Apac Central Wins Award
- Published: Monday, 02 June 2014 11:23
- Written by Mark Kuhar
June 2, 2014 – The winners keep rolling in. Apac Central, a division of Oldcastle Materials, received the Argos Win-Win Award jointly with Arkansas and Missouri Railroad. The Argos Win-Win award, made at the North American Rail Shippers Association conference in San Francisco, recognizes innovation and co-operation in a sometimes adversarial relationship. It is given to railroads, shippers and organizations that develop innovative partnerships leading to improved service, efficiency and other mutually beneficial service improvements. The efficient service provided by the Arkansas and Missouri Railroad allows Apac-Central to serve previously inaccessible markets and compete against sand producers that use trucks to deliver their product. The railroad actively promotes Apac-Central’s product to local sand users to increase both companies’ business by touting the benefits of its direct rail service and by using a wholly-owned transload company that can truck product to non-rail-served industries near its line. “It is like having two or three extra sales people that we do not have. It really is the greatest partnership going,” Apac-Central account manager Larry Combs said.