Arnold Benedict, Founder In the early 1970s, BEI became involved with the railroad industry. Mr. Benedict came up with the thought that his oil tankers could pull directly up to the trains on the tracks and refuel them. This would be quick, efficient and would save the railroad industry vast amounts of money. This also became very successful for Benedict Enterprises. This portion of business soon broke off to form its own entity, BEI Refueling. We now fuel trains at many different sites through Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Mississippi and West Virginia. It is a successful and growing company under the Benedict Enterprises Corporation. In recent years, our company has added an additional line of business, that of hauling wet and dry bulk lime .