Winchester and Western Railroad to Serve New West Virginia Steel Mill

Winchester and Western Railroad (W&W), an affiliate of OmniTRAX,  has signed an agreement to serve Commercial Metals Company’s (CMC) latest steel mill in West Virginia. CMC, the largest manufacturer of steel reinforcing bar (rebar) in North America and Central Europe, selected Falling Waters, West Virginia after an exhaustive multi-state site review.

The CMC mill project was a collaborative economic development effort by OmniTRAX, State of West Virginia leaders, and Berkeley County officials. The W&W supplemented a state and county incentive package with a custom rail service agreement and additional infrastructure investments to secure West Virginia’s successful site selection pursuit.

The new steel mill is projected to generate more than 200 jobs while reducing interstate traffic congestion by placing a significant volume of annual carloads on the W&W railroad. CMC anticipates a late 2025 facility opening.

-via Press Release

This article was posted on: December 12, 2022