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genesee & wyoming inc. solutions
www.gwrr.com / Revenue: $2 billion / HQ: Darien, Conn. / Employees: 8,000 / Specialty: Shortline and regional freight railroad /
Kristine Storm, vice president: "Safety is our No. 1 priority."

A Full Head of Steam
Genesee & Wyoming has centralized its purchasing operations and
driven costs down. By Chris Kelsch

When Kristine Storm hopped
aboard Genesee & Wyoming
(G&W) Inc. in 2012, she came as
part of a package deal: She was
working with RailAmerica and
headed their purchasing department when G&W purchased RailAmerica's 46 shortline railroads
that year.

G&W acquired more than
another railroad when it closed the
deal. Since joining G&W, Storm
has headed up a rigorous effort to
centralize a purchasing effort that
was handled separately by each of
the company's 100-plus individual
railroads at the time. "It seems
hard to believe," Storm recalls.

G&W's purchasing expenditures
are broken down into two sections: mechanical, which focuses
on locomotives and freight cars;
and engineering.

"But we only had two people looking at our capital expenditures."
To put it into context, the acquisition combined the two largest
shortline railroads in the United
States, creating a massive company that today controls 122 railroads
in five countries, 13,000 track
miles and 1,350 locomotives. G&W
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