Intermodal

Watco’s South Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad will serve a new $325 million Barlett soybean crushing facility in Montgomery County, Kans.

Industrial Development Briefs

Intermodal service provider Tiger Cool Express will develop a logistics center at the former Union Pacific Cold Connect warehouse in Wallula, Wash. In addition, CSX has designated a third Tennessee property as a CSX Select Site; Bartlett, a Savage Company, will build a $325 million soybean crushing facility in Kansas, to be served by Watco; and the U.S. Economic Development Administration is awarding CARES Act Recovery Assistance grants for the construction of a new industrial rail spur in Arkansas and improvements to the Lubbock Rail Port in Texas.

Cowen 3Q21 Shipper Surveys Say …

An “incremental positive for orders” and “sequentially flat” rate increases characterized Cowen and Company’s third-quarter 2021 Rail Equipment and Rail Shipper Surveys, respectively, report analysts Jason Seidl (Railway Age’s Wall Street Contributing Editor), Matt Elkott and Elliot Alper.

Supply Chains: Broken Beyond Repair?

Never before in our recent memory has so much focus been put on “supply chains.” The popular press has added the term to the language of the everyday person. We hear things like: “I went to the store today and the items I wanted were out of stock. Must be a supply chain problem.” Railroads are part of the supply chain, but few people realize or understand it.

The Mobility 21 coalition has presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to Jake Tendler of HNTB (pictured). Quantix has rehired Jake Tendler to become Vice President of Sales.

People News: HNTB, Quantix

HNTB’s Thomas Jenkins has earned the Mobility 21 Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition, Quantix (formerly A&R Logistics) has named Jake Tendler Vice President of Sales for its 3PL Solutions business.