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Genesee & Wyoming opens bulk transfer facility in California
Genesee & Wyoming lnc. (G&W) last week announced the opening of a Choice Terminal™ bulk transfer facility on its San Joaquin Valley Railroad Co. (SJVR) subsidiary in Millux, Calif.
Located 20 miles southwest of Bakersfield and close to Interstate 5, the facility initially will serve clay customers. The site accommodates 20 rail cars and features an onsite truck scale, as well as flexible operating hours, according to a G&W press release.
Acquired by G&W in 2012, the 371-mile SJVR interchanges with BNSF Railway Co. and Union Pacific Railroad.
"We look forward to providing safe and efficient service to businesses in the San Joaquin Valley, Los Angeles Basin and Inland Empire that are looking to more efficiently manage inventory and lower transportation costs by eliminating the need for long-haul trucks,” said SJVR President Brad Ovitt.
Operated by G&W railroads, Choice Terminals transfer bulk materials — including agricultural, industrial and petroleum products — between rail cars and trucks.
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