Charleston Daily Mail – The Greenbrier has been a powerful asset to West Virginia since before the state was a state. Its corporate parent today, Florida-based CSX Corp., recently announced that it has hired Goldman Sachs to make the resort a "viable entity."
The resort lost $35 million in 2008.
It’s easy to understand why CSX would want the Greenbrier, only one of its concerns, to earn its keep.
As the Wall Street Journal noted, the railroad industry is grappling with a severe drop in freight volume, the hospitality industry is in a serious slump, and CSX has been harried by hedge funds that questioned its investments and called for a management overhaul. That dispute put five new faces on the 12-member board.