AITX La Porte Keeps the Gulf Coast on Track
There is a lot of pride in Harris County, Texas. From Houston to the Gulf Coast region, they know the part they play in keeping our country moving… from fueling the energy business to being a major port for a wide variety of freight commodities.
AITX has been committed to AITX La Porte for the last 35 years. We established a footprint here as our first mobile unit to service our own fleet. Today, AITX La Porte is headquarters for our nationwide mobile network, right in the middle of one of the most heavily trafficked rail centers.
From our resources, planning, and people, it is run like a repair shop on wheels. We know our customers want to minimize downtime and maximize productivity.
That’s why we are fast to respond. We come to where we are needed with the talent and know-how to get railcars up-&-running.
At the heart of AITX La Porte is an industry-leading team that cares about Safety, Quality, and Responsiveness… and each other. This is another world-class unit contributing to our promise to provide the best team in rail.
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SUPPORTING THE GULF STATE REGION
Well over half of the United States railcars go through the Gulf Coast area, and we are here to support our partners across all commodities.
We know Tank Cars inside-and-out. We work on all types of Covered and PD Hoppers. AITX La Porte is ready to respond to the repair needs of freight moving across the Gulf Coast.
We are built from the ground-up to keep our customers on-lease and out of the shop. Every decision we make is dedicated to this cause and it’s why we continue to succeed in the region.
AITX La Porte is as focused as any unit in rail. Be as responsive and nimble as the best mobile teams. And, provide maximum repair service to handle projects of varying scope and difficulty.
Within the industry, La Porte has built a reputation for Safety, Quality, and Integrity. We will work on railcars that others may shy away from – no matter how dirty or challenging.
AITX La Porte has the experience and certifications of a full-service repair facility which include C5 & C6 welding certifications and NDT (nondestructive testing).
Due to our training and quality of work, we pride ourselves on not needing to come back over-and-over again. We get the job done.
Due to the customer satisfaction of this value proposition, AITX is committed to growing this operation with more trucks, more people, and more customers.
LA PORTE LEADERSHIP
Regional Operations Manager, Southern Region
Mobile Repair, Supervisor
RECORD OF SAFETY
Achieved in the Summer of 2021, our mobile unit banded together in their commitment to Safety. As a team, the nine locations achieved the biggest honor in AITX repair –
1M Hours Without a Lost Time Accident.
To our team, Safety, Quality, and Responsiveness go hand-in-hand. And, Safety always comes first.
LA PORTE QUALITY
CHRIS MAHARAJH, Supervisor Mobile Repair
One of the phrases we say in repair is that leadership is showing-up every day.
Chris has been part of the AITX La Porte team for the last 16 years and embodies what this group stands for.
Chris holds the following certifications: Weld Inspector (CWI), Tank Stainless and Aluminum Weld, Bubble Leak Level 3, and Break Test. He’s trained in Remote Visual Inspection and all of the qualification events, including Tank Qualifications.
Chris is a mentor to new employees as part of our “Train the Trainer” program. He treats everyone with integrity, and shares our commitment to Safety and Quality on every job.
THE BEST TEAM IN RAIL