Rail-served Georgia and Florida locations have direct access to Class 1 railroads, proximity to major markets, solid infrastructure and highly trained workers available
DENVER – OmniTRAX Inc., a comprehensive logistics solutions provider and affiliate of The Broe Group, is launching its Rail-Ready Sites program along the 222 mile Georgia & Florida Railway (GFRR) in coordination with nine counties across south Georgia and north Florida. The Rail-Ready Sites program connects customers looking to maximize supply chain performance with rail-served properties.
OmniTRAX is jointly collaborating with economic development organizations in Dougherty, Mitchell, Thomas, Worth, Brooks, Cook and Colquitt counties in Georgia and also Madison and Taylor counties in Florida to market and develop eight initial sites along the GFRR, with parcels ranging from 36 to 458 acres. The GFRR, which has several interchanges with Class 1 railroads CSX and Norfolk Southern, currently works with companies in the agriculture, energy/ petroleum, manufacturing (paper products, beer, industrial equipment), construction aggregates, building products and scrap metal processing industries. To review the sites and learn more about how OmniTRAX helps companies locate on rail-served properties, visit this link.
“The area where the GFRR operates is known for its skilled workforce, low cost of living and great logistics infrastructure – with quick access to major markets and ports. We’re working closely with our economic development partners to attract new companies to the region that can capitalize on the assets found here. We will continue those efforts by offering a wide variety of supporting logistics services to ensure the success of new and existing businesses,” said Justin Strickland, Director, Economic Development at OmniTRAX.
Paige Gilchrist, Executive Director of the Mitchell County Development Authority, said, “The Georgia & Florida Railway is an important part of the transportation network in southwest Georgia and the Florida panhandle. We’re proud to work with the OmniTRAX team to build the case for attracting companies that will benefit from being rail served. This includes industries currently on the rail line, like agriculture and manufacturing, and also new prospects in the fertilizer and building products sectors. Once companies see how easy the process it is to set up a production facility here, and how welcoming communities are to new businesses, their site selection becomes an easy decision.”