Savage Debuts Tooele Railport, Utah

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
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Utah-based global transportation and logistics company Savage has opened Savage Railport in Tooele, Utah, described as “a multi-commodity transload facility strategically located to serve Salt Lake City and surrounding markets.”

Served by Union Pacific and located 40 miles west of Salt Lake City, Savage Railport provides truck-to-railcar transloads of non-hazardous and hazardous products for delivery across the U.S. and internationally, and from railcars to trucks for deliveries across the Wasatch Front. The facility includes 45 railcar spots, warehousing, ground storage, conveyor systems and railcar steaming capabilities. Savage has been providing transload services in Tooele on leased property, while designing and constructing the new railport, located at 1752 West B Ave. in Tooele, UT. 

Savage operates 50 rail terminals as part of the Savage Transload Network across the U.S., Canada and Mexico, including customer- and company-owned facilities.

“We’re excited to have our new transload facility in Tooele up and running, and look forward to helping businesses throughout the Salt Lake metropolitan area improve their inbound and outbound supply chains with better access to rail transportation,” said Brad Crist, Savage Energy and Chemical Sector President. “Our focus is on providing safe and reliable service and being a trusted partner for customers in many industries including mining, refining, power generation, agriculture and more, for many years to come.”

“Savage’s new railport in Tooele is a milestone in Utah’s path to becoming not just the crossroads of the west but the crossroads of the world,” said Miles Hansen, President and CEO of World Trade Center Utah. “We are fortunate to have a global company like Savage headquartered and making investments right here in Utah. The new Savage facility exemplifies how important our rural communities are for our shared global efforts. By utilizing rail to move products in and out of Utah, we reduce traffic congestion and emissions along the Wasatch Front while harnessing the workforce and talent located in Tooele County.”

This is the second Savage facility involving Union Pacific in recent weeks. In late March, Savage and UP reported that they will open the Savage Railport-Southern Idaho terminal for the export of containerized hay and other agricultural commodities; it will be the first to serve the state of Idaho.

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