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Mill Steel to establish facility at rail-served Indiana port

Mill Steel Co. yesterday announced plans to launch operations at the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville on the Ohio River.

Mill Steel purchased a 105,000-square-foot facility at the port and immediately expects to add 120,000 square feet to the building. To be operational in June, the facility will house two state-of-the-art slitting lines in addition to a cut-to-length line, which will expand the company's service capabilities, Mill Street officials said in a press release.

Served by CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern Railway and the Louisville & Indiana Railroad Co., the port offers direct connections to multiple railroads. The three railroads also interchange with CN, Canadian Pacific, the Indiana Rail Road Co. and Paducah & Louisville Railway Inc.

In addition, the port offers year-round barge shipping with access to the Gulf of Mexico and Great Lakes through the Ohio-Mississippi river system, Ports of Indiana officials said. The port is home to a 'steel campus' alliance of 13 businesses that work together to provide a range of metals-related synergies, they said.
"Mill Steel's advanced manufacturing capabilities are a perfect fit for our multi-modal port environment," said Ports of Indiana Chief Executive Officer Rich Cooper.

The Ports of Indiana — which also governs ports in Burns Harbor and Mount Vernon — helps businesses boost their logistics skills through direct rail-to-barge capabilities that are strategically located at the nation's crossroads, said Indiana Secretary of Commerce Victor Smith.

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