CSX noted that the Wheeling organization also supported state legislation providing incentives for energy companies investing in the state. The award was presented to RED by Clark Robertson, CSX’s assistant vice president-Regional Development. He said RED was among many groups working to bring Dominion Energy to Natrium, Caiman Energy to Moundsville, and AES Drilling Fluids to Benwood, W.Va. The facilities are expected to generate an estimated 9,250 carloads of freight annually for CSX.
“The RED team worked quickly and consistently to engage CSX Regional Development as a partner in helping create more economic opportunity for the region,” said Robertson. “CSX was ready, willing, and pleased to help. Our entire team looks forward to doing more work with the Regional Economic Development Partnership and to helping the area benefit from the continuing development of the Marcellus Shale area.”