Trains: Norfolk Southern industrial development efforts boost 62 projects in 2023
“Norfolk Southern worked with customers and economic development partners to facilitate broad-based industrial development in 2023 and set the stage for growth in 2024,” NS Chief Marketing Officer Ed Elkins said in a statement today. “Our 2023 project list, and 2024 pipeline, reflect our ability to serve a diverse customer portfolio with our expanding supply chain offerings. We’re making further productivity enhancements — demonstrating to our existing and prospective customers that Norfolk Southern is a safe, reliable, and efficient railroad, and a partner for growth.”
Business Facilities Magazine: $3.1B Invested Along Norfolk Southern’s Rail Network Last Year
“At Norfolk Southern, our customer service extends beyond the track,” said Kathleen Smith, Norfolk Southern Vice President Business Development and Real Estate. “In partnership with our customers and allies in economic development, we are committed to unlocking the full value of rail to our nation’s supply chain. Together, our shared mission is to create a more environmentally friendly economic ecosystem that benefits communities along our 22-state network and yields smart, sustainable growth opportunities for our customers.”
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“Scout Motors is planning a state-of-the-art production facility in South Carolina that brings together cutting-edge automotive manufacturing technology and logistics operations,” said Vice President of Growth at Scout Motors Cody Thacker. “Norfolk Southern is an important link in the supply chain for Scout Motors that served as a valuable early planning partner and collaborator. Incorporating inbound and outbound rail service will allow Scout Motors to sustainably handle rapid production growth, to remain sensitive to the communities surrounding the plant, and to deliver hundreds of thousands of Scout trucks and SUVs to consumers across America.”
Progressive Railroading: NS customers invested $3.1B along rail network in '23
NS is experiencing growth in several markets, including metals and construction, and agriculture. For example, Anchor Ingredients announced the company would invest $40 million in Richmond, Indiana, for a new pet-food ingredient facility in 2023.
Also last year, NS provided industrial development support to the following companies that began or increased their rail service in 2023: Pure Cycle in Lawrence County, Ohio; Idaho Forest Group LLC, in Lamar County, Mississippi; International Paper in Chester County, Pennsylvania; Church & Dwight in Seneca County, Ohio; Jasper Forest Products in Walker County, Alabama; Hollingshead Cement in Delaware County, Indiana; and Home Depot in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.
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According to NS, 2023 also marked the addition of 41 new rail-served industrial development sites that are included on its database, NSites, which debuted in 2021.