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A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Dec. 8 for the Savage Gulf Rail Facility in San Patricio County, Tex. (Photograph Courtesy of Union Pacific)

UP-Served Savage Gulf Rail Facility Opens

A grand opening was held earlier this month for the Savage Gulf Rail Facility, which supports the plastics manufacturing joint venture of ExxonMobil and SABIC in San Patricio County, Tex.

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People News: Railroad Software, Savage, HDR, WSP

Railroad Software hired a short line railroad veteran as Vice President of Business Development. In addition, a former Mexican Ambassador to the United States joined the Savage Board of Directors; HDR made two executive appointments; and WSP USA named a National Transit and Rail Deputy Market Sector Leader.

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

Savage on Sept. 1 celebrated the grand opening of a new terminal at UP’s Pocatello, Idaho, rail yard for transport of containerized hay and other agricultural commodities to Northwest Seaport Alliance ports in Washington state.

Intermodal Briefs: Sasser, Savage/UP

Sasser Family Companies (Sasser) is acquiring Singapore-based global container lessor Falcon Lease Holdings Pte. Ltd. and its group of companies. In addition, Savage has opened Idaho’s first intermodal rail terminal.

Salvage will own and operate the Mossville (La.) railport, which will be built on property leased from KCS. It is slated to start handling commodities from Lake Charles-area refineries, chemical plants and other businesses by January 2022.

Savage, KCS to Launch Louisiana Railport

Savage, a Utah-based global infrastructure and supply chain services company, is teaming with Kansas City Southern (KCS) to build a multi-commodity railport for transloading and storage in Mossville, La.

PST developed a customized training package for Savage, using the logistics provider’s yard configurations, rules and operating practices to shape the curriculum.

Supply Side: PS Technology, Savage, Siemens

PS Technology (PST) has designed and supplied 3D simulation training to Savage for its rail yard and industrial switching operations; Savage has established a team to work on renewable energy assets and services projects; and Siemens Mobility has acquired Software as a Service (SaaS) provider Padam Mobility.

Savage Debuts Tooele Railport, Utah

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.”