Domtar taps Cando for rail switching ervices at rothschild, Nekoosa

Brandon, MB-based Cando Rail Services Ltd. is now providing rail switching services at Domtar pulp and paper mills in Rothschild and Nekoosa, WI. Cando already does the switching at Domtar’s Dryden, ON, mill.

Cando moves two million tons of pulp, paper and lumber a year in more than 20,000 railcars at a number of North American locations.

Cando began operations in Rothschild in early June and at Nekoosa in July. The company will operate two shifts, seven days a week at each location where long-term goals include implementing and maintaining safety protocols and procedures, and increasing productivity.

Cando Rail Services — an employeeowned company established in 1978 in Brandon — optimizes the bulk material supply chain for industry and the Class 1 railways across North America. It offers a complete rail solution through individual services including industrial switching, material handling, logistics, terminal and transload services, engineering and track services, railcar storage and repair, and short-line operations. Cando operates at over 25 sites across Canada and the US, serving many industries including automotive/ manufacturing, fertilizer/potash, petroleum, grain and grain products, forest products and intermodal.

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