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United Freezer obtains Ohio grant for rail spur project

The grant will help fund a $42,000 project to enable United Freezer and Storage Co. to receive 72-foot rail cars.
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The Ohio Rail Development Commission (ORDC) earlier this week awarded United Freezer and Storage Co. a $21,000 grant to support rail upgrades at its plant in Austintown, Ohio.

The grant will help fund a $42,000 project to improve a rail spur on site that will enable the company to receive 72-foot rail cars.

"As a small regional player in the third-party warehousing arena, this grant is very important to us and will make a huge impact with securing rail business, which is retiring the smaller 50-foot rail cars,” said John Pendel, president of United Freezer, in a press release.

United Freezer is a warehouse and distribution center providing logistics support for local, regional and national companies, from the plastics industry to food production. 

The ORDC funds safety improvements at grade crossings and rail-related developments.