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True Rail Establishing Headquarters in Mt. Pleasant

In Chamber News, Economic News, News by Nicole Perry

COLUMBIA, Tenn. – The Maury County Chamber & Economic Alliance (Maury Alliance) and True Rail officials announced today that the company is establishing their business headquarters in Mt. Pleasant, TN.

True Rail Enterprises, LLC, an AAR certified railcar repair facility, has made major renovations and improvements to an existing facility located at 500 1st Avenue in Mt. Pleasant, TN. The company was established in 2019 and plans to operate in Mt. Pleasant, Milan, Chattanooga, and Copper Basin.

True Rail was founded by Mark Smith, an AAR Certified QA Inspector, and Dr. John Powers who collectively have over 18 years’ experience in the industry.  They previously worked together at Southern Autotrack Services which was launched by Dr. Powers in 2008.

They chose Mt. Pleasant for their company headquarters due to its strategic location in the heart of the Southern Rail Corridor. True Rail is currently the only AAR certified business of its type operating in the Southeast.

The company expects to employ approximately 80 people once they become fully operational. They are currently seeking to hire an Administrative Assistant, Warehouse/Inventory Specialist, and several Carman positions. Open positions with detailed job descriptions can be found at truerail.com/careers. Well qualified, hardworking, and dependable applicants are encouraged to apply online.

Since 2014 Maury Alliance has facilitated 34 economic development projects, which are projected to create 4,897 new jobs and $3,151,957,094 in capital investment in Maury County.

True Rail Enterprises, LLC plans to host a full Grand Opening event in 2021.

“We have come to Mt. Pleasant with the intention to do things right and be a good community partner and are thankful for the warm welcome and assistance we have received from the Mt. Pleasant community and Maury County. We’d like to give special thanks to Mt. Pleasant officials, especially City Mayor Bill White, City Manager Kate Collier, Building and Planning Director Robert Archibald, Fire Chief Phillip Grooms and County Mayor Andy Ogles.” – Dr. John Powers, CEO True Rail Enterprises, LLC

“We are grateful to Patriot Rail and TN Southern Railroad and all of our vendors who are partnering with us. Thank you to TVA and the Maury Alliance for project support and assistance.” – Mark Smith, COO True Rail Enterprises, LLC

“Part of our mission is to drive job creation through economic development. We welcome True Rail Enterprises and are elated to announce 80 new jobs coming to Maury County. True Rail will be a great addition to Mt. Pleasant.” – Wil Evans, President Maury County Chamber & Economic Alliance

“I look forward to working with the True Rail team and welcome the creation of 80 new jobs. I am grateful to see another building revitalized and repurposed in Mt. Pleasant and thank them for their investment in our community.” – Bill White, City of Mt. Pleasant

“This is an exciting announcement during such challenging times. Maury County is the ideal location for new businesses in Tennessee thanks to our low cost of living, proximity to Nashville and other metropolitan areas, skilled workforce and business friendly climate. I am pleased that True Rail chose Mt. Pleasant for their company headquarters and thank them for bringing new jobs to the region.” – Andy Ogles, Maury County Mayor

“TVA and Mt. Pleasant Power Systems congratulate True Rail Enterprises, LLC on its decision to locate in Maury County. Helping to foster new job opportunities and investment to the Valley is fundamental to TVA’s mission of service, and we are proud to partner with Maury Alliance, Middle Tennessee Industrial Development Association, and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to help further that mission and welcome True Rail to the Tennessee Valley.” – TVA Senior Vice President of Economic Development, John Bradley


About True Rail Enterprises. LLC
True Rail Enterprises, LLC, with AAR certifications, is an industry leader with an innovative and highly skilled approach to freight car repair and maintenance. They serve customers across the United States and North America. True Rail keeps a large inventory of parts in stock in their Mt. Pleasant facility which allows them to repair railcars quickly and efficiently. They continually monitor parts and usage to maintain their commitment to their customers to give them the best service possible and have forged strong vendor relationships which helps them provide best-in-class service and turnaround times. For more information visit www.truerail.com.

About Maury County Chamber & Economic Alliance  
Serving the cities of Columbia, Mount Pleasant and Spring Hill as the leading voice for business and industry in the community, Maury Alliance provides programs, networking opportunities, advocacy, and support for business professionals. Maury Alliance is focused on growing business and economic opportunities in Maury County by providing expertise, resources, support, and vision for new and existing businesses. For more information, visit www.mauryalliance.com.