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We are CREWS

Expanding to meet the needs of your industry

Canadian Rail Equipment Works and Services Inc. was established in 2012. Since then, we have expanded to offer railcar storage, switching services, and transloading services, among other freight rail services.

As more and more companies look to build resilient, sustainable supply chains that prepare their business for future disruptions, we will continue to support and be that trusted advisor and partner for our customers. 

“At CREWS we believe that rail transportation is a vital part of the regional economy.”
Clayton Jones, President of CREWS and Jones Rail Industries

As CREWS continues to expand its range of services, we expect to take on new employees to be valued members of our team.  For current opportunities, please visit our Careers page.

Johnstown Railyard

We have been further developing our railyard located in Johnstown, Ontario.

Phase 1 of construction was completed in 2019 with a railcar staging capacity of 260 railcars. 

Phases 2 and 3 were completed in 2020 to feature a state-of-the-art LPG terminal and mobile transloading area for liquid bulk, a robust bulk fuels transfer and road fuels blending facility offering 24/7 truck loading capabilities as well as a rail loading ramp for heavy equipment while increasing railcar staging capacity by an additional 200 railcars.

Phase 4 accommodates transloading for a variety of dry bulk products with additional railcars staging capacity of 40 railcars.

With Phase 5 and 6 nearing completion, total railcar staging capacity will increase to over 1,000 railcars.

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Meet the Team

Clayton Jones

President of CREWS & Jones Rail Industries

With over 33 years’ experience in the rail industry, Clayton began his career at St. Luc Diesel Shop in Montreal for CP Rail and from there became a Mechanical Supervisor with Ottawa Central Railway. His passion for rail and supply chain logistics ultimately led him toward business ownership when he saw the significant potential that a service and storage site could offer a rapidly growing supply chain. With the purchase of 96 acres of land in 2016 in Johnstown, CREWS and Jones Rail Industries began its journey. As President and CEO, Clayton now employs over 65 people directly and indirectly supports hundreds of other supply chain jobs across Canada. With the Johnstown terminal approaching full capacity, Clayton is focused on service excellence by complimenting the class 1 railroads in a safe and efficient manner. With a vision for growth and building connections for customers in key sites, future plans include additional yards  across Canada and the United States.

Known for his industry knowledge and a commitment to long-term business relationships, Clayton is proud of the work his employees at CREWS and Jones Rail Industries do in support of Canadian trade, jobs, and as contributing members of their communities across Canada.

Kyle Jones
Chief Operating Officer

Kyle is responsible for CREWS operations in Canada and brings honing skills of large team management, operational efficiency, contract negotiation, and budget management. Kyle has strong knowledge and deep experience in developing and implementing management training with an emphasis on safety culture. Kyle is well respected by the Class one railroad operators across the Canadian network.

As a qualified Rail Conductor and Track Inspector, Kyle has taken on increasing responsibilities while also overseeing Jones Rail Industries Ltd. and is the main contact for track maintenance, construction and design. He is known for his reliable services, extensive knowledge and experience in rail operations and in helping add value for growth in the region.

Jesse Jones
Chief Financial Officer

As CFO of both Canadian Rail Equipment Works and Services Inc. and Jones Rail Industries Ltd., Jesse has been closely involved at the core of both organizations since the inception of the CREWS Johnstown, ON Railyard Facility in 2016.

With an origin rooted in railway and supply chain systems, Jesse has applied his expertise in financial management, management of organizational structures and corporate strategy to pursue synergies for supply chain users across various industries.

Tiffany Edwards
Vice President, Business Development & Strategy

As Vice President of Business Development & Strategy for Canadian Rail Equipment Works and Services Inc. (CREWS), Tiffany’s responsibilities include leveraging our strategy on growth and new business development, while overseeing all sustainable practices. Tiffany also ensures the CREWS corporate values are well understood by employees while being embraced and put into action to exemplify leadership and partnership with our stakeholders, customers, and projects within the organization’s strategic platform. Her responsibilities also include implementing the CREWS vision through project analysis, performance measurement and quality improvement by engaging directly with stakeholders, investors, and government officials. She Leads in streamlining and resolving supply chain issues throughout Canada by spearheading our vision for transload facilities to customers, suppliers, and stakeholders across business sectors.