OmniTRAX’s Chicago Rail Link and Calumet Area Industrial Commission to Promote Rail-Ready Sites

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Booming Southside Chicago is Perfect Manufacturing and Logistics Location

DENVER & CHICAGO – OmniTRAX, one of the fastest growing railroads in North America and an affiliate of The Broe Group, is working with the Calumet Area Industrial Commission (CAIC) to launch its Rail-Ready Sites program at the Chicago Rail Link (CRL). The Rail-Ready Sites program connects customers looking to maximize supply chain performance with rail-served properties.

OmniTRAX and the CAIC are currently marketing some of the best rail-served sites along the CRL and are working aggressively to add more. The initial two sites, which total 156 acres, are ideal locations for automotive manufacturing (tiers 1, 2 and 3), steel fabricators and finishers, food processing and distribution and building materials suppliers. To review these sites and learn more about how OmniTRAX helps companies locate on rail-served properties, visit this link.

“The southside of Chicago is undergoing a major industrial renaissance and the CRL is playing a central role for shippers and receivers. The Calumet Area Industrial Commission is a great partner for a great market that has first class infrastructure for any company looking for improved supply chain efficiencies,” said Ean Johnson, CEcD, Vice President of Industrial Development at OmniTRAX.

The CRL provides switching and terminal services for over 72 miles of track in Chicago, and customized intermediate switching services through the Chicago Terminal complex. In addition to serving the Port of Chicago, CRL is the contract switching operator for CSXI at the Bedford Park Intermodal Facility.

“The greater Calumet area has one of the best trained and most experienced workforces in the country, and has the lowest cost of doing business in an otherwise expensive region. The CAIC can help companies navigate potential environmental incentives, financing and government regulations so they can find the rail-served facility of their dreams,” said Ted Stalnos, President and CEO of Calumet Area Industrial Commission.

About Calumet Area Industrial Commission (CAIC)

Founded in 1967, the CAIC is a non-profit business coalition comprised of over 150 company members, including manufacturers, transportation & logistics companies and other related industries that operate in the Greater Calumet Industrial Area, including the Far South Side of Chicago, Southern Cook County and Northwest Indiana.  The mission of the organization is to promote industrial retention and development within the area.