REMSA Member Herzog Technologies, Inc. (HTI) Hosts Rep. Beth Van Duyne for Tour of HTI - Texas Facility

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 26, 2024
Contact: Mike McGonagle
Tel: 202-975-0365


Fort Worth, Texas – NRC and REMSA member company Herzog Technologies, Inc. (HTI) hosted U.S. House of Representatives Member Beth Van Duyne (TX-24) for a tour of HTI’s Fort Worth, TX facility. HTI provides innovative technology-based solutions to the railroad industry, from planning to operations, of basic engineering to complex turnkey system integration. Rep. Van Duyne currently serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means and the House Committee on Small Business. Rep. Van Duyne previously served as a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

Jim Hanlon, President of HTI, Jim Hansen, Chief Commercial Officer, Herzog Contracting Corp. and Troy Elbert, Senior VP of Quality Assurance & Rail Detection Innovation of Herzog Services, Inc. led and participated in an employee meeting with Rep. Van Duyne and a tour through the facility. “It was terrific hosting Rep. Van Duyne at our facility today. Being able to share with the Congresswoman the footprint that HTI – and Herzog in general – has throughout the great state of Texas and the Country was a great experience. Safety without Compromise is the foundation of Herzog’s culture, and I was glad we got to showcase that to the Congresswoman,” said Hanlon. Rep. Van Duyne and those participating on the tour talked about the services HTI provides, touched on the economic benefit they provide the state of Texas and the nation, and the importance of safety culture to HTI and the entire Herzog team.

Founded in 1969, Herzog Contracting Corp. has served the railroad industry and related industries spanning the globe. Herzog and its’ divisions employ over 2800 people in the US and Canada, move over 32 million passengers annually, and have over 4000 Herzog-owned & leased railcars. Beginning as an asphalt paving company, Herzog Contracting Corp. expanded its capabilities and service locations for rail and highway construction, environmental work, mass transit operations, maintenance-of-way services, and railcar leasing. Since 1969, Herzog Contracting Corp. has expanded and grown to include five divisions, including HTI. HTI is a member of the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) and the Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA), two U.S. trade associations that advocate on behalf of railroad contractors and suppliers. Additionally, Jim Hansen of Herzog Contracting Corp. serves on NRC’s board of directors and Troy Elbert of Herzog Services Inc. serves on REMSA’s board of directors.

Other attendees participating in the tour and discussion included Eric Lausten, Director, HBS Transportation and Infrastructure, and Mike McGonagle, NRC Vice President Government Affairs & Operations and REMSA Vice President Government Affairs.
About the NRC - The NRC is a U.S. trade association that advances the mutual interests of railway contractors and suppliers who construct, maintain and supply freight railroads and rail-transit and passenger lines. Founded in 1978, the NRC connects members with other railway industry professionals and government officials and policy makers. The NRC collaborates with its members, government, and industry leaders to create a positive business climate and to make railway construction and maintenance safer and more efficient.
About REMSA - REMSA’s mission is to provide global business development opportunities, to transfer knowledge about markets, products and the industry to members and their customers, and to support the initiatives advancing the North American railroad industry. REMSA was created in 1965 by the merger of the Association of Track and Structure Suppliers and the National Railway Appliances Association, two long-standing organizations in the railroad maintenance-of-way industry.  The association represents companies and individuals who manufacture or sell maintenance-of-way equipment, products, and services, or are engineers, contractors and consultants working in construction and/or maintenance of railroad transportation facilities. REMSA members constitute a large part of the maintenance-of-way industry.