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BNSF identifies two new 'Certified Sites'

The Class I's "Certified Sites" program identifies optimal rail-served sites for customer development along its network.
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BNSF Railway Co. has awarded its "Certified Sites" designation to two new industrial locations in Galesburg, Illinois, and Clovis, New Mexico.

The program identifies optimal rail-served sites for customer development along the Class I's network. To be considered for the designation, sites must undergo a thorough analysis that includes an evaluation of environmental and geotechnical standards, available utilities and site availability.

The two sites to receive the designation are:

• Logistics Park Galesburg, which is located along BNSF's mainline and I-74, and features more than 300 acres; and

• Clovis Industrial Park, Clovis, which is located near BNSF's Southern Transcon route and U.S. Highways 60, 70 and 84. 

Certified Sites are part of BNSF's Premier Parks, Sites and Transload program, which is aimed at addressing increasing demand for customer site location by developing various types of facilities across the Class I's network.

BNSF rolled out the Certified Sites program in March 2016. So far, the railroad has bestowed the designation to 18 sites.


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