OmniTRAX Bringing Rail-Ready Program to CRL

Written by Andrew Corselli
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OmniTRAX, an affiliate of The Broe Group, is working with the Calumet Area Industrial Commission (CAIC) to launch its Rail-Ready Sites program at the Chicago Rail Link (CRL). The Rail-Ready Sites program connects customers looking to maximize supply chain performance with rail-served properties.

OmniTRAX and CAIC are currently marketing rail-served sites along the CRL and are working to add more. The initial two sites, which total 156 acres, are “ideal locations for automotive manufacturing (tiers 1, 2 and 3), steel fabricators and finishers, food processing and distribution and building materials suppliers.” Click here to review the two sites and learn more about OmniTRAX’s Rail-Ready Program.

The CRL provides switching and terminal services for more than 72 miles of track in Chicago, and customized intermediate switching services through the Chicago Terminal complex. In addition to serving the Port of Chicago, CRL is the contract switching operator for CSX at the Bedford Park Intermodal Facility.

“The southside of Chicago is undergoing a major industrial renaissance and the CRL is playing a central role for shippers and receivers,” said Ean Johnson, CEcD, VP of Industrial Development at OmniTRAX. “The Calumet Area Industrial Commission is a great partner for a great market that has first class infrastructure for any company looking for improved supply chain efficiencies.”

“The greater Calumet area has one of the best trained and most experienced workforces in the country, and has the lowest cost of doing business in an otherwise expensive region,” said Ted Stalnos, President and CEO of Calumet Area Industrial Commission. “The CAIC can help companies navigate potential environmental incentives, financing and government regulations so they can find the rail-served facility of their dreams.”

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