Florida East Coast Railway.

USA: Rocla Concrete Tie announced a long-term sleeper supply agreement with Florida East Coast Railway and passenger rail project promoter All Aboard Florida on September 8.

Construction of a concrete sleeper plant in Fort Pierce, Florida, is set get underway immediately, with production scheduled to begin in early 2016.

‘The immediate need for concrete ties by the All Aboard Florida passenger rail project helped justify this investment, which will allow us to be an ongoing supplier to any other capital projects of All Aboard Florida and FECR, as well as use the FECR network to reach other customers in the future’, said Brett Urquhart, Vice-President of Business Development. ‘Building a new plant in Fort Pierce not only allows us to bring better value products to our key customers, but it will bring 42 full-time, well-paying jobs as well as tax revenue to the city.’