As demand for rail logistics increased at this processing facility in Laddonia, MO, the client partnered with PD&C to meet the challenge of expanding their rail infrastructure. The result is a new 2,100 linear foot integrated rail spur. PD&C’s expert procurement and contract management staff navigated the complex requirements of multiple grant and incentive programs with an extremely aggressive timeline, saving the client significant cost. A wet spring presented additional challenges, as the design had to be altered to work through geotechnical and subgrade issues. By having all staff in house, PD&C was able to adapt quickly and find the most cost-effective solutions, providing maximum value to the client.
PD&C provided all engineering, procurement, and construction services, including all coordination with local railway companies and officials and all subcontract management services. From conception to completion, the new addition was finished in just 5 months. By integrating value engineered solutions and grant and incentive programs, this rail expansion allows the client to increase rail traffic, improve logistics, and plan for future expansion, all with a very attractive payback.