In 2010 we purchased and broke ground on a 32 acre piece of land in Harwood Texas. We developed the property into one of the largest rail car cutting facilities in the southwest. We have expanded our operation and have been very successful in marketing our scrap material into other steel mill furnaces in the United States and Mexico.
Jim H. Wilson LLC’s core business is rail car and locomotive dismantling. It has taken years of hard work and dedication to build our reputation as a premier rail car dismantler. We now service a large portion of the rail industry and have the knowledge and ability to dismantle any type of rail car including tank cars, hopper cars, flat cars, box cars, and auto racks. Our list of rail car companies includes Union Tank, TTX, Union Pacific, Wells Fargo Rail, BNSF, Southwest Rail, Pan American Railway, among others. In addition to dismantling rail cars, we service rail car repair facilities, refineries, oilfields, and steel service centers. With an assortment of roll-off containers, tilt hoppers, trucks, and portable cranes, no scrap dealer can service all of Texas’s scrap requirements better than Jim H. Wilson.
Our Harwood, Texas yard is located on the TXGN short line (70 miles east of San Antonio), which is serviced by the Union Pacific. The yard is a state of the art 32 acre facility with the capacity to receive a full unit train at one time and the capability to dismantle 15-20 rail cars per day.
There is a rail car cleaning facility immediately adjacent to our yard that shares the same TXGN spur. This provides an opportunity for our customers to avoid spending money on costly repair work to make their cars rail worthy for a last move into a rail car dismantling facility. Typically, customers save a minimum of $1000 per car in freight charges plus the money the car owner or lessee would have to pay to make the car rail safe to make its last journey.
Jim H. Wilson also offers a parts return program to our customers. Some of our customers want the parts that can be reused removed from their cars and shipped to designated rail car refurbishing companies. Each customer has their own lay down area for their parts which insures that each customer’s parts will not be mingled with another customer’s parts. This program provides significant added salvage value to the car owners.
Jim H. Wilson’s prices are always competitive and are based upon current market prices or American Metal Market formula prices.