Arkansas & Missouri Railroad

Spring Brings New Customer to OTI/A&M in Ft. Smith

As of March 1, 2015, A&M Railroad and Ozark Transmodal have a new customer online in Ft. Smith, Ark.  The new customer, a quarry and mining company, relocated their transload services to the OTI facility in Ft. Smith.  Bulk materials are brought in by covered hopper railcars and transloaded from rail to truck on a newly built spur located in the A&M's rail yard by OTI workers.  OTI has also invested in a new conveyor system for unloading, and is off to a strong start--the new business has already brought in close to a dozen carloads in just the first two weeks.  "We are always excited about new business, and this one is no exception.  Our services are convenient and cost-effective for the customer, and provide new business for both A&M and OTI," says Tracie Loredo, Customer Accounts Manager.

The new business is expected to bring approximately 100 carloads per year to the facility.

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OTI's new conveyor system is placed for unloading (top, middle).  As the railcar is unloaded, the material is loaded directly into waiting hopper trucks (right).