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Mervis Railcar Plans $35 Million Railcar Refurbishing Facility In Hutchinson, Kansas

10/30/2014
Mervis Railcar, a division of Mervis Industries, will establish a $35 million railcar refurbishing facility in Hutchinson, Kansas, with plans to hire 150 associates during the next three years. The establishment of the Hutchinson facility will include the construction of four buildings and more than 20,000 feet of railroad track.

The Hutchinson facility will be the only facility in the nation capable of receiving and servicing a unit train of 100 or more cars. The company will provide industrial railcar refurbishing services to oil, fuel, agricultural and other rail using industries. The recent growth in oil and fuel transportation by rail has increased the need for maintenance services including cleaning, painting and welding repairs.

“Hutchinson had the critical components that we needed: excellent rail connections, an available workforce with a strong work ethic, a convenient central location and a high quality educational system focused on providing the training necessary for the skilled industrial jobs that we will need to fill,” said Adam Mervis, CEO of Mervis Industries.

The Kansas Departments of Commerce and Transportation partnered with the Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce and community leadership to help bring Mervis Railcar to Hutchinson.

“Mervis chose Kansas as the best place to build its new facility because we have a skilled workforce and excellent infrastructure,” said Governor Sam Brownback. “The company’s investment in Hutchinson will contribute to our state’s continued strong economic growth.”

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