Case Studies

Nokian Tyres

Dayton, Tennessee
Nokian Tyres expanded into the US tire market by locating on a large greenfield site in Rhea County, Tennessee which is served by Norfolk Southern Railway.  This new plant receives inbound raw materials by rail and will have an option of shipping out finished product by rail as well.

Before Construction
CivilSmith joined the Barge Design Solutions' engineering team again to handle all aspects of the rail design and permitting through NS.  CivilSmith coordinated with the Barge's survey team and civil/site designer, NS's Industrial Development and Engineering departments, and contractors throughout the duration of the project.  CivilSmith provided rail design and track specification services for the lead track and the facility tracks within Nokian's facility.  The lead track portion of the project was grant-funded and CivilSmith assisted Barge during the bidding and construction phases. The rail design and specifications for tracks infrastructure within the plant was included in bridge documents used by the general contractor.

After Construction

New Lead Track Passing Through Greenfield Site to Nokian Tyres Facility
Bidding phase services were provided to assist Barge and the City of Dayton during a public bidding process.  Construction phase services were provided by CivilSmith to assist Barge and the City in reviewing material submittals and to inspect track construction on a weekly basis.   

New Lead Track Along NS's Busy Mainline Corridor


New Lead Track Transitioning Away from NS Mainline


New Service Tracks Being Constructed within Plant Facility


Civil/Site Design:  Barge Design Solutions
Track Construction:  Queen City Railroad Construction (Lead Track)
                                    RailWorks (Facility Tracks)