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Our Mission

Transtar, LLC. and its operating companies deliver a comprehensive spectrum of highly-reliable transportation and logistics services in an atmosphere that encourages employee involvement, innovation, and ethical behavior while continually improving our safety performance, our environmental stewardship, and our commitment to quality. Transtar’s services are designed and implemented to enhance its customers’ performance, while sustaining Transtar. profitability and providing a foundation for future growth. Customer quality assessment, continuous service refinement, and continuous productivity improvement drive Transtar’s performance and provide value to its stakeholders.

Quality Policy

It is the policy of Transtar, LLC to distinguish itself as the industry transportation leader by building value, being competitive, and providing best in class service to our customers. To achieve this, we must:

Make Safety
the first priority in the performance of tasks;

Continually Improve
processes and services through compliance to the Transtar. Quality Management System;

Empower
the work force to be responsive and accountable by providing the necessary training, tools, skills, and motivation; and

Promote Effectiveness and Efficiency
through planned reviews of metrics and quality/service objectives aligned with the drivers of our business: Safety, Quality, Ethics, Diversity, Environmental Compliance, Customer Service, Productivity, and Profitability.

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Quality Policy

It is the policy of Transtar, LLC to distinguish itself as the industry transportation leader by building value, being competitive, and providing best in class service to our customers. To achieve this, we must:

Make Safety
the first priority in the performance of tasks;

Continually Improve
processes and services through compliance to the Transtar. Quality Management System;

Empower
the work force to be responsive and accountable by providing the necessary training, tools, skills, and motivation; and

Promote Effectiveness and Efficiency
through planned reviews of metrics and quality/service objectives aligned with the drivers of our business: Safety, Quality, Ethics, Diversity, Environmental Compliance, Customer Service, Productivity, and Profitability.

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Background

The Transtar companies consist of a group of rail carriers that grew up over the years to meet the transportation needs of the steel making facilities that were the predecessors of today’s United States Steel Corporation. Historically, the Transtar companies were the wholly-owned transportation subsidiaries of United States Steel Corporation. In December 1988, as part of a financial restructuring, these transportation companies were acquired by the new holding company, Transtar, Inc.

These transportation companies today move raw materials, such as iron ore, coal, coke and limestone; provide in-plant transportation and movement of semifinished steel as necessary to the steel making process; and move finished product to destination. The Transtar companies are some of the pre-eminent movers and transloaders of bulk commodities in the country, carrying large volumes of ore and coal from mining areas to ultimate users.

A number of the Transtar companies date back more than 100 years; for instance, a predecessor of the Gary Railway Company dates back to 1887. These companies have adapted to the changing needs of our customers over the years, and today provide efficient, cost-effective transportation that helps the customers we serve to remain cost-competitive in their markets.

Geographically, the Transtar companies are located throughout middle America, from Pittsburgh’s Monongahela Valley on the East to the greater Chicago metropolitan area on the West; to Alabama’s steel making center in the South. The headquarters for the holding company, Transtar LLC which also serves as the operating headquarters for the Union Railroad, is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Transtar was acquired by Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors in July, 2021.

The Transtar companies consist of a group of rail carriers that grew up over the years to meet the transportation needs of the steel making facilities that were the predecessors of today’s United States Steel Corporation. Historically, the Transtar companies were the wholly-owned transportation subsidiaries of United States Steel Corporation. In December 1988, as part of a financial restructuring, these transportation companies were acquired by the new holding company, Transtar, Inc.

These transportation companies today move raw materials, such as iron ore, coal, coke and limestone; provide in-plant transportation and movement of semifinished steel as necessary to the steel making process; and move finished product to destination. The Transtar companies are some of the pre-eminent movers and transloaders of bulk commodities in the country, carrying large volumes of ore and coal from mining areas to ultimate users.

A number of the Transtar companies date back more than 100 years; for instance, a predecessor of the Gary Railway Company dates back to 1887. These companies have adapted to the changing needs of our customers over the years, and today provide efficient, cost-effective transportation that helps the customers we serve to remain cost-competitive in their markets.

Geographically, the Transtar companies are located throughout middle America, from Pittsburgh’s Monongahela Valley on the East to the greater Chicago metropolitan area on the West; to Alabama’s steel making center in the South. The headquarters for the holding company, Transtar LLC which also serves as the operating headquarters for the Union Railroad, is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Transtar was acquired by Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors in July, 2021.

Corporate Directory

Transtar Executive

Jonathan Carnes, President

Matthew Fearing, Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Chief Compliance Officer & Corporate Secretary

J.W. Burwinkel, Senior Vice President Administration

Scott Conner, Vice President Operations

J. Alex Lang, Chief Information Officer

Jason Baginski, Vice President Employee Relations

Andrew Curran, Director Finance & Accounting 

Transtar Management

Frank Lazzaro, Manager Revenue & Accounting                              412-235-1706

Jonathan Chiplock, Manager Safety & Industrial Hygiene          412-235-1582

Lynn Whitmore, Manager Financial Planning & Analysis            412-235-1724

Carrie Andrews, Manager Payroll                                                412-235-1723

Ursula Lesic, Manager Human Resources                                    412-235-1713

Doug Pearson, Supervisor Revenue                                            412-235-1702

Dan Thompson, Supervisor Accounting                                      412-235-1707

Scott Davey, Coordinator Fleet Utilization and Operating System  412-235-1764

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Employment Opportunities

Since the late 1800’s, the Transtar companies consist of a group of rail carriers have been an important component in this country’s industrial development. Moving billions of tons of raw materials to manufacturing sites. Transporting finished products to market. Storing and handling bulk commodities. Providing rail transport services to hundreds of satisfied customers throughout the nation’s industrial heartland.

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Employment Opportunities

Since the late 1800’s, the Transtar companies consist of a group of rail carriers have been an important component in this country’s industrial development. Moving billions of tons of raw materials to manufacturing sites. Transporting finished products to market. Storing and handling bulk commodities. Providing rail transport services to hundreds of satisfied customers throughout the nation’s industrial heartland.

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Transtar Locations

The URR serves the steel, coke, coal, chemical, aggregate, lumber and automotive industries, and has a state-of-the-art, barge-to-rail bulk transfer facility at Duquesne, PA.

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GRW is a Class III switching carrier and operates on 63 miles of Yard Track at Gary, IN.

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The DCRR operates a 24×7 switching operations, rail car storage and repair, locomotive repair, track repair, rotary dumper to standard hoppers and/or Beth Gons.

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The Texas & Northern Railway Company is a Class III railway located in the State of Texas comprising 7.6 miles of the Steel Lead and 32 miles of storage tracks.

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Fairfield Southern Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Transtar LLC, is a contract carrier operating within US Steel’s Fairfield Works at Fairfield, AL.

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Lake Terminal Railroad Company, located in Lorain, OH on the shores of Lake Erie, is a terminal switching carrier serving Republic Engineered Products (REP) and Lorain Tubular.

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