NS Debuts Industrial Site Search Tool

Written by Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor
“Before NSites, there was no single destination to help large manufacturers, site-selection professionals, and developers identify and compare rail-served industrial sites that offer the exact site characteristics they need,” NS Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Ed Elkins said.

“Before NSites, there was no single destination to help large manufacturers, site-selection professionals, and developers identify and compare rail-served industrial sites that offer the exact site characteristics they need,” NS Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Ed Elkins said.

Norfolk Southern (NS) has launched an online industrial site and transload selection tool for current and potential shippers.

Dubbed NSites, the GIS-based search engine includes more than 800 available industrial locations across NS’s 22-state network—all verified as rail accessible by NS or one of its short line partners, the Class I railroad reported on Dec. 16. Nearly 250 transload facilities in key eastern U.S. markets are also included, according to NS.

NS Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Ed Elkins

Users can filter results based on acreage; location; existing warehousing; and proximity to highways, intermodal terminals and port facilities. To aid in the selection process, they can review auto-generated, downloadable site brochures and data, and contact site-specific NS employees who can answer questions and coordinate projects.

“We developed NSites with the user in mind, to empower current and future customers during site selection decisions,” NS Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Ed Elkins said. “Before NSites, there was no single destination to help large manufacturers, site-selection professionals, and developers identify and compare rail-served industrial sites that offer the exact site characteristics they need.”

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