Published on: March 30, 2017

Cando expands into the United States
Hires rail transportation expert as USA Business Development Director

BRANDON, MB March 30, 2017 — Cando Rail Services, an international service provider of innovative rail support services, has hired Deirdre Rains as its new Business Development Director for the United States. In her new role, Rains is responsible for growing Cando’s switching services in the US in several key target industries.

Rains has a 24 year career in rail transportation management in the agriculture industry, including railcar fleet management, negotiating rail and truck equipment leases, negotiating rail freight pricing, and managing transportation safety programs and corporate insurance.

Deirdre Rains has joined the Cando team as USA Business Development Director.

“Cando sees opportunities to expand in the US and with Deirdre’s rail transportation expertise and network of industry contacts, she is perfectly positioned to lead that growth,” says Steve Bromley, Cando’s VP of Industrial Rail Switching.

Most recently, Rains was The Mosaic Company’s Project Manager for a switching and mechanical services contract, which was awarded to Cando. Through a collaborative and long-term relationship between Cando and Mosaic, Rains helped expand Cando’s rail services to three new locations in Western Canada.

In addition to her extensive rail experience, Rains also has a master’s degree in education and spent 10 years as a high school educator. The ability to establish collaborative and productive relationships, manage dynamic and diverse settings and deliver outcomes where all stakeholders experience success have been fundamental to her unique career to date and will allow her to be successful in her new role.


About Cando

Cando Rail Services is an employee-owned company established in 1978 in Brandon, Manitoba. Cando optimizes the bulk material supply chain for industry and the Class 1 railways across North America. Cando’s goal is to provide a complete rail solution by offering individual services including industrial switching, material handling, logistics, terminal and transload services, engineering and track services, railcar storage, railcar repair and short line operations. Operating at more than 25 sites across Canada and the U.S., Cando serves many industries including automotive/manufacturing, fertilizer/potash, petroleum, grain and grain products, forest products and intermodal. To learn more about Cando’s business and services, please visit:

For further information, please contact:
Julie Pomehichuk
Marketing and Communications Manager
(204) 725-5174