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Tacoma Rail teams up with scrap metal recycler to boost port traffic


Tacoma Rail has forged a partnership with scrap metal recycler Pacific Steel & Recycling to increase traffic at the Port of Tacoma, Wash.
Tacoma Rail recently began providing service to and from a new Pacific Steel & Recycling facility in Frederickson, Wash. Located in a former MacMillan-Piper yard, the facility is designed to transload scrap metals from rail cars to containers for export. The short line will move the containers between Frederickson and the port, minimizing truck traffic in Frederickson, according to Tacoma Rail.

“[We have] a mission to bring new business and associated jobs to Tacoma and Pierce County, [and] this partnership is a step in the right direction,” said Tacoma Rail Superintendent Dale King in a prepared statement.
During the past year, the short line has added three Frederickson companies to its customer list, including Pacific Steel & Recycling, Parr Lumber and Whirlpool Corp., according to Tacoma Rail. The railroad also helped locate two new facilities in the Tideflats, and Global Locomotive started a locomotive rebuilding operation on its line in Tenino, Wash.

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