Recap of the 2018 Southwest Association of Rail Shippers’ Annual Meeting

Logan Ortiz, a professional engineer (PE) at TGB Group, has joined the board of directors for the Southwest Association of Rail Shippers, or SWARS.  Logan was named to the board at the SWARS Annual Meeting held Feb. 20-21, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas.  Logan Headshot

For more than a year, Logan has been on the golf committee for SWARS and will continue to serve in that capacity while he turns his attention toward helping to strengthen the association as a member of the board.

Logan and other TGB Group representatives attended the conference, which drew a record-number 600 registrants.  Attendees included Class 1 railroaders, short line railroaders, contractors, and reps from engineering and chemical/oil companies.  The focus of the conference was addressing present and upcoming challenges and opportunities for the railroad industry.

The conference included a golf tournament, which Logan and other golf committee members along with event sponsors turned into an impressive event that was enjoyed by all.

Logan has been a part of the TGB team since 2016, actively engaged in helping our clients develop solutions to their engineering needs.  With proven expertise in engineering design and management, he specializes in roadway and rail design and works closely with clients through all project phases.

Logan has recently been involved in several projects.   As project engineer for a chemical plant expansion in the Houston area, he developed a design for increasing storage capacity at the facility. Logan is also currently involved in TGB’s 177-acre business park project in Jacksboro, Texas.  In this endeavor, he started with a raw piece of land and developed a master plan for the city and then went on to lead the design efforts.

Congratulations, Logan, on your appointment to the SWARS Board of Directors.  We know you’ll help them accomplish great things for the railroad industry.