Schenectady, N.Y. – Schenectady County officials today announced that Railex will open corporate offices in downtown Schenectady. The company will lease 5,000 square feet of space on the second floor at 411 State Street bringing 20 corporate and sales staff to downtown Schenectady’s fast growing arts, entertainment and technology district.
Railex operates a green transportation network that uses refrigerated rail cars to ship produce and other food and beverage products from major distribution centers in California and Washington State to the company’s east coast hub which is located in Rotterdam, NY.
Railex recently announced plans to open a new facility in Jacksonville, Florida, that will add to the company’s national rail logistics network. In Rotterdam, Railex operates a 225,000 square foot facility that the company plans to expand next year.
The Rotterdam facility is currently so busy that the company decided to move corporate and sales staff to an office in downtown Schenectady so that additional space can be freed up in Rotterdam for the company’s fast growing produce distribution operations.
Paul Esposito, Executive Vice President at Railex said, “The Railex business plan continues to evolve. We feel it best as the company grows to new levels to move our sales and corporate organization directly to the City of Schenectady on State Street. Our Rotterdam facility warehouse and transportation management is expanding and this plan allows Railex to create our footprint directly in the City of Schenectady which has a rich history in the railroad industry.”
Railex recently celebrated the shipment of its 1,000th train to the East Coast. In total, the company’s green produce trains have saved 63 million gallons of diesel fuel and 1.2 million metric tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere.
Ray Gillen, Chair of the Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority said,
“Downtown Schenectady is pleased to welcome Railex. This company has been a great addition to Schenectady County and we are pleased to see them grow again in our community.”
411 State Street is home to the Paul Mitchell School and is also home to Migrate, an international consulting business. The building is owned by the Galesi Group, the largest private developer in the Capital Region.
David Buicko, COO of the Galesi Group said, “The Galesi Group is proud to have worked with Metroplex and Empire State Development to bring Railex to the Rotterdam Corporate Park over competing sites on the East Coast. Now we are pleased to see Railex expand into downtown with new corporate offices.”