GREX Founder Ned Snead

1929 - 2015

When Ned Snead founded the Georgetown Rail Equipment Company (GREX) in 1993, he was aware that while technology was transforming a number of industries, railroads were slow to adapt. That led him to invent the DumpTrain® aggregate delivery system. It was a breakthrough in productivity, capable of delivering more than 2000 tons of ballast per hour with pinpoint accuracy – and do it all with a single operator.

Ten years later GREX introduced a new innovation called Aurora®. This 3-D track inspection system uses laser technology and state-of-the art cameras to spot track and tie flaws before they cause costly problems. GateSync® followed three years later, enabling full automation of ballast delivery.