Wallace Bourgeois


RCG, Manager of Inspection Services


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American Society of Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) Level II - Leak Test, Level II - Liquid Penetrant Test, Level II – Visual Testing

M-1003 Auditor Certified

SMAW and FCAW Certified

Consultant Specialties:

  • Coating Inspection
  • Internal Auditing
  • On-site Inspections - New Car Build, Shop Repair, On/Off lease inspections


Wallace's Bio:

I have 34 years in the railcar repair industry starting in 1988 with Rescar Inc. in Orange, TX. Then moved to Union Tank Car Co. in 1992 as a railcar repairman. I became a lead man in 1996 and stayed in that role until 1999. I took a Supervisor - Field Operations role in 1999 and opened up shop 165 in Columbus, MS. I went on to a more challenging role in 2004 when I became the site manager for Shop 170 Taft, LA. and stayed in that role until August of 2018. In 2018, after a total of 27 years with Union Tank Car I took the opportunity to work for Mississippi Export Railroad as the Director of Quality and stayed in that role until 2021 when I transitioned to Salco as a Performance Assurance Engineer.

Benefits of Consulting Services:

Safety & Regulatory Compliance. Not only meeting the rules but understanding the requirements and their intent. This is accomplished through internal auditing, procedure writing, QA Program development, Training (both safety and regulatory), etc.

Customers utilizing car inspection have a better understanding of the condition of their fleet and more control of their asset management. Inspection of cars being taken on, or being released from lease, can address liability issues with the current condition of the car and responsible party based on lease contract wording. Inspection of new car manufacturing works much like an audit of people, processes, and materials to meet contractual obligations.

Companies Salco's RCG has provided counsel to:

American Railcar Industries        Baier Marine        Caltrex        Central Main and Quebec        Chemtrade        Continental Rail Services        Curry Rail      Eastlake Chemicals        EMS        ExxonMobil        Foradora Welding        Freedom Rail        Huntsman Chemical        Ingredion        LyondellBasell        Occidental Chemical        Quala        Mississippi Export Railroad        Rubber Lining Specialists        Transrail Innovation Group        The Andersons        Petrolem Services Corp.        Vagonmash        Protran-HARSCO        Runyon Industries        Axiall/Westlake        Imerys        Greenbrier        Ineos        Kamin        Residco        Element Financial        Nova Chemical        Trinity Industries        Arkema        Baker Hughes        Braskem America        Dupont        EOG        GBW        Chemours        Jones Hamilton        Koch Rail        Midwest AgEnergy        Blue Flint Ethanol        Red Trail Energy        Dakota Spirit Energy        NOVA Chemical  Tidal Energy        Taylor-Wharton America       Watco        UTLX        BP        Motiva        Global Partners        Foradora        C IT        Oertel Metal Works        Oxy Chemicals        Procor        SPSI        Tank Lining of Paris        Vermont Railway         Universal Motion Components             Fluence Energy        American Chemical Society        Union Tank Car        Applied Materials Technologies Inc  

To schedule a training course, contact Wallace Bourgeois at Wallace.Bourgeois@salcoproducts.com. Visit our full RCG offering here.