U.S. Congressman Randy Hultgren Visits Atlantic Track in Richmond, IL, Discusses Atlantic Track Expansion in Illinois
Monday, September 22, 2014
by: Ashley Bosch

Section: 2014 NRC Grassroots Events

From left to right: Congressman Randy, Hultgren, George Perrelli (Atlantic Track), Ashley Bosch (NRC), Dave Francis (Atlantic Track)

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Richmond, IL - On 9/22/14, U.S. Congressman Randy Hultgren (R-IL-14, Financial Services Committee and Science, Space and Technology Committee) joined representatives from Atlantic Track and the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) for a tour of Atlantic Track's manufacturing facility in Richmond, IL. The NRC organized the event.

Upon his arrival, Congressman Hultgren was greeted by Atlantic Track's Richmond team, including Vice President - Midwest Region Dave Francis and Plant Manager George Perrelli. The Congressman was briefed on Atlantic Track's history, current operations, and recent growth and expansion in Richmond and Chicago Heights, IL.

Atlantic Track supplies new & relay rail, joint bars, tie plates and other track material to Class I and short line railroads, transit agencies, rail contractors and end users in the US, Canada and worldwide. In addition to rail and track material distribution, Atlantic Track manufactures turnouts, specialty trackwork, transit rail products, compromise rails, movable bridge joints, track panels and more. Their other products and services include crane runway and transit systems.

"Atlantic Track's Richmond facility boasts hardworking employees who manufacture special track components vital to railroads nationwide. Atlantic Track is an ESOP (employee stock ownership plan) company where each employee actually is an owner and has a stake in the company's success" said Congressman Hultgren. "They believe in old fashioned blood, sweat and tears, working long hours to meet the high demand for their quality products, and have invested millions to expand their operations in the 14th District. Northern Illinois is a major cargo and freight hub for our nation--seeing Atlantic Track's facility first-hand makes me proud to represent them in Congress."

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