Northern Ohio & Western Railway

OmniTRAX Pledges 120,000 Meals to Northwest Ohio Communities

 Northern Ohio and Western Railway Employees Volunteer to Support Foodbank’s Growing Needs

Press Release via OmniTRAX

Pictured from left, Tommie Harner, West Ohio Food Bank, CEO; Nick Dutro, Tifffin-Seneca Economic Partnership, Development Manager; Ean Johnson, OmniTRAX Vice President of Economic Development; Gord Anutooshkin, OmniTRAX Chief Operating Officer; Catherine Gase, Fish of Tiffin; Kelli Dunn, OmniTRAX Vice President of Operations; and Nate Mazo, OmniTRAX General Manager

TIFFIN, OHIO — December 7, 2020 — OmniTRAX, Inc. and its affiliate Northern Ohio and Western Railway (NOW) are funding 120,000 meals to help West Ohio Food Bank serve Northwest Ohio while pledging volunteer employee support to help feed the hungry. OmniTRAX COO Gord Anutooshkin joined local officials at the food bank’s office today to share the company’s commitment to the region. 

“As the people of Ohio continue to wrestle with the economic and public health challenges from the pandemic, food insecurity is a serious problem,” said OmniTRAX COO Gord Anutooshkin. “The communities we serve are important to us and by contributing our time and resources, we can help West Ohio Food Bank battle local hunger and serve more people in need this winter.”

A Feeding America partner, West Ohio Food Bank serves eleven western Ohio counties.

“The need throughout our communities continues to grow and we are thankful for this contribution to help us serve our neighbors and fulfill our mission,” said West Ohio Food Bank’s Jason Aldrich.

Northern Ohio & Western Railway operates trackage southeast of Toledo, extending from Woodville to Tiffin, Ohio. The communities served by NOW are within the I-75 corridor and have a significant and growing industrial base, along with a plentiful supply of developable land. NOW works closely with the economic development agencies of Seneca and Sandusky Counties to attract new industries.

“OmniTRAX’s commitment to help the food banks serving our community is inspiring and their kindness will be welcomed by many families, especially during these challenging times,” said Seneca County Commissioner Mike Kerschner. “Our community food banks do important work to help those in need, and we are heartened to see this display of generosity.”

About OmniTRAX, Inc.

As one of North America’s fastest growing railroad and transportation management companies, OmniTRAX’s core capabilities range from providing transportation and supply chain management services to railroad and port companies, to providing intermodal and industrial switching operations to railroads, ports and a diverse group of industrial companies. Through its affiliation with The Broe Group and its portfolio of managed companies, OmniTRAX also has the unique capability of offering specialized industrial development and real estate solutions, both on and off the rail network managed by OmniTRAX. More information is available at omnitrax.com.

About The Broe Group Based in Denver, The Broe Group and its affiliates form a privately-owned, multi-billion-dollar real estate, transportation, energy and investment organization with assets owned and managed across North America. Together, Broe managed companies employ more than 1,000 people and support employment of thousands of others through operations such as its Great Western Industrial Park in Northern Colorado. Its transportation affiliate, OmniTRAX, Inc., is one of North America’s fastest growing railroad and transportation management companies specializing in: management services, railroad and port services, intermodal solutions and industrial switching operations. Its energy affiliates include Great Western Petroleum, LLC, the largest private operator in the third most prolific U.S. basin. Broe Real Estate Group acquires, develops and manages office and industrial properties, medical office buildings and multi-family communities across the country, including premier assets in many of the most desirable markets. The Broe Group also has multiple investment affiliates, including Three Leaf Ventures, which is focused on innovative healthcare technology start-ups. For more information, visit broe.com.

Northern Ohio & Western Railway receives CSX award for Dramatic Growth in 2017

OmniTRAXThe Northern Ohio & Western Railway, the short line rail operated by OmniTRAX on behalf of the Sandusky County-Seneca County-City of Tiffin Port Authority, received the 2017 CSX Short Line Development Award for a more than 150% growth in shipping volume.

Press release from OmniTRAX:

DENVER – OmniTRAX, Inc., one of the largest privately held transportation service companies in North America and an affiliate of The Broe Group, received the 2017 CSX Short Line Development Award for the Northern Ohio & Western Railway, LLC (NOW) at the 2018 CSX Short Line Workshop in St Augustine, FL this week. The award, which recognizes the “Cooperative efforts that generated the highest switch carrier carload percentage growth,” was received by Doug Ernstes, Vice President of Business Development at OmniTRAX.

The CSX Short Line Development Award is one of several awards given annually by the Class I railroad to its short line partners. NOW earned the honor for a switching volume increase of more than 150% in 2017, which resulted from additional covered hoppers of lime shipped from Carmeuse Lime.

“The OmniTRAX team is very pleased to earn this award from CSX. In the railroad business, it’s not easy to double your business in 10 years let alone one, so we’re very proud of the hard work and collaboration of Tim Schumm, and the entire NOW Team that made it happen,” said Kevin Shuba, CEO of OmniTRAX.

In addition to Ernstes, OmniTRAX was represented at the event by Peter Tousenard, Chief Commercial Officer; David Rohal, Senior Vice President of Customer & Class I Relations; Gord Anutooshkin, Senior Vice President of Operations; Wally Sieruga, Vice President of Operations; Steve Ward, Vice President of Engineering; Allan Thiem, Vice President of Class I Relations; Matt Despos, Vice President of Operations, and Jeff Burns, Commercial and Marketing Support Manager.

About the Northern Ohio & Western Railway, LLC
The NOW operates more than 25 miles of track southeast of Toledo, extending from Woodville to Tiffin, Ohio. The communities served by NOW are within the I-75 corridor and a growing industrial base and a plentiful supply of developable land. NOW serves customers like Ameriwood Industries, Carmeuse Lime, Kokosing, Laminate Technologies, MGQ Asphalt Terminal and National Machinery, and the primary commodities transported are limestone, lime and pressed board.