http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/mec ... channel=59
The Worcester facility has the
capacity to produce up to 18 tank cars per week; the Wilmington plant is
large enough to support production of up to 50 tank cars per week, plus,
with new designs, Plate F 286K GRL boxcars, and covered hoppers of 3,300-
and 5,000-cubic-foot capacity.
I agree that the website is lacking, and add that Mr. Bigda needs some coaching in how to do PR sucessfully. The radio silence over reviving the North Brookfield Railroad has been defeaning. Which is a shame since it was a fascinating idea and an interesting history - [OT] 4.1 miles, built in 1875, leased from openning in 1876 by the Boston and Albany, to circa 1972 when Penn Central apparently abandoned the lease & ripped up the rails. Originally 90% town owned / 10% local businessfolks, ROW now owned 100% by the town. Quite sucessful, leased for 10 years, renewed for 50yrs, renewed again in 1936 for freight-only but annual renewable, 30-day cancelable.
Seems like still plenty of rundown rail adjacent industrial property in Worcester. Obviously Worcester MA would be the pilot plant, NC the "volume" facility. Why would anybody build a movie studio in Worcester? MA has generous tax breaks for movie industry, property in eastern MA is too expensive, and some industrial parcels in Worcester have sat unused since the 1970s (apparently).
Has anyone ever heard of this Vertex company that merged in?