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Watco Companies

Company Summary


Watco Companies, LLC, is a Pittsburg, Kansas, based transportation company providing mechanical, transportation, and terminal and port services solutions for Customers throughout North America and Australia. Watco is the owner of Watco Transportation Services, LLC, one of the largest short line railroad holding companies in the U.S. with 35 short line railroads operating on more than 4,700 miles of track, as well as 30 industrial contract switching locations. The Terminal and Port Services division currently manages 55 terminals.


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Company Transactions

Date: 9/30/2020
Type: Acquisition

  • Watco Companies
  • Dow Chemical Co

    COST: 310 $MM

    Dow reported that they are closing on the sale of rail infrastructure at six of their North American facilities to Watco for $310 million in cash.
  • North America