Appalachian Railcar Services division acquires Lynchburg-based BRC Rail
The Appalachian Tank Car Division of Appalachian Railcar Services Inc. has acquired BRC Rail, which is based in Lynchburg.
BRC Rail, which provides tank car services to Fortune 500 companies, operates in a number of sites, including Hinton, W.Va., and Elk Mills, Md.
This combined business will double the size of Eleanor, W. Va.-based ARS to more than 300 employees. During the next three years, ARS/BRC Rail is projected to expand the number of employees by an additional 100 employees.
Founded in 2000 by Kurt Higginbotham, ARS has expanded to 34 operations around the United States to serve the coal and railroad industries while also handling major government and military contracts.
While the coal industry remains a major customer, ARS said it is diversifying into other areas such as tank cars.