American Railcar Industries is opening a railcar maintenance facility in Brookhaven, Miss., in Lincoln County, expanding its presence in southwest Mississippi, according to Mississippi’s Gov. Phil Bryant, local officials and ARI officials, the Mississippi Development Authority reports.
The new facility, which will complement the company’s operations in Bude, Miss., represents a company investment of $7 million. It will provide light maintenance activities, cleaning and simple repair for up to 100 railcars at a time. It is designed to provide “quick turn” light repair capabilities geared towards expediting railcars back into service. Meanwhile, activities at the Bude facility include wreck repair, wheel and axle repair, cleaning, interior lining and painting, with the capacity to house 250 railcars at a time.
The MDA provided assistance to ARI to help construct its new Brookhaven facility. The city of Brookhaven and Lincoln County also helped out on the project.