Synopsis: “Best Practices for Jacking Railcars” will provide the attendees with an overview of the key elements that must be considered prior to and during process of jacking a railcar, to ensure the work is performed in a safe manner for all employees in and around the work area. The program will cover items such as Site Safety Inspection, Environmental Conditions, Personal Protective Equipment, Recommended Tools and Equipment, and Best Practices.  

About Andrew Schaffer

Andy is a diversified manufacturing executive with demonstrated leadership experience in all facets of plant operations, technical / regulatory consulting and customer service management. Excellent coach with a successful track record of building high performing teams. A process thinker with the experience of 4DX and demonstrated process improvements in all manufacturing operations, to include the FRA, AAR, TC rules and regulations pertaining to the railcar repair industry.


President, Plant Division July 2018 – Present
Rescar Companies

Sr. Vice President – Chief Operating Officer December 2016 – July 2018
AllTranstek, LLC

Sr. Vice President – Chief Operating Officer July 2014 – December 2016
GBW Railcar Services, Lake Oswego, OR

Sr. Vice President – Chief Operating Officer Nov 2010 – July 2104
Watco Mechanical Services, Pittsburg, KS

AllTranstek, LLC. 1999 – 2003