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Re: Ohio rail business news

Unread postby MSchwiebert » Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:11 pm

Former Dow operations in Findlay purchased by Brazillian firm.
http://thecourier.com/breaking-news/201 ... purchased/
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Re: Ohio rail business news

Unread postby redside20 » Fri Dec 05, 2014 11:48 pm

MSchwiebert wrote:Former Dow operations in Findlay purchased by Brazillian firm.
http://thecourier.com/breaking-news/201 ... purchased/



Wow that was fast...
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Re: Ohio rail business news

Unread postby Notch 8 » Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:02 am

redside20 wrote:A Schulman closes a former Ferro plant in Stryker
http://www.plasticsnews.com/article/201 ... ives-plant

Another lost rail customer on the NS Toledo side..closing this facility within a year after being bought out..boggles my mind.


The Ferro plant in Stryker is a former Shop building I believe from the days of the LS&MS.. check it out !
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Re: Ohio rail business news

Unread postby redside20 » Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:26 am

More good news for the Toledo Branch, this time down on south end of the line in Kenton. A Japanese Auto Supplier will be building a plastics plant here..rail mentioned
http://rgp.org/wp-content/uploads/Sekis ... -LOCAL.pdf

Along with the repore of the Dow Findlay Plant, this is surprising but welcome news.
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Re: Ohio rail business news

Unread postby CG Tower » Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:16 am

Given the nature of expansion of industries in NW Ohio, especially within manufacturing, you will be likely hearing more examples of news like this.

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redside20 wrote:More good news for the Toledo Branch, this time down on south end of the line in Kenton. A Japanese Auto Supplier will be building a plastics plant here..rail mentioned
http://rgp.org/wp-content/uploads/Sekis ... -LOCAL.pdf

Along with the repore of the Dow Findlay Plant, this is surprising but welcome news.
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Re: Ohio rail business news

Unread postby redside20 » Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:58 pm

McCann Plastics in North Canton is expanding...They are served by rail spur off an old B&O Branch.
http://www.plasticsnews.com/article/201 ... ng-in-ohio

Here is the plant and spur off Mayfair Road...
https://www.google.com/maps/place/McCan ... 898b9a06e5
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Re: Ohio rail business news

Unread postby redside20 » Wed Dec 24, 2014 9:30 pm

Engineered Profiles LLC in Columbus is making an investment for more staff and new machinery.
http://www.plasticsnews.com/article/201 ... ment-staff

Once part of Crane Plastics..I thought that when Crane was spun off a few years back and their Timbertech Line moved to Wilmington that their whole plant shut down.
And I also assumed that Crane got a rail but there is a place right down the street that manufactures similar products like Crane

This is Engineered Profiles LLC plant at 2141 Fairwood Ave..and I don't any rail spur into the place except for the maybe that warehouse across the street but lead into it has been cut.
http://binged.it/1CMpGSU

And up the street a little way as far as the crow flies in Royal Building Products...Which does have a rail spur
http://binged.it/1AKHkH5

Midland Sub do you know if this place was tied to Crane at one time?
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Re: Ohio rail business news

Unread postby midland sub » Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:02 pm

The pelts come from that spur. You can see the overhead piping into the other plant.
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Re: Ohio rail business news

Unread postby bn13814 » Wed Jan 14, 2015 2:08 pm

Fuyao Glass America Inc. recently upped its hiring projection from 800 to 1,000 workers for its new Moraine, Ohio glass-bending operation. That number has increased once again to 1,550.

http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/new ... our/njm6K/

Earlier articles indicate a need for rail service, and tracks serving the former General Motors assembly plant are still in place. Not sure if flat auto glass will be shipped by rail or truck from Fuyao's Mount Zion, Illinois plant, which it recently purchased from PPG Industries, but given the volume, it might. Moraine is served by Norfolk Southern and Mt. Zion is served by Canadian National, so a relatively short, two-line haul will be necessary if by rail.
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Re: Ohio rail business news

Unread postby redside20 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:25 pm

Mansfield Plumbing Products going through an expansion and adding workers..
http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/sto ... /22823803/

This is their plant in Perrysville Ohio between Mansfield and Loudonville on former Pennsy Line currently NS
http://binged.it/1zT6Tb1
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Re: Ohio rail business news

Unread postby redside20 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 1:03 am

Parma Ford Castings Plant getting work from Spain..Avon Lake Ford Plant mentioned too
http://www.norwalkreflector.com/article/6497176
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Re: Ohio rail business news

Unread postby redside20 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:08 pm

Bellevue Guy..this was in the Bellevue paper
http://www.thebellevuegazette.com/news/ ... ity-speech

In terms of a newly built rail spur, What is MCPP? Are they talking about Mitsubishi? plans of warehouses in the works and other rail business..we'll see
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Re: Ohio rail business news

Unread postby Bellevue_Guy » Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:41 pm

Yes, MCPP is "Mitsubishi Chemical Performance Polymers"

Not sure exactly what's being referred to in that "new rail spurs" comment
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Re: Ohio rail business news

Unread postby redside20 » Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:59 pm

Two Ohio companies are in line for tax incentives for expansion..Polymer Additives and Lubrizol

A Ferro Company spinoff, Polymer Additives Inc has plants in Walton Hills and Cleveland near Harvard Avenue and I77
http://www.plasticsnews.com/article/201 ... incentives

Walton Hills Plant
http://binged.it/1N08pOU

The Cleveland Plant near Harvard Avenue
http://binged.it/1N08O3K

And Lubrizol, a plant near Painesville
http://binged.it/1DdPiKH
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Re: Ohio rail business news

Unread postby bdconrail29 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:31 am

For the CF&E, North Robinson facility closed, siding removed.
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Re: Ohio rail business news

Unread postby redside20 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:00 am

bdconrail29 wrote:For the CF&E, North Robinson facility closed, siding removed.


Was this a grain elevator? It was most likely Sunrise, they've been closing everything in site.
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Re: Ohio rail business news

Unread postby bdconrail29 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:08 am

Yes, grain elevator I believe. I think the Crestline facility ended it.
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Re: Ohio rail business news

Unread postby redside20 » Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:50 pm

An ag facility just south of Jackson Center has expanded in a big way..This is on the I&O
http://sidneydailynews.com/apps/pbcs.dl ... 929&Ref=AR
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Re: Ohio rail business news

Unread postby redside20 » Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:48 pm

A Packaging firm out of Lima is expanding and adding rail infrustructure to their plant. Nelson Packaging located on Reservoir Road
http://www.limaohio.com/news/business-h ... d-140-jobs

There plant is next to I75 and the CFE runs right behind their Plant
http://binged.it/1bBjDs9
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Re: Ohio rail business news

Unread postby AARR » Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:15 pm

redside20 wrote:A Packaging firm out of Lima is expanding and adding rail infrustructure to their plant. Nelson Packaging located on Reservoir Road
http://www.limaohio.com/news/business-h ... d-140-jobs

There plant is next to I75 and the CFE runs right behind their Plant
http://binged.it/1bBjDs9

With the reservoir between the plant and CF&E ROW I wonder how they'll layout the spur to the plant :? Looks to be a little east of the P&G plant.
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