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Louisville & Indiana Railroad, malting company to open transload facility
Louisville & Indiana Railroad (LIRC) and Great Western Malting Co. have developed a new 33 rail-car transload facility in Jeffersonville, Indiana.
The rail-to-truck transfer facility, which will open tomorrow, features a covered, open-ended structure enclosing a 90-foot section of track with a concrete pad. A concrete pit below allows conveyors to load trucks for delivery of malting grain to customers.
Located at LIRC's yard in Jeffersonville, the facility added a new customer and commodity for the short line’s business — malting grain, LIRC officials said in a press release.
“We’re excited to partner with Great Western Malting to expand the capabilities of our Jeffersonville terminal and we look forward to strong growth opportunities for supplying malt and related products to this region’s distilling and brewing industry," said Scott Lurkins, senior director of business development for Anacostia Rail Holdings, LIRC's parent.
Great Western expects to expand its distribution of malted grain for the distillery and brewing industries in the region.
“The new transload will allow us to offer cost-effective, high-quality service to customers around Louisville and northern Kentucky," said Great Western President Mike O'Toole.
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