Case Studies

Avgol Nonwovens

Mocksville, North Carolina
Avgol Nonwovens' expansion of their Mocksville, NC facility served by Norfolk Southern included adding a forth yard track for receiving inbound bulk plastic resin.  CivilSmith was brought in early in the project to develop conceptual layouts and to provide preliminary track construction cost estimating for use by the Town of Mocksville in obtaining grant funding for the project.

Before Expansion
CivilSmith handled all aspects of the project for Avgol and the Town to include surveying, detailed track and track roadbed grading design and approval, permitting, project specifications development, public bidding services, contract administration, and construction phase services. 

CivilSmith coordinated all efforts between the industry and multiple utility providers where the rail yard expansion required the relocation and/or protection of OH and UG power, yard lighting, natural gas, fiber optics, and phone lines.  This project also included the modification of an existing concrete utility pit structure to accommodate the additional track. 

Multiple Utilities Relocated for Expansion

Completed Rail Yard Expansion

Track Contruction:  Tarheel Railroad Construction