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TRUCKING& FREIGHTING “We are looking for new investment above and beyond the nine customers we have.” -Matt Cundiff, executive vice president Iron Constitution PATIENCE AND OPPORTUNITIES SEIZED HAVE HELPED IRONHORSE RESOURCES AND ITS GARDENDALE RAILROAD SEE SUCCESS. >IRONHORSE RESOURCES // Once Ironhorse Resources began developing its Gardendale Railroad in Texas, frac sand and crude oil customers lined up for subleases. BY E R I C S L AC K taining ownership of the connecting in- Railroad in Middleton, Tenn.; Rio Valley Ironhorse Resources has built a terchange track and railroad right-of- Switching Company in McAllen, Texas; legacy based on seeking opportunity. way. Then we started getting calls a few Santa Teresa Southern Railroad in Santa After waiting patiently for one of its years ago about the track as the Eagle Teresa, N.M.; Southern Switching Com- short-line railroad properties to return to Ford Shale play began to heat up and new pany in Abilene, Texas; Border Transload viability, Ironhorse is now seeing a mass pipeline projects came into place.” & Transfer, a logistics solutions company of activity at its Gardendale Railroad in Gardendale, Texas. “My father started Ironhorse in 1989 Today, Ironhorse is headquartered in in Las Cruces, N.M., and Donna, Texas; O’Fallon, Ill., and is the parent company Border Transload & Freight Services, a of a number of operating companies. and acquired a few small railroad opera- Ironhorse’s subsidiaries are five short- -----------------------------------------------[ P R O F I L E ] tions,” Executive Vice President Matt line railroads, two transload facilities and Ironhorse Resources Cundiff says. “One was Gardendale, at the two trucking companies. time called Crystal City Railroad, ac- In addition to Gardendale, Ironhorse’s Headquarters: O'Fallon, Ill. quired from Missouri Pacific. In the early portfolio of operations includes Caney Employees: 200 1990s, it lost its viability so we aban- Fork & Western Railroad in McMin- Specialty: Logistics services doned and sold 49 of the 50 miles, main- nville, Tenn.; Mississippi Tennessee -------------------------------------------------------------- 36 TLIMAGAZINE.COM FALL 2013 http://www.TLIMAGAZINE.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Transportation & Logistics International - Fall 2013

Transportation & Logistics International - Fall 2013
Panama Canal
Distribution Centers
Fleet Efficiency
GE Transportation
Lake State Railway Corp.
LT Enterprises
Boasso America
Dee King Trucking
Heritage Environmental
Flower Transfer Logistics
Ironhorse Resources
Jim Palmer Trucking
Polaris Transport
Tennant Truck Lines
Ace International Holdings Ltd.
Webtech Wireless Inc.
Downtime Fleet Management Services
Motiv Power Systems
Waste Management
Zoresco Equipment Co.
Bowhead Transport Co. LLC
Harbour Link Container Services Inc.
Harley Marine Services
Air Transat Cargo
Cutter Aviation
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
All Pro Freight Systems Inc.
Legacy Transportation Services
Last Look

Transportation & Logistics International - Fall 2013