The port's $5.9-million investment coupled with a substantial investment by Temco doubles rail capacity and triples product throughput capacity at the site. Construction starts on January 7, 2014 and is expected to be completed by June, 2014.
"Rail expansion and track relocation significantly enhance our client's transportation efficiency and doubles the firm's rail capacity to move grain which enables them to remain competitive in the global export market," said Port of Kalama Commission President Troy Stariha. "These are the kinds of partnerships on projects we can offer our clients while making a positive impact on the region's economic health."
The project is being built by the Port of Kalama and consists of the construction of lead and yard tracks, associated grading and drainage improvements and utility relocations and protections.
Railworks will install 3.6 miles of new track and relocate 1.1 miles of track.