Rocla Tie Plant Ground BreakingSeptember 08, 2015

Rocla, the largest supplier of pre-stressed concrete ties to North Americas freight and transit railroads, has entered in to a long-term supply agreement with All Aboard Florida and Florida East Coast Railway (FECR). The new agreement will require the construction of a new facility in Ft. Pierce, FL.

This new plant and our continued relationship with Rocla provides us with a very high quality product and restores the level of productivity and cost effectiveness we have been missing for several years.

The new plant will supply ties to FECR, the All Aboard Florida project, as well as other transit agencies and railroads throughout the Southeast United States. It will be located along the existing FECR mainline in Fort Pierce. This location was chosen because Fort Pierce is the midway point between the major urban hubs of Orlando to the north and Miami to the south, making it the ideal point to manufacture and deliver ties to all of Floridas growing rail operations.
He added, 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.

Producing concrete crossties in Florida is nothing new for FECR, said Senior Vice Engineering, Mechanical and Purchasing, Fran Chinnici. This new plant and our continued relationship with Rocla provides us with a very high quality product and restores the level of productivity and cost effectiveness we have been missing for several years.

Construction on the new facility in Ft. Pierce will begin immediately and the production of concrete ties will start in early 2016

Rocla Tie Plant Ground Breaking