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Walmart is quietly taking control of its rail operations - Business Insider
Walmart is taking control of their supply chain through a pilot program in which the $500 billion retailer uses name-brand freight containers designed in-house. The pilot is only in Southern California.
this-week-449  Around-the-web  Matt  e-commmerce  ecommerce  supply-chain  logistics  rail  freight  freight-logistics  intermodal 
29 days ago by areadevelopment
The secret to success for manufacturers and distributors? Follow the tracks - Railway Age
When a manufacturing or distribution company selects a new location for a facility, which factors are most important? Should the manufacturer listen to the recommendations of HR representatives and utility consultants or the construction controllers and local economic development officials? Opinions are infinite, but meaningful insights can be few and far between.
Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  economic-development  site-selection  rail  this-week-447 
8 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Trade war hangs over new MBTA subway cars - The Boston Globe
The Chinese company building subway cars for the MBTA hosted a ceremony Tuesday to celebrate the completion of the new Orange Line vehicles at its factory in Western Massachusetts, as it lobbies the Trump administration for a break from the tariffs in the two countries’ ongoing trade war.
china  u.s.-manufacturing  Massachusetts  transportation-industry  rail  tariffs  government-policy  trade-policy  business-globalization  Around-the-web  this-week-446 
december 2018 by areadevelopment
Grimy, Glorious, Gone. The Divergent Paths of 7 Train Stations - The New York Times
The middle of the country has a tortured romance with its train stations, often grandiose structures that shaped local history but stopped serving a purpose. The announcement this summer that Detroit’s crumbling train terminal — among the best-known symbols of that city’s decline — would be turned into futuristic offices brought new attention to the problem of what to do with aging depots.
rail  midwest  urban-revitalization  adaptive-re-use  Around-the-web  this-week-437  detroit  Cincinnati  ohio  kansas-city  joplin  missouri  arkansas 
september 2018 by areadevelopment
Why Working on the Railroad Comes With a $25,000 Signing Bonus - WSJ
Tight labor market forces BNSF, Union Pacific to dangle big incentives from Missouri to Oregon.
this-week-422  Around-the-web  Matt  rail  rail-logitsics  railroad  workforce  jobs  logistics  labor 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Get On Track With a Rail-Served Site - Area Development
The economic and environmental benefits of freight rail transportation should be considered when developing your next facility.
area-development-features  Matt  economic-development  site-selection  freight  freight-logistics  logistics  supply-chain  infrastructure  rail  rail-logitsics  railroad  manufacturing 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
In Focus: Why America’s Supply Chain Is Shifting East - Area Development
With a vast rail and intermodal network, East Coast ports are well positioned to support the growing e-commerce trend.
intermodal  supply-chain  infrastructure  area-development-features  Matt  ports  rail  logistics  ecommerce 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
Foreign Investors Connect to the World from Canada - Area Development
Canada’s logistics infrastructure and trade connections can be quite beneficial to foreign investors and shippers.
area-development-features  Matt  canada  location-canada  logistics  infrastructure  supply-chain  FDI  intermodal  rail  ports  airports  trade 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
Corbitt Manufacturing Opens Manufacturing Plant In Paragould, Arkansas - Area Development
Corbitt Manufacturing, a component manufacturing operation within American Railcar Industries, is starting up a new manufacturing facility in Paragould, Arkansas. As part of this new location, the company plans to invest approximately $3.5 million and create up to 60 new jobs.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  arkansas  south  manufacturing  rail  jobs 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
CSX Invests $160 Million In Edgecombe County, North Carolina, Intermodal Terminal - Area Development
CSX will invest $160 million to open a new intermodal terminal in Edgecombe County, North Carolina. Known as the Carolina Connector, this critical infrastructure project will bring jobs and economic opportunity to eastern North Carolina and position the state as a leader in enhanced freight movement.
csx  intermodal  rail  north-carolina  south-atlantic  economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  freight  freight-logistics  logistics  supply-chain  infrastructure  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  jobs 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
Rail Expansion Projects Spark Tensions - WSJ
The fate of BNSF Railway Co.’s new terminal near the Port of Los Angeles is now in jeopardy even though it has been in development for 10 years at a cost of more than $50 million and would provide badly needed rail capacity.
this-week-354  Around-the-web  Matt  bnsf  rail  intermodal  logistics  infrastructure  supply-chain 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Train to the plane’s impact on economic development debated - FOX31 Denver
It's supposed to save time and money, but will it be good for the economy? Will it spur the development that some say it will bring?
this-week-350  Around-the-web  Matt  rail  colorado  denver  mountain-states  economic-development  intermodal 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
Norfolk Southern Corporation Undertakes $8.2 Million Headquarters Expansion In Norfolk, Virginia - Area Development
Norfolk Southern Corporation is investing $8.2 million to expand its corporate headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia. The expansion will accommodate 165 new employees.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  headquarters  corporate-headquarters  jobs  norfolk-southern  logistics  rail 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
CSX Plans Major Shipping Hub, The Carolina Connector, In Johnston County, North Carolina - Area Development
CSX plans to build a major shipping hub in Johnston County, North Carolina. Over time, the project could bring 1,500 statewide jobs to North Carolina and provide an estimated $329 million in public benefits to the state.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  north-carolina  south-atlantic  rail  logistics  rail-logitsics 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Rocla Concrete Tie, Inc., To Construct Manufacturing Plant In Ft. Pierce, Florida - Area Development
Rocla Concrete Tie, Inc., the largest supplier of pre-stressed concrete ties to North America’s freight and transit railroads, has entered in to a long-term supply agreement with All Aboard Florida and Florida East Coast Railway to supply railroad ties. The new agreement will require the construction of a new manufacturing facility in Ft. Pierce, Florida.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  manufacturing  Florida  south-atlantic  rail  freight 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation Begins Construction On $60 Million Springfield, Mass. Railcar Manufacturing Hub - Area Development
China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation began construction on a $60 million, 220,000 square foot, railcar manufacturing hub, situated on 40-acres along Page Boulevard in Springfield, Massachusetts. The company initially expects to hire a minimum of 150 associates.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Massachusetts  new-england  location-USA  FDI  manufacturing  rail  jobs 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
With U.S. Factory and Boston Transit Deal, Inroad for Chinese Rail Firm - The New York Times
China’s biggest rail manufacturing company is setting its sights on the United States, breaking ground on Thursday for a $60 million plant in Springfield, Mass., that will assemble new cars for Boston’s subway system.
china  rail  infrastructure  fdi-USA  Massachusetts  regional-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-320 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
Help For Short Line Railroads Seen As Boost To Rural Oregon Economy - Jefferson Public Radio
It’s no secret that Oregon’s rural areas have lagged behind the state’s urban core in recovering from the recession of 2008. As politicians and business leaders scramble to find ways to resuscitate the sluggish rural economy, a 19th Century transportation technology makes the case that it holds part of the answer.
this-week-319  Around-the-web  Matt  oregon  pacific-states  rail  intermodal  transportation 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
American Railcar Industries Plans $10.5 Million Expansion In Marmaduke, Arkansas - Area Development
American Railcar Industries, Inc., a leading North American designer and manufacturer of hopper and tank railcars, plans to enhance its tank railcar manufacturing facility in Marmaduke, Arkansas. As part of the expansion, the Company will invest $10.5 million in buildings and equipment.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  arkansas  south  manufacturing  rail 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
GBW Railcar Services To Open Operations Center In Overland Park, Kansas - Area Development
GBW Railcar Services, a joint venture of Greenbrier and Watco Companies, will open an office in Overland Park, Kansas. The company, which delivers freight car repair services and monitors certification and maintenance requirements, will add 20 to 30 jobs in the next year.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Kansas  plains  jobs  rail 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
StrikerBilt Invests Nearly $1.5 Million To Expand Manufacturing Plant In Greenville, Kentucky - Area Development
StrikerBilt, a company that manufactures equipment used to produce railroad ties, will invest nearly $1.5 million to expand its manufacturing center in the western part of the Blue Grass State. The company plans to move from its current facility in Central City into a 54,000-square-foot facility on Opportunity Way in Greenville, Kentucky.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  manufacturing  kentucky  south  rail  transportation-industry 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
Norfolk Southern Corporation Expands Its Railroad University In McDonough, Georgia - Area Development
Norfolk Southern Corporation opened the expansion of its Railroad University south of Atlanta, in McDonough, Georgia. The two-story expansion effectively doubles the training center's classroom space from 27,000 to 50,000 square feet.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  norfolk-southern  rail  logistics  workforce-development  georgia  south-atlantic 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
Front Line: High-Speed Rail Spurs Economic Development - Area Development
California is finally going ahead with its high-speed rail project. In January 2015 California state officials broke ground on the future high-speed rail station in Fresno, part of the 520-mile long high-speed (up to 200 mph) rail line that will connect downtown San Francisco to downtown Los Angeles.
area-development-features  economic-development  site-selection  intermodal  rail  logistics  california  pacific-states  matt  frontline 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
CSX Opens $100 Million Intermodal Terminal Near Montreal, Quebec, Canada - Area Development
CSX opened its new $100 million intermodal terminal, on 89-acres, in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield near Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The facility expands CSX's intermodal network capacity and offers Canadian customers domestic and international service that connects with the railroad's 21,000 mile network in the United States.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  montreal  quebec  atlantic-canada  location-usa  infrastructure  logistics  csx  intermodal  rail 
december 2014 by areadevelopment
FreightCar America Expands Railcar Production In Cherokee, Alabama - Area Development
FreightCar America, Inc. plans to increase its workforce as part of a $10 million railcar production expansion in Alabama’s Shoals region.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  jobs  rail  manufacturing 
december 2014 by areadevelopment
Germany-Based Hubner Manufacturing Plans $8.6 Million Expansion In Mount Pleasant, South Carolina - Area Development
A company that supplies products to the bus, rail and air transportation industries, Hubner Manufacturing Corporation is investing $8.6 million to expand its manufacturing facility with plans to create 50 new jobs in Mount Pleasant, Charleston County, South Carolina.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  south-atlantic  south-carolina  rail  jobs  transportation  manufacturing  incentives-taxes-grants-loans  fdi  location-usa 
december 2014 by areadevelopment
Nippon Sharyo Manufacturing Opens Rail Car Production Facility In Rochelle, Illinois - Area Development
Nippon Sharyo Manufacturing opened their expanded passenger rail car production facility, Shop 3, at the company’s Rochelle, Illinois, manufacturing plant.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  illinois  transportation-industry  manufacturing  rail  midwest 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Holt Logistics Corp. And South Jersey Port Corporation To Construct Marine Terminal In Paulsboro, New Jersey - Area Development
Holt Logistics Corp. entered into a partnership with the South Jersey Port Corporation for the construction of a new, state-of-the-art marine terminal in Paulsboro, New Jersey.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  new-jersey  mid-atlantic  infrastructure  logistics  ports  rail 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Adams Industries, Inc. Enhances Its Cheyenne County, Nebraska, Trans-Loading Facility - Area Development
Adams Industries, Inc., a service-based transportation and manufacturing company that provides logistic solutions, specialized warehousing and unique trans-loading of materials, plans to build an additional 36,960 linear feet of rail and switching equipment to enhance its trans-loading capabilities at its facility in Cheyenne County, Nebraska.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  nebraska  plains  manufacturing  logistics  warehousing  trans-loading  rail  incentives-taxes-grants-loans  union-pacific 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
BNSF to Continue Investments Related to U.S. Oil Boom - WSJ
BNSF Railway Co. will continue making massive investments to build out rail transport for America's oil boom, Matthew K. Rose, the company's executive chairman said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal.
this-week-266  around-the-web  matt  oil  bnsf  railroad  infrastructure  rail 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Why Proposed Rule To Increase Freight Rail Competition Would Hurt Railroads And Customers - Forbes
The freight rail industry faces a new tide of regulation that threatens what has been a remarkable industry comeback over the last three decades, from the depths of bankruptcy to one of the strongest industry sectors in the U.S. economy.
this-week-263  freight-logistics  freight  around-the-web  matt  rail  rail-logitsics  logistics  infrastructure 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
Transportation Equipment: A Key Economic Driver - Area Development
Growth in the automotive, aerospace, and other transportation related manufacturing industries is rolling along at a steady pace.
area-development-features  automotive-industry  aerospace  transportation  economic-development  manufacturing  matt  rail  ship-building 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
Developing a Sustainable Facility
From using locally sourced materials during construction to utilizing renewable energy sources to distributing products by rail, each company is embarking on its unique path to sustainability.
insider-93  area-development-features  matt  sustainable-development  sustainability  facility-planning  renewable-energy  construction  rail  site-selection 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
The Most Efficient Mode Of Transportation In America Isn't A Prius -- It's A Train - Forbes
Pricing and regulations need to be nailed down in order for railroad companies to commit to moving trains on natural gas. But trains are already the most efficient mode of transportation in America, thanks to new innovation in one of America’s oldest industries.
freight-logistics  GE  norfolk-southern  logistics  rail  this-week-255  around-the-web 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Lee Controls Invests $2.46 Million To Establish Operations Center In Brunswick County, North Carolina - Area Development Online
Lee Controls, LLC will invest $2.46 million to locate its manufacturing plant and headquarters operations near Southport, North Carolina in Brunswick County, with plans to create 77 jobs over the next three years.
north-carolina  manufacturing  jobs  rail  taxes-incentives  economic-development  site-selection  matt  headquarters 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Japan-based Morio Denki To Open First US Plant In Lincoln, Nebraska - Area Development Online
A Japan-based firm that manufactures electrical equipment, Morio Denki, plans to open its first U.S. operation in Lincoln, Nebraska by the end of this year.
shipping  automotive-industry  manufacturing  location-usa  fdi  rail  economic-development  site-selection  real-estate  nebraska  matt 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
R.J. Corman Signaling To Establish Regional Headquarters In Orange Park, Florida - Area Development Online
R.J. Corman Signaling, a newly formed subsidiary of R.J. Corman Railroad Group, will locate its regional headquarters in Orange Park, Florida, where the firm plans to create 58 engineering jobs. Its Clay County headquarters will be used to accelerate early stage growth in the company’s engineering of railroad signal system design, wiring, construction, maintenance, packaging, material warehousing, and logistics.
florida  rail  economic-development  site-selection  engineering  matt  headquarters 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
BNSF Railway Plans $125 Million To Expand and Improve Facilities in Everett and Orillia, Washington - Area Development Online
BNSF Railway Company plans to invest an estimated $125 million on expansion, maintenance and rail capacity improvements in Everett and Orillia Washington, along with track enhancements throughout the state.
washington  bnsf  rail  economic-development  site-selection  infrastructure 
august 2013 by areadevelopment
Appalachian Railcar Services To Invest $1.4 Million To Establish Facility In Earl Park, Indiana - Area Development Online
Appalachian Railcar Services, Inc. , a railcar repair and maintenance company, plans to invest $1.4 million to locate a new facility in Earl Park, Indiana, creating up to 22 new jobs by 2015.
indiana  jobs  rail  taxes-incentives  economic-development  site-selection  matt 
august 2013 by areadevelopment
Site Selection: The Rise of Intermodal - Inbound Logistics
Intermodal plays an essential role in today's site selection process. Superior rail intermodal sites and services put your company on the right track.
rail-logitsics  around-the-web  rail  economic-development  intermodal  site-selection  this-week-218  matt  logistics 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
Norfolk Southern Opens $5.9 Million Thoroughbred Bulk Transfer Terminal In Knoxville, Tennessee - Area Development Online
Norfolk Southern Corporation opened its new $5.9 million Thoroughbred Bulk Transfer terminal in Knoxville, Tennessee. The new terminal is located adjacent to I-275 and fewer than two miles from I-40 and I-75 at 849 Tennessee Ave., in Knoxville, adjacent to Norfolk Southern's rail yard.
knoxville  rail  tennessee  economic-development  site-selection  norfolk-southern  logistics  matt 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
Mexican Manufacturing Boom Could Spur One of Canada’s Railways to Buy Kansas City Southern - Financial Post
The upswing in Mexican manufacturing is building a strong case for either of Canada’s largest railways to consider purchasing Kansas City Southern in order to gain greater access to the emerging market, one analyst says.
manufacturing  canada  rail-logitsics  around-the-web  railroad  mexico  rail  this-week-215  matt 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
Regional Review: The Plains States Enjoying Renewed Economic Health - Area Development Online
Boasting low tax rates and aggressive recruitment programs, the Plains States point to major expansion projects as evidence of their economic health over the past year. These expansions, and the economic benefits that accompanied them, included significant foreign investment.
plains-states  location-usa  fdi  railroad  rail  taxes-incentives  plains  economic-development  site-selection  matt 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
The Andersons, Inc. Completes Railcar Paint Facility in Maumee, Ohio - Area Development Online
The Andersons, Inc., a company conducts business across North America in the grain, ethanol, and plant nutrient sectors, railcar leasing, turf and cob products, completed its newly-constructed, 27,300 square-foot railcar paint facility in Maumee, Ohio.
ohio  rail  economic-development  site-selection  matt 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
New Rail Transfer facility in Washington, Missouri, Creates More Than 300 jobs - Area Development Online
A new rail transfer facility in Washington, Missouri, is heralded as being instrumental in inspiring two local manufacturers to invest $3.5 million to significantly expand their operations and create more than 330 local jobs.
manufacturing  jobs  economic-development-news  missouri  rail  taxes-incentives  site-selection  matt 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
Indigo Resources Ltd Plans Rail-To-Barge Crude Oil And Petroleum Terminal In Osceola, Arkansas - Area Development Online
Indigo Resources Ltd plans to develop a 480 acre rail-to-barge crude oil and petroleum terminal facility on 3,000 feet along the Mississippi River in Osceola, Arkansas.
rail  economic-development  site-selection  matt  oil  arkansas 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
Boom Times on the Tracks: Rail Capacity, Spending Soar -
North America's major freight railroads are in the midst of a building boom unlike anything since the industry's Gilded Age heyday in the 19th century.
this-week-208  around-the-web  rail-logitsics  supply-chain  rail  freight-logistics  logistics  infrastructure 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Engineers Give America's Infrastructure a 'D+' - CNBC
When it comes to maintaining and investing in infrastructure, the nation's engineers say America is seeing some progress, but still not making the grade.
around-the-web  rail  surveys  studies  logistics  this-week-207  infrastructure 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
BNSF rolling stock in ND changing - The Bismarck Tribune
The change from trains hauling solid carbon-based energy (coal) to shipping liquid carbon-based energy (crude oil) came in the last several months. Or at least that’s when I began to notice it. The changes have come because the Bakken has reached a steady production stage, and the abundance of natural gas has driven this energy source’s price down, meaning new power plants are shifting from coal to natural gas for fuel.
bakken-shale  regional-reports  rail-logitsics  around-the-web  supply-chain  rail  infrastructure  this-week-207  energy  north-dakota  natural-gas 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Invests $500 on Intermodal Rail Yard Near San Pedro, California Port Complex - Area Development Online
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway plans to invest more than $500 million to develop and operate an intermodal rail yard on 185-acres north of the San Pedro, California port complex, which will create more than 1,000 jobs.
port-of-los-angeles  jobs  bnsf  california  rail  los-angeles  economic-development  intermodal  site-selection  matt 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
VMV Paducahbilt Invests $920,000 To Expand Its Paducah, Kentucky, Locomotive Manufacturing Center - Area Development Online
Japan-based U.S. Tsubaki Automotive plans a $1.9 million investment to expand its Portland, Tennessee, manufacturing facility, creating 70 new, full-time jobs in Sumner County.
manufacturing  jobs  u.s.-manufacturing  rail  taxes-incentives  economic-development  site-selection  paducah  matt  kentucky 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
CSX Plans $100 Million Intermodal Rail Terminal In Quebec, Canada - Area Development Online
CSX Corporation’s transportation and intermodal terminals subsidiary will build a $100 million intermodal rail terminal on 89-acres at Perron Industrial Park in the City of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield in Quebec, Canada, connecting it with CSX’s 21,000 rail network in the US.
central-canada  quebec  canada  csx  rail  economic-development  intermodal  site-selection  matt 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Levelland Industrial Rail Park - Titan Transloading, LLC Signs Frac Sand Contract -
Titan Transloading has signed a 36 month contract with a major sand company to provide transloading and trucking services in Levelland, Texas.
texas  around-the-web  fracking  rail  matt 
january 2013 by areadevelopment

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