The Transtar, LLC companies consist of a group of rail carriers that grew up over the years to meet the transportation needs of the steel making facilities that were the predecessors of today's United States Steel Corporation. Historically, the Transtar, LLC companies were the wholly-owned transportation subsidiaries of United States Steel Corporation. In December of 1988, as part of a financial restructuring, these transportation companies were acquired by the new holding company, Transtar, LLC. Transtar, LLC, in turn, is owned by United States Steel Corporation.
These transportation companies today move raw materials, such as iron ore, coal, coke and limestone; provide in-plant transportation and movement of semi-finished steel as necessary to the steel making process; and move finished product to destination. The Transtar, LLC companies are some of the pre-eminent movers and transloaders of bulk commodities in the country, carrying large volumes of ore and coal from mining areas to ultimate users.
Geographically, The Transtar, LLC companies are located throughout middle America, from Pittsburgh's Monongahela Valley in the East to the greater Chicago metropolitan area in the West and to Alabama's steel making center in Birmingham in the South.
The Transtar, LLC companies have a long business history, more than 100 years in many cases. The companies provide a broad mix of specialized transportation services by rail. In addition, one of the rail carriers owns and operates a bulk material terminal facility. Transtar, LLC's core business is serving the transportation needs of the steel, utility, mining, and chemical industries, although other business supplements this core.
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