RJ Corman eyes Georgia-Pacific property on North Carolina rail line

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WHITEVILLE, N.C. — County commissioners in North Carolina have voted to accept R.J. Corman’s proposal to purchase a former Georgia-Pacific industrial site for $2.15 million, The News Reporter reports. The property is located along the railroad’s line between Whiteville and Chadbourn, N.C.

Another company was interested in purchasing the property, but they could not secure the financing to close the deal. Now, R.J. Corman will work with the company, whose identify has not been publicly disclosed, to develop the site into a viable development.

If the company fails to deliver on its financing partnership with R.J. Corman, the railroad will partner with county leaders on other arrangements.

In the meantime, S&A Railroad Ties is also preparing to move into the site.

The industrial site is located along Corman’s Carolina Lines in eastern North Carolina. The route in question is part of the former Carolina Southern that R.J. Corman purchased and rehabilitated in 2015.

The 103-mile rail line runs from Mullins, S.C., east to Whiteville, N.C., and south to Myrtle Beach, S.C. It interchanges with CSX Transportation at Mullins.

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