Railcar repair company breaks ground on facility

By The Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Louisville Railcar Repair has broken ground on a new facility at the site of the transload rail facility in Louisville, Miss., in Winston County.

The project, which will consist of repair, paint and welding facilities, represents a company investment of $1.3 million and will create 30 new jobs.

In 2011, the city of Louisville purchased property to create the transload rail facility so area industries could load and unload goods being shipped on the Kansas City Southern Railroad.

Louisville Railcar Repair opened in June 2011. The company repairs, refurbishes and services railcars that have been involved in train accidents and/or derailments, as well as railcars that need replacement parts due to metal fatigue or scheduled inspections per federal transportation requirements.