Back in 1995, Watco’s Charlie Sigley was excited to help bring on a new mechanical Customer. That Customer was Tropicana, and he never imagined that 22 years later that relationship would lead to Watco providing switching services to the company in another part of the country.
“The relationship that Charlie built and the service that was provided by the Mechanical Team definitely played a part in Watco being able to provide switching for the Tropicana Distribution Center in Cincinnati,” said Rob Thrall, vice president of business development.
The services provided by the Mechanical Team included a bolster web, end sill modifications of the cars, and painting the entire Tropicana fleet.
Keith LaCaze and Tony Clark’s Team will help support the start-up, with the operations then transferring to Nick Coomes, Rusty Smith, and the Cincinnati Terminal and Ports Team.
The Switching Team, consisting of Coty Luckett, Joel Johnson, and Taylor Brewer, will provide in-plant switching twelve hours a day, Monday through Friday, at the Cincinnati plant.
“We are excited to build on our relationship with Tropicana and look forward to continuing our great partnership,” said Thrall.