WINDSOR, Colo. – April 22, 2016 – Erik Halverson, director of Land Development and Acquisitions for OmniTRAX, In., an affiliate of The Broe Group, has been appointed as the newest board member of the American Red Cross of Northern Colorado.
“Not only has the Red Cross helped the region recover from the fires and floods in recent years, but they are also making northern Colorado residents safer through the CPR and First Aid courses they provide,” Halverson said. “OmniTRAX shares in this commitment to safety, and I am grateful for the chance to support this great organization.”
Said Melissa Venable, executive director of the American Red Cross of Northern Colorado: “We are so excited to have Erik as part of our board and know that his experience and community connections will help us better reach our goals.”
Halverson has a strong background in construction, real estate, property development, and property management. As part of his current role, Halverson is responsible for the management of the Great Western Industrial Park in Windsor. Prior to joining OmniTRAX, he was the Development Manager for TSG Properties, and before that he was the Development Construction Manager for THF Realty. Halverson also spent several years as a Property Manager for Sunflower Market and as a Field Engineer for Hensel Phelps Construction Co. He earned a BS in Construction Management from Michigan State University.
About Great Western Industrial Park
The Great Western Development Company develops rail served property along lines managed by OmniTRAX, Inc., the second largest privately held rail service company in North America and an affiliate of the owner and operator of the Great Western Railway of Colorado. Starting in 1986 with the acquisition of the Great Western Railway of Colorado, OmniTRAX (a Broe Group affiliate), has steadily extended both its network of rail properties and the volume of business on each of its managed properties, adding seventeen railroads, ports and intermodal terminals since inception. More information can be found at www.greatwesternindustrialpark.com.
About OmniTRAX, Inc.
As one of North America’s largest private railroad and transportation management companies, OmniTRAX’s core capabilities range from providing management services to railroad and port services and to intermodal and industrial switching operations. Through its affiliation with The Broe Group and its portfolio of managed companies, OmniTRAX also has the unique capability of offering specialized industrial development and real estate solutions, both on and off the rail network managed by OmniTRAX. More information is available at www.omnitrax.com.
About The Broe Group
The Broe Group, based in Denver, Colorado, is a diversified privately-owned enterprise with a multi-billion dollar asset base. The Broe Group and its affiliates employ more than 1,000 people directly and provide employment for countless others through its Great Western Industrial Park in Northern Colorado. The Broe Group and its affiliates own and/or manage commercial real estate and other businesses across North America. Its transportation affiliate, OmniTRAX, Inc., is a leading transportation services firm with railroad, port and terminal operations, and is the 2nd largest operator of short-line railroads in the U.S. Its energy affiliate, Great Western Oil & Gas Company, is a top 10 driller in Colorado and among the top 100 drillers in the U.S. The Broe Group has multiple other investment affiliates, including Three Leaf Ventures, which is focused on innovative healthcare technology start-ups. For more information, see www.broe.com.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The most common type of disaster is a home fire and the Red Cross responds to provide comfort, hope and support for those affected. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/colorado or cruzrojaamericana.org, or follow us on Twitter at @RedCross.