Hanson forms strategic alliance with rail logistics company ERS


Dec. 14, 2016

Contact: Darrel Berry, Marketing Communications Manager
Hanson Professional Services Inc.
(217) 747-9291

Hanson forms strategic alliance with rail logistics company ERS

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Hanson Professional Services Inc. has formed a strategic alliance with Engineered Rail Solutions (ERS) LLC, a McHenry-based firm that provides transportation logistics, engineering design services and operational optimization, especially in the rail industry nationwide.

The partnership brings logistics services to Hanson’s rail clients, while expanding engineering capabilities for Engineered Rail Solutions, which was founded in 2013. With this alliance, the two firms can provide complete services to rail and industrial clients, including engineering, market analysis, land development, program management, environmental permitting, financial analysis and site optimization. Clients that will benefit from this partnership include industries that ship goods by rail, Class I railroads, port authorities, cities and contractors.

“This agreement is beneficial to both firms,” said Sergio “Satch” Pecori, Hanson’s chairman and CEO. “We can share our skills to help each other provide more comprehensive services to our existing and future clients,” he said.

“The combination of the two firms offers more depth in providing solutions to our rail-centric clients — from logistics, commercial and operational analysis, to engineering design and management,” said David Thomson, P.E., president of Engineered Rail Solutions.

Hanson is a national, employee-owned consulting firm providing engineering, planning and allied services. The firm’s corporate headquarters is located at 1525 S. Sixth St., Springfield, IL 62703. The office may be reached by phone at (217) 788-2450. Engineered Rail Solutions LLC is a privately held professional consulting firm providing logistics, engineering and management services. The firm’s headquarters is located at 1689 Curran Road, Suite 203, McHenry, IL 60050 and may be reached by phone at (815) 669-4677. The website is www.engrailsolutions.com.


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