Knuckle Boom Truck / Grapple Truck on Rail
National Salvage & Service Corporation began operation in 1980 in Bloomington, Ind., as Midwest Railroad Tie Sales, a railroad track removal and recycling company. During more than 30 years of operation, we have grown to become a multi-service corporation with offices across the country and work in almost every state. Midwest Railroad Tie Sales became two companies in 1988 — National Salvage & Service Corporation, the parent company, and National Environmental Services Corporation. We expanded into the demolition and environmental remediation industries at this time. It was then that our corporate strategy shifted to “Remove, Recover, Restore,” offering comprehensive services to cover all stages of demolition and remediation projects.
National has performed demolition and environmental remediation projects ranging in size from $50,000 to $60 million in 43 states. These projects include the demolition of active power plants, bridges over navigable waterways and sports arenas and the remediation of Superfund sites. National has achieved and continues to earn a stellar safety performance record while performing more than $20 million in demolition and environmental remediation projects each year.
Although we expanded, National never lost focus on our core business — railroad tie removal and recycling. We have grown to become the country’s largest recycler of treated wood, and many of our first clients still hold contracts with us. Still based in Bloomington, National now also has offices and grinding operations in Alabama and North Carolina. We have over 250 employees and more than 100 subcontractors at any given time. We are a trusted national leader in railroad tie removal, recycling and sales, as well as demolition, asset recovery, environmental remediation, utility pole recycling and sales and the production, sale and track preparation of new railroad ties. – less