Texana is certified to AAR M 1003 Quality Standards. We are a fully equipped facility specializing in tank and hopper car repairs, maintenance, modifications, and Tank Car Manufacturing since 1968 -- manufacturing tank cars since May, 1990.
Texana was established by Mr. S. M. Brooks who remains as active President and is on sight daily. Our Plant Manager, Terry Brooks, has been with the company for over 45 years.
Through experience, we are aware of the considerable variances in the requirements of our customers and are cautious to use their specifications in conjunction with AAR requirements.
Our cost analysis, quality control, and engineering staff are always available to assist each customer with any requirements to assure we provide the best quality services and competitive prices in the southwest area.
We are AAR certified for welding aluminum, stainless and carbon steel, along with TC 128. We are certified to M-214 and for the Manufacturing of Railroad Tank Cars.
We have technicians capable of performing NDT testing which includes Fiber Scope, X-raying, Ultrasonic Thickness Testing and Liquid Penetrant testing.
We keep in constant contact with our customers through electronic communications. This enables us to handle most paper work quickly thus reducing the number of days your cars are out of service.
Texana recognizes that cleaning is an important consideration for our customers. Texana's cleaning capabilities are LPG's, Butadiene and Ethylene that can be run through a flare. We also have a separate cleaning facility (Texana/Midway Tank Cleaning Facility) whose cleaning capabilities are more diverse. They can clean a constantly expanding list of products for General Purpose cars.
Our craftsmen are skilled in repairing heavily wrecked cars, whether they are hopper or tank, aluminum or steel.
Texana is able to obtain approval through the AAR for any tank cars you would want to build or modify. Just send us a copy of your specs or let us know what type of cars you will be requiring and our Engineering and Estimating staff will prepare you a bid. Please feel free to come and tour our manufacturing facilities any time the opportunity presents itself.
See Texana's About Us Section.
We are serviced by the Texas Northeastern Railroad. Since many tank and hopper cars pass through Texarkana, we feel we have the ability to perform any service you need on your cars with a minimum amount of empty mileage and out-of-service time accumulating.
There is a Lining facility adjacent to us, Red River Coatings, which provides interior lining repairs and applications. Texana/Midway Tank Cleaning Facility is also located close by. This provides our customers with the added advantage of one shopping for complete repairs, thus minimizing days in shop.
Texana certainly recognizes the importance our customers attach to high quality workmanship, turnaround time, and safety to its rail equipment. We strive to help you maintain that priority not only now, but into the future as newer technologies mandate changes.
We use the basic AAR format for billing. We have the capabilities for invoicing electronically or by E-Mail.
The following are the persons to contact at Texana Tank Car & Mfg., Ltd. for any of your railcar needs:
Terry Brooks - Plant Manager
Mike Bearden -Director of Quality Assurance
Judy Brown - Manager of Billing & Estimating/Customer Service