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CRU LOGISTICS

FALL 2015

successful with its customers, CRU
Logistics plans to commercialize SandCommand™ and its sister program,
BarrelCommand™, which is used for
inventory control of liquid bulk such
as oil and asphalt. The company would
roll out the program under a different
entity and offer it to anyone who wants
it, whether customers or competitors.
"Approximately six months ago, we
noticed that companies were paying
much more attention to cost savings,"
Tenorio says. "And SandCommand™
has a way to collect data and provide
analytics the customer can use. It's a
perfect way to be proactive instead of
reactive in cost analysis."

BEHIND THE SCENES
Tenorio got into the frac sand industry
in 2007. Oddly enough, he worked in
publishing before moving to Texas to

help a friend start a trucking company
that was moving frac sand. This move
coincided with the horizontal drilling
phenomenon and he says that he's been
trying to keep up ever since. "CRU
Logistics has typically stayed under
the radar," he says. "Only recently have
we taken more to press releasing and
speaking at conferences. We firmly believe that our efficiencies in transloading and logistics are what the industry
currently needs to survive."
He describes the corporate office
as a small group of professionals, who
all wear a lot of different hats. The
president, CFO and Tenorio work
hand-in-hand on a daily basis. CRU
Logistics also strives to maintain great
relationships with its vendors, such as
Plan Architects and Diamond K, which
were instrumental in building its three
facilities. "We like to use local con-

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tractors if possible," Tenorio says. "It's
better for the community and for us."
Although CRU Logistics is a stickler
for details and a tough project overseer,
its vendors and customers appreciate
the hard work. "You try to be creative
and stay in contact with customers to
help them save money and stay afloat,"
he says. "We are very quick to reach out
to customers to see how we could help
them weather any storm. They appreciate our work and trust us." EMI
+ CRU and RO&A-A Winning Combination
A number of years ago CRU looked to diversify its
rail transloading and terminal services by adding
proppants to its portfolio. CRU wanted a design-build
partner that truly understood the multifaceted
complexity of combining land acquisition, site
development, systems engineering, equipment procurement, and construction management. Robert
Ober & Associates were chosen, and its design-build
enterprises Plant Architects + Plant Outfitters met
their challenges.
In 2015 RO&A are proud to have been selected
to deliver our third project for CRU-Alamo Junction
Rail Yard in Elmendorf, Texas. Congratulations to
CRU on this unique model transloading facility! Info@
robertober.com

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