Switching Services

Watco Switching Services began providing specialized industrial contract switching services in 1983. We continue to provide switching services to our original Customer in DeRidder, LA. We offer a wide variety of customizable contractual switching services in 29 different locations throughout the US. Our Customer retention is built with long-term partnerships which provide Customers with safe, efficient rail switching services. Our safety record is among the top in this industry, thanks to our high standards, retention of trained and knowledgeable Team Members, and on-site managers. Our speed and accuracy result in accelerated supply chain velocity and reduced fleet cycle times.

We serve a diverse list of industries, like chemical, petroleum, aggregate, forest products, metals and ores, paper products, waste, energy, and storage in transit.

We currently operate contract switching services at the following locations:

Alvin, TX for Solutia
Arlington, OR for Condon
Ashdown, AR for Domtar
Brighton, CO for Vestas
Brimstone, LA for UP
Cherokee, AL for Cherokee Nitrogen
Deer Park, TX for R&H
DeRidder, LA for Packaging Corporation of America
DeRidder, LA for Ingevity
El Dorado, AR for EDC
Galena Park, TX for Kinder Morgan
Genoa, NE for Preferred Sands
Green River, WY for Ciner
Green River, WY for Solvay
Hammond, IN for PCS
Houston, TX for Igenia

Houston, TX for TPC Petrochem
Kansas City, MO for Ingredion
Lake Charles, LA for Lyondell
Lake Charles, LA for PPG
Lena, La for Cleco
McIntosh, AL for Olin Corporation
Mansfield, LA for International Paper
Ontario, CA for Ventura
Prattville, AL for International Paper
Pensacola, FL for Solutia
Port Neches, TX for TPC Petrochem
Reno, NV for Gateway
Toledo, OR for Georgia Pacific
Wallula, WA for Boise Cascade
Westlake, LA for Entergy
Wright, WY for Thunder Basin Coal

SWITCHING CONTACTS

Rob Thrall
VP Business Development
T: 208-678-2482
C: 208-791-2226

Keith LaCaze
Senior VP Operations
2760 Graybow Road
DeRidder, LA 70634
T: 337-280-9075
F: 337-463-9791

Tony Clark
Vice President Operations
2760 Graybow Road
DeRidder, LA 70634
T: 337-463-9792
F: 337-463-9791

David Bader
General Manager of Switching Operations
1755 Federal Road
Houston, TX 77051
T: 713-455-1086
F: 713-455-0361

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