"Moving to a region-based structure is key to our growth plans," said Gary Long, Atlas president. "While we will continue to maintain a strong presence in the Pittsburgh area, with our customers in the Northeast receiving the same high level of service, the move to Jacksonville provides access to a larger transportation and infrastructure workforce."
The reorganization also provides additional opportunities to leverage Atlas' construction capabilities with GWI's national footprint and industrial development efforts. New offerings include turnkey solutions for customers seeking to locate new, rail-served industrial facilities or expand existing operations, with Atlas constructing the track and other GWI subsidiaries providing railcar switching and terminal services.
"The reorganization and relocation positions Atlas both to work more closely with GWI and to grow our business in new geographies," Long said.