Sustainability is not only a highlight of Our Values in Action as a part of Caterpillar – it is an action we take into account every day in the communities where we live and work – whether recycling end-of-life components, railroad materials or repowering or refurbishing a locomotive. We continuously examine ways to create innovative and sustainable products and improve our processes to maintain our standing as a rail industry leader.

Progress Rail has strong roots in recycling – in fact, our business was founded on it. While we have broadened our industry expertise to cover the entire rail value chain, recycling is still the heartbeat of our company. Our ability to safely recycle material while extending the life of viable components allows us to provide incremental value for your scrap metal.  Our global reach provides direct access to steel mills and foundries – enabling our clients to manage their scrap as an asset.

Integration distinguishes our service, setting us apart from others in the industry. When locomotives and railcars are retired, we refurbish the reusable parts, incorporating them into our extensive inventory, and recycling what remains. The proceeds on the sale of the scrap can then be used to offset new equipment purchases or other services, to help positively affect our customers’ cash flow.

We are committed to building a better world by applying environmental principles to our daily work.



  • Enterprise Scrap Management
  • Steel Mill Relationships
  • Foundry Relationships
  • Railroad Scrap Demolition
  • Derailment Mobile Crew services
  • Industrial Scrap Metal Account Management
  • Locomotive Dismantling
  • Logistics
  • Worldwide Import/Export