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Re: Ohio rail business news

Unread postby MSchwiebert » Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:38 pm

A lot of what the Toledo Port Authority is doing is "speculation work" . I'd be really surprised if there's been any revenue moves on the track that went in where the old refinery was since it's been put down.

redside20 wrote:Lots going on up on the Toledo waterfront with the Port of Toledo building more space for there terminal...Starting here at the Ironville Docks for their warehouse...Adding 15000 feet of linear track
http://www.toledoblade.com/Economy/2013 ... r-way.html
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Re: Ohio rail business news

Unread postby bn13814 » Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:49 pm

From the Dayton Daily News:

http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/new ... ove/nbtnp/

The $750,000 will be spent on, "Improvements to the rail line include rebuilding the crossing at Little Richmond Road, new crossing signals, and other repairs and enhancements..." It also notes repairs to the Wolf Creek Bridge are planned for 2014.

The article lists three customers: NVR, Inc. (div. of Ryan Homes), Malt Products Corp. (which is expanding) and Syncreon.

I did a little exploring on this line in July 2010, and it appeared that Malt Products was the only active industry, with a number of corn syrup tank cars on both tracks. I couldn't tell if Syncreon was doing anything. Stock Lumber was closed, and this was apparently before NVR purchased the property.

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Re: Ohio rail business news

Unread postby redside20 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:39 pm

With other Heinz plants in the US and Canada closing, The Fremont Ohio plant is adding workers. The plant is also one of the biggest rail served customers in town.
http://www.thenews-messenger.com/articl ... /312180008
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Re: Ohio rail business news

Unread postby redside20 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:55 am

At the Whirlpool Plant in Clyde Ohio, a production line from Mexico moving to the Clyde facility adding 100 jobs...surprising
http://www.sanduskyregister.com/article ... ss/5098261

The Clyde Whirlpool Plant is a rail served customer off the NS Toledo District. It covered hoppers of plastic pellets and boxcars for the Distribution facility adjacent to the plant.
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Re: Ohio rail business news

Unread postby jallenp7 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:15 pm

Suppose to be an announcement about something coming to the old GM Moraine plant on Friday, served by NS Dayton Dist.

Per the Columbus Business First it is Fuyao Glass

"New hope at GM plant: A sprawling former General Motors plant outside Dayton is about to get a second life thanks to a manufacturer out of China, the Dayton Business Journal reports. More details are expected to be announced by Gov. John Kasich today, but the project's expected to lead to 800 new jobs at the Moraine facility. The Dayton Daily News identifies the tenant as auto parts maker Fuyao Glass Industry Group's Fuyao North America Inc., which will invest $200 million into the operation – the largest Chinese investment ever in the state, according to JobsOhio."

http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/mor ... 2014-01-10
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Re: Ohio rail business news

Unread postby CG Tower » Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:43 am

Wapakoneta was the runner up site for this facility and it would have been a new build. Moraine is a brown field, but, has the buildings in place.


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jallenp7 wrote:Suppose to be an announcement about something coming to the old GM Moraine plant on Friday, served by NS Dayton Dist.

Per the Columbus Business First it is Fuyao Glass

"New hope at GM plant: A sprawling former General Motors plant outside Dayton is about to get a second life thanks to a manufacturer out of China, the Dayton Business Journal reports. More details are expected to be announced by Gov. John Kasich today, but the project's expected to lead to 800 new jobs at the Moraine facility. The Dayton Daily News identifies the tenant as auto parts maker Fuyao Glass Industry Group's Fuyao North America Inc., which will invest $200 million into the operation – the largest Chinese investment ever in the state, according to JobsOhio."

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Re: Ohio rail business news

Unread postby bn13814 » Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:57 pm

jallenp7 wrote:Suppose to be an announcement about something coming to the old GM Moraine plant on Friday, served by NS Dayton Dist.

Per the Columbus Business First it is Fuyao Glass

"New hope at GM plant: A sprawling former General Motors plant outside Dayton is about to get a second life thanks to a manufacturer out of China, the Dayton Business Journal reports. More details are expected to be announced by Gov. John Kasich today, but the project's expected to lead to 800 new jobs at the Moraine facility. The Dayton Daily News identifies the tenant as auto parts maker Fuyao Glass Industry Group's Fuyao North America Inc., which will invest $200 million into the operation – the largest Chinese investment ever in the state, according to JobsOhio."

http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/mor ... 2014-01-10


Word from the Western Ohio Rails Yahoo! groups is that glass will arrive from China in sheets, and will be bent into form at the Moraine plant. Honda apparently does this in Bellefontaine, but has no rail access. Of course, articles on this project when it was still called "Project Southbound" mentioned it needed rail access. Raw material (glass sheets) will probably arrive in ocean containers unloaded at Cincinnati or Columbus.
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Re: Ohio rail business news

Unread postby JoJames » Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:06 am

The official announcement was made by CSX after the fourth quarter earnings were reported. North Baltimore will be expanded with two more cranes and several processing tracks added. Work will be completed by early 2015.
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Re: Ohio rail business news

Unread postby jallenp7 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:57 am

Just saw that Candle-Lite has been sold by Lancaster Colony, but did not say whol purchased it

They are a customer on the Greenfield Line, recieve tank cars of wax.

Story appeared this morning in Columbus Business First
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Re: Ohio rail business news

Unread postby redside20 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:19 am

jallenp7 wrote:Just saw that Candle-Lite has been sold by Lancaster Colony, but did not say whol purchased it

They are a customer on the Greenfield Line, recieve tank cars of wax.

Story appeared this morning in Columbus Business First



http://fayetteadvocate.com/archives/139 ... ment-firm/
This could go either way..They could either close the doors entirely or there is hopefully another manufacturer out there interested in making candles
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Re: Ohio rail business news

Unread postby midland sub » Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:23 am

There's no reason to believe that the new owners are going to close the Leesburg factory.
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Re: Ohio rail business news

Unread postby redside20 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:26 am

midland sub wrote:There's no reason to believe that the new owners are going to close the Leesburg factory.


That's good. Because the Greenfield Subs success depends on businesses like Candlelite.
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Re: Ohio rail business news

Unread postby redside20 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:58 pm

Good news for a customer on the CSX Lorain Branch in Elyria..Dura Line will be increasing production and adding capacity to some of their plants and one of them is in Elyria..
http://www.plasticsnews.com/article/201 ... ipe-plants
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Re: Ohio rail business news

Unread postby redside20 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:14 am

Will this bring more rail traffic and different commodities in by rail to Lima?
http://www.limaohio.com/news/news/72952 ... ct-in-Lima
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Re: Ohio rail business news

Unread postby CG Tower » Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:50 pm

Meeting with Husky in a few weeks to discuss this very issue...this project and another major project at Potash Corporation in Lima will change rail traffic as well.

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Re: Ohio rail business news

Unread postby redside20 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:42 pm

National Lime and Stone has bought out an asphalt plant near Martins Ferry...briefly names rail carriers towards the end of the article..
http://thecourier.com/local-news/2014/0 ... -producer/
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Re: Ohio rail business news

Unread postby MSchwiebert » Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:29 pm

Growth for a business on the I&O (DT&I) north end, complete with additional trackage thanks to an ORDC grant.

http://www.toledobiz.com/Files/major_st ... ews01.html
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Re: Ohio rail business news

Unread postby midland sub » Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:35 am

Also states they got one of competition's sales reps too..... With JRJ's Melvin Stone the G&W lines should see stone traffic growth on both the I&O and OC. Melvin plans on shipping at least one 60 car train of stone per week to Logan beginning this spring.

redside20 wrote:National Lime and Stone has bought out an asphalt plant near Martins Ferry...briefly names rail carriers towards the end of the article..
http://thecourier.com/local-news/2014/0 ... -producer/
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Re: Ohio rail business news

Unread postby midland sub » Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:37 am

Goes along with news that G&W was shopping for more coil cars recently for the Ohio Valley region.

MSchwiebert wrote:Growth for a business on the I&O (DT&I) north end, complete with additional trackage thanks to an ORDC grant.

http://www.toledobiz.com/Files/major_st ... ews01.html
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Re: Ohio rail business news

Unread postby redside20 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:31 pm

GM is also investing in the Parma Metal Center..Doesn't CSX still serve this place?
http://www.mlive.com/auto/index.ssf/201 ... cart_river
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