The Steel Industry is key customer for railroads; in 2011 the Class I railroads transported more than 126,000 million metric tons of metallic ores, metals and products (1). As a result, major portion of the Steel Industry's daily operations includes interface with and transportation of steel via the railroads. Further, steel facilities maintain their own rail cars and tracks on properties all around the United States.
Successful steel businesses have recognized that it is more effective from a cost and performance basis to network with qualified railroad contractors like Hulcher Services for the maintenance of their railroad properties.
As a railroad contractor with over 40 years of experience, Hulcher brings its expertise to the Steel Industry on a variety of Mechanical / Railroad Services, Transfer / Load Adjustment Services and Track Maintenance / Maintenance of Way / Engineering Services. Some of these services include:
Hulcher equipment and crews can deploy within one hour of your call, any time day or night. We maintain a fleet of 250 pieces of heavy equipment and our 24/7/365 call center and strategically-positioned divisions ensure that we can respond to wherever you need us.
Whether you are dealing with a load of raw steel that needs to be reduced or the cleaning of soot and debris from the tracks or switches, you need quality equipment, maintained to be reliable and operated by experienced railroad contractor professionals, and they must be able to respond when you need them.
When you need reliable support for your steel project, call Hulcher at 800-637-5471.
|Case Study - Hulcher Provides Disaster Response to Simultaneous Major Flood Events
Record snowfalls and spring rains resulted in major flooding throughout North Dakota. Much of the state was declared a disaster area. At the same time, a separate flood event devastated several midwest states. Railroads, local governments and industry needed a contractor with extensive, national resources, including trained crews and a fleet of heavy equipment, to respond to both flood events.
|Case Study - #20 Switch Change
The railroad needed to change a #20 switch as part of their routine track maintenance program. The switch was on a double main, so the project had to be completed within very tight track windows.
|Case Study - Undercutters Clean Coal Line Project
The railroad needed experienced, trained undercutter operators who could provide the high-quality work needed for a major coal line, a critical segment of their rail network, and complete the work during a tight shut-down period.
|Project Snapshot - Hulcher Excavator and Crew Perform Load Adjustment of Steel Pipes
A load of steel pipes had shifted during transit and needed to be reloaded so it would be properly balanced. Hulcher Services deployed a CaterpillarŽ 325D excavator and crew.
Photos of Equipment Used for Steel Industry Projects