Kurt Murdoch

Vice President of Operations

Kurt Murdoch

Vice President of Operations

Kurt grew up in Idaho and learned the value of hard work at a young age working for potato farmers in his area. He followed in his father’s footsteps and began working for the railroad where he served in many capacities for over 23 years. Some of which included the installation of Positive Train Control (PTC) infrastructure systemwide and a project manager for fiber installation. Throughout all 23 years, he also became very familiar and proficient with On Track Safety (OTS) procedures and hi-rail procedures. He came to Slaten seeing the opportunity to become a part of something special and help the company increase its diversity within the railroad community.

Tayler Anderson

Chief Operating Officer

Tayler Anderson

Chief Operating Officer

Tayler grew up riding horses and working in the barn, learning the meaning of hard work from an early age. Her dad was a carpenter by trade, and she spent most of her time as his shadow, learning all there was to know about carpentry. After high school she went to work for a construction company and even spends time within the family business in the septic industry. Tayler has learned and mastered multiple rolls over the years and that made her an ideal fit to step in as the Chief Operating Officer for Slaten Rail Division. When she is not keeping the railroad division organized, she and her carpenter husband are busy camping, hiking, and raising their two handsome young boys.

Mathew LaFond

Maintenance Foreman

Mathew LaFond

Maintenance Foreman

Matthew was born and raised in Rhode Island and served in the United States Army as a vertical Engineer. Once he returned home, he was a harvester operator for a sod farm where his main priorities were to ensure a healthy harvest and maintain the sod fields. Then he moved onto contracting work with another tower outfit and traveled with them which opened a new career path with the Genesee & Wyoming Railroad. Working for the track department taught him a wide variety of new skills with all sorts of different on and off-track equipment.

Binson Rountree

Intermodal/Civil Suprvisor

Binson Rountree

Intermodal/Civil Suprvisor

Binson started out running tractors and moving irrigation lines on his uncle’s farm in Southern Idaho. After that he developed a passion for the Railroad just like his father. He now has a Fiber Optic Association (FOA) certification as both a fiber technician and an experienced fiber splicer. He holds a Comtrain certification and is also hi-rail qualified. Binson holds a leadership role in an ODAS system that was a hi-rail access only. He has grown a lot during his career and has a strong background on new site builds, excavation, and underground power and fiber optics.

Fabian McGlasson

Tower Foreman

Fabian McGlasson

Foreman

Fabian grew up in Salida, Colorado, and immediately after high school joined the military. After spending 4 years in the Army as an Engineer he decided he wanted to follow his father’s footsteps and get involved in the Railroad industry. He joined a contracting company that focused on general construction and telecommunications work for Union Pacific and BNSF railways. At the end of 3 years, his crew had set the standard for camera and telecommunication work for BNSF in the Pacific Northwest Region. He decided it was time to spend more time with his family, and accepted a job in Florence, CO in the drilling and blasting industry. He worked with explosives and received his blasting license after 2 years. He decided the explosives industry was not for him and then joined Slaten Construction as a railroad contractor. When he’s home he has a side business building rifles for people all over the country, and is a partner in an online tactical shop.

Kelton Murdoch

Tower/Civil Technician

Kelton Murdoch

Civil Technician

Kelton grew up in Idaho but moved out to Utah just before starting high school. After school ended, he got a job with the railroad following in the footsteps of his grandfather and dad who both had been a part of the railroad for many years. He credits amazing role models as parents and friends, who taught him how to work hard and have a strong work ethic. He strives to create new and long-lasting relationships with good people. Working for Slaten, he has been able to meet some amazing people and created a strong relationship with his team. Outside of work he likes to think of himself as very outgoing and loves to work on cars and hang out with his friends. He enjoys being outdoors as much as possible, either camping, traveling or just enjoying nature.

Jose is excited to learn and work on the railroad division increasing his skill base and is excited that he gets to travel and see different parts of the country. He’s been working in the construction industry for several years. His dad was a general contractor, so Jose followed in his father’s passion and started in the construction industry. He Learned all his skills by personally working with him and working for a framing company. For fun Jose likes to go kayaking, fishing, camping, and gaming.

Toni Belmonte

Civil Technician

Toni Belmonte

Civil Technician

Toni is from a small town in Colorado. He’s lived in Salida his whole life and loves the mountains and the outdoors. He decided to work for Slaten to learn about the railroad. He’s excited about the new adventure and to be able to travel and see the countryside. He strives to provide value to the company as well as all the people he works with.