CASE STUDY: Watco gains control of maintenance Capex, shifts focus to growth projects

CASE STUDY: Watco gains control of maintenance Capex, shifts focus to growth projects
Watco gains control of maintenance Capex

Watco gains control of maintenance Capex, shifts focus to growth projects

With a rapidly growing portfolio of 37 railroads, 5,100 miles of track and 33 industrial contract switching locations operating across the U.S. and Western Australia, Watco is one of the largest privately owned short line railroad operators in the world, and the largest in the U.S.

Watco also provides multi-modal transloading services for more than 350 different types of products, from crude oil to dry bulk, and operates the Greens Port Industrial Park in Harris County, Texas – the largest private multi-tenanted industrial park in the Gulf Coast market. With such a diversified portfolio of services and operations, Watco manages a unique mix of maintenance Capex and traditional growth and productivity projects.

“We’ve gone through some pretty rapid growth lately. The last four or five years have been very focused on acquisitions,” said Aaron Jensen, Watco’s Senior Vice President of Business Solutions. As such, the company needed a way to better manage its maintenance Capex and make more informed decisions on high-value growth projects…

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