REMSA Member Loram Technologies, Inc. Hosts Rep. Carter, Others for Groundbreaking of Global Rail Technology Campus
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 3, 2023
Contact: Mike McGonagle
Georgetown, Texas –REMSA and NRC member company Loram Technologies, Inc. hosted Congressman John Carter (TX-31) for a groundbreaking event of the organization’s Global Rail Campus, a soon-to-be constructed state-of-the-art facility. The new facility will be nearly 92,000 square feet and include a corporate office and facility with rail access. Rep. Carter currently serves on the House Appropriations Committee, where he is the Chair of the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Subcommittee. He also serves on the Defense Subcommittee and Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Subcommittee.
Greg Grissom, President of Loram Technologies, Inc.; Bradley Willems, CEO, Loram; Josh Schroeder, Mayor of Georgetown, TX; and Congressman Carter all delivered remarks to a crowd of over 100 stakeholders in attendance for the event. “It was terrific hosting Rep. Carter at our groundbreaking and facility today. Being able to share Loram’s story with the Congressman and stakeholders at this unique event was a terrific experience. Our company’s story of maintaining the safety culture we have established while maintaining growth is something in which we take a lot of pride, and I was glad we had the opportunity to share that today,” said Nate Bachman, VP Sales & Business Development for Loram Technologies.
Based in Georgetown, Texas, Loram Technologies, Inc. creates innovative solutions to help the railroad industry and employs over 100 employees in Georgetown. The soon-to-be constructed HQ and facility for Loram Technologies, Inc. will continue to produce and manufacture maintenance-of-way equipment, inspection technologies, and provide MOW and inspection technology services to customers. Loram Technologies, Inc. is part of the Loram Corporation (Loram), based out of Hamel, Minnesota and was acquired by Loram in 2020 (formerly Georgetown Rail Equipment Company or “GREX”). Loram employs more than 1,800 individuals with the majority of those being heavy equipment operators and maintainers working on railway lines across North America. The company has manufacturing facilities and corporate offices in Minnesota, Illinois and Texas.
Loram Technologies, Inc. is a member of the Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA), and the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC), two U.S. trade associations which advocate on behalf of railroad contractors and suppliers. Additionally, Nate Bachman of Loram Technologies, Inc. serves as Vice Chairman on the REMSA Board of Directors.
Other attendees participating in the groundbreaking event included: Matt Ginsberg, President, TGA AMS, LLC and Mike McGonagle, REMSA Vice President Government Affairs and NRC Vice President Government Affairs & Operations
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.
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.