting down the man hours required from twenty to two.

But don't think that means workers won't be busy. New federal safety modifications required on rail cars means that trains will keep a rollin' all night along.

"There are about 90,000 rail cars that are required to be modified in the next several years, and so there's going to be a large influx of work," Walraven said.

This translates to more jobs and more tax revenue for the city and county, as Eagle Railcar soars down its' ever growing tracks.

"As long as people keep working, keep looking for new opportunities, things are gonna be ok. And I think this is a week to celebrate things getting ok faster than we ever expected," Congressman Mac Thornberry, who attended the Phase Two ribbon cutting ceremony, added.

Dave Caulfield, Newschannel 6
  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • Obama's Charlottesville tweet most liked ever

    Obama's Charlottesville tweet most liked ever

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 6:02 AM EDT2017-08-16 10:02:13 GMT
    Wednesday, August 16 2017 6:30 AM EDT2017-08-16 10:30:23 GMT

    As of Wednesday morning, it's been retweeted more than 1.2 million times and has 3 million likes. Twitter said it's the most likes for a tweet ever.

    As of Wednesday morning, it's been retweeted more than 1.2 million times and has 3 million likes. Twitter said it's the most likes for a tweet ever.

  • New contact protocols for NCAA football teams

    New contact protocols for NCAA football teams

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 6:23 AM EDT2017-08-16 10:23:17 GMT
    (Source: KAUZ)(Source: KAUZ)

    The traditional August football two-a-days have been banned at the college level by the NCAA. 

    The traditional August football two-a-days have been banned at the college level by the NCAA. 

  • Local developer not concerned by recent business closures

    Local developer not concerned by recent business closures

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 1:19 AM EDT2017-08-16 05:19:52 GMT
    (Source:KAUZ)(Source:KAUZ)

    Businesses are coming and going in Wichita Falls, but one property developer and leasing manager said new prospects are already knocking on the door. 

    Businesses are coming and going in Wichita Falls, but one property developer and leasing manager said new prospects are already knocking on the door. 

Powered by Frankly