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OmniTRAX Brings its Rail-Ready Sites Program to the Greater Savannah Area with Support of Effingham County Industrial Development Authority
Posted On: August 20, 2020

Savannah Gateway Industrial Hub features direct dual Class 1 rail connectivity, proximity to a deep-water port and access to a high quality workforce


DENVER & EFFINGHAM COUNTY, GA – OmniTRAX Inc., a comprehensive logistics solutions provider and an affiliate of The Broe Group, is launching its Rail-Ready Sites program at Savannah Gateway Industrial Hub in coordination with the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority (ECIDA). The Rail-Ready Sites program connects customers looking to maximize supply chain performance with rail-served properties.

OmniTRAX is working with the ECIDA and brokerage firm Colliers International to market and develop more than a dozen sites in Savannah Gateway, ranging from 60 to more than 200 acres. Located near the Port of Savannah and with direct access to CSX and Norfolk Southern railroads, these sites are ideal locations for plastics, aerospace, automotive and advanced industrial manufacturing, as well as logistics and distribution centers. To review the sites and learn more about how OmniTRAX helps companies locate on rail-served properties, visit this link.

“With great domestic and international logistics capabilities, the Savannah market is increasingly appealing to a wide variety of companies. Our Rail-Ready Sites program makes site selection at Savannah Gateway easier by providing detailed information on available properties, which will lead to a successful project location,” said Justin Strickland, Director, Economic Development at OmniTRAX.

The state of Georgia is well known for being business friendly and the Effingham County-Savannah area has attracted numerous national and international companies, including A&R Logistics, which is opening a state-of-the-art distribution hub in Savannah Gateway this fall.

“We have a robust workforce in the Savannah region, with a high concentration of military veterans and the cost of living here is very competitive. Add the proximity to the Port of Savannah, direct access to the two Class 1 railroads, first class highways and the positive attitude of our local and state governments, and Savannah Gateway is the ideal location to site just about any manufacturing facility or logistics hub,” said Brandt Herndon, CEO of Effingham County Industrial Development Authority.

Savannah Gateway Industrial Hub is a 2,700 acre master-planned, Georgia Ready for Accelerated Development-certified development. OmniTRAX is in the process of constructing an industrial switcher to connect the sites in the industrial park and logistics hub to on-property Class 1 railroads that serve the East Coast.

“OmniTRAX, Broe and our partners bring wide-ranging expertise in railroading, real estate, engineering and government relations to help customers with every aspect of their project. With the first major facility opening in Savannah Gateway this fall, we expect several leading companies to join them and enjoy the benefits of the region,” said Reagan Shanley, Executive Vice President, Broe Real Estate Group.


About Effingham County Industrial Development Authority (ECIDA)

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority is tasked with promoting positive economic growth in the community.  To that end, the ECIDA pursues efforts and initiatives related to industrial recruitment and retention, to include the development of industrial parks, supporting educational and workforce development programs, and partnering with other public and private entities to better position Effingham County for prosperity.