Genesee & Wyoming subsidiary opens bulk transload facility in North Carolina

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Genesee & Wyoming subsidiary Atlantic & Western Railway opened a new bulk transload facility in North Carolina this week, the company announced in a news release. The newly built facility in Sanford, N.C., will allow the railroad to load anything from flour and plastic pellets to propane and roofing granules.

“The Sanford terminal provides non-rail-served businesses in the Raleigh-Durham and surrounding areas with the ability to not only reduce transportation costs, but also manage their inventory, utilize just-in-time delivery and shrink their carbon footprint by eliminating the use of long-haul trucks,” Railroad President Andy Chunko says.

Located on a six-acre site, ATW’s Choice Terminal in Sanford features a 20-car rail yard and truck-to-railcar transloading equipment, including a weighing scale. According to the railroad, some customers are already taking advantage of it, including Owens Corning, which produces insulation and roofing supplies.

“Using the ATW Choice Terminal will allow us to work with a supplier that is not currently rail-served as well as two Class I railroads to broaden our market,” says David Uncapher, Owens Corning’s director of transportation sourcing for the Americas. “We’ll have an opportunity to tap into freight-rail economics by trucking raw materials to the terminal from various points and loading them to rail for a single delivery at our manufacturing sites hundreds of miles away.”

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