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ORDC Grant to Aid Consumer Products Plant

November 18, 2022

A $100,000 grant from the Ohio Rail Development Commission will be used to expand the railroad infrastructure of a household products maker.

Church & Dwight, which makes baking soda, will build new track and rehabilitate existing track at its plant in Old Fort in Seneca County.

An ORDC news release said the plant is currently undergoing a $50 million expansion and will employ 400 once the project is completed.

Church & Dwight markets a range of household, personal care and specialty products to consumers and businesses under several brand names, including Arm & Hammer, Orajel and OxiClean.

The Old Fort plant is served by Norfolk Southern’s Fostoria District.

ORDC Gives Grants to 2 Projects

October 1, 2022

The Ohio Rail Development Commission has approved a $50,000 grant for rehabilitation of a rail yard and related infrastructure in South Point by the South Point & Ohio Railroad.

In a news release, the ORDC said the $160,000 project will enable the short line to provide transload capabilities to Purecycle Technologies, a plastics company in Ironton.

SPOR began operating in 2021 along 7 miles of track within The Point Industrial Park and interchanges with Norfolk Southern.

The ORDC also approved a $100,000 grant to ORHS Corporation to expand its manufacturing plant in Urbana.

The grant will be part of a $42 million project to expand the plant, including $356,554 to expand on-site rail infrastructure.

The proposed 50,000-square-foot expansion would accommodate eight large injection machines to increase capacity at the plant, which does package systems manufacturing.

It is served by the Indiana & Ohio. ORHS said the additional capacity will bring online a long-inactive rail siding.

ORDC Awarding Grants for Rail Projects

May 14, 2022

The Ohio Rail Development Commission this week announced it is awarding five grants totaling $2 million for rail development projects.

The Indiana & Ohio will receive $614,456 to rehabilitate its Midland Subdivision. The work will involve installing a crossover near Oakley Yard in Cincinnati and making improvements to Midland Yard in Clinton County.

The Oakley Yard project involves installing a crossover to be used to pick up staged cars on the mainline without moving the entire consist.

At Midland the work involves removing out-of-service tracks and switches and replacing them with new tracks and switches. The short line is matching the grant dollar-for-dollar for a total of $1,228,912.

The Ashland Railway will receive $613,898 to rebuild and replace five turnouts. Other work includes tie replacement, ballast installation and surfacing work. The Ashland is matching the grant dollar-for-dollar for a total investment of $1,227,796.

P&G Manufacturing will get $400,000 to expand its Bath Township manufacturing facility where it plans to invest more than $500 million and hire 135 new employees after the project is completed. P&G is a customer of the Chicago, Fort Wayne & Eastern Railroad and needs additional on-site rail infrastructure to serve the new facility, ORDC officials said.

The Wheeling & Lake Erie will receive $250,000 for a project to rehabilitate a swing bridge over the Maumee River in Toledo.

The 19th-century bridge’s mechanical system has outlived its useful life and railroad officials said it would become unusable if the end lift and braking systems are not upgraded.

The W&LE is matching the grant dollar-for-dollar for a total investment of $500,000.

Behr Process Corporation will receive $100,000 to improve on-site rail infrastructure ahead of a new 50-acre planned facility in Heath.

ORDC officials said the new facility comprises an investment of $80 million and the creation of 90 new jobs over the next three years for the manufacturing and distribution of paint products. The rail infrastructure is currently not in the proper condition to service the facility, ORDC officials said.

Behr is a subsidiary of Masco Corp. and is one of the largest North American manufacturers of paints, primers, stains and other surface products.

ORHS Awards 2 Grants for Rail Infrastructure

March 11, 2022

Two grants have been awarded by the Ohio Rail Development Commission to pay in part for expansion of rail infrastructure.

Tessenderlo Kerley received a $75,000 grant while Cincinnati Bulk Terminals relieved a $50,000 grant.

A ORDC news release said TKI plans to invest $40 million in rail infrastructure at a new facility in Defiance over the next three years.

The plant, which is expected to be fully operational in the first quarter of 2024, produces chemical products for agricultural and industrial use.

In Defiance, TKI will produce liquid sulfur-based crop nutrition brands Thio-Sul, KTS and K-row 23, as well as sulfite chemicals for industrial markets.

CBT plans to expand its rail infrastructure to improve shipping and receiving flexibility with its serving railroad, Central Railroad of Indiana.

Work will include adding two switches, ballast and track to enable CBT and CIND to handle at least 17 additional rail cars on site.

When completed, the expansion will help reduce the number of times CIND travels to and from the CSX Queensgate Yard in Cincinnati.

The news release described CBT as an all-purpose inland marine terminal that transports bulk and breakbulk products, moving more than 3,000 carloads per year across western Ohio.

ORDC Awards Grants for Rail Service

March 14, 2021

Three Ohio industrial facilities have received a collective $1.13 million from the Ohio Rail Development Commission that will enable them to obtain rail service.

In a news release, ORDC said it awarded a $75,000 grant to Trucent Renewable Chemicals to establish rail service at a new $10 million facility to be constructed in Van Wert.

The new plant will be part of Trucent’s renewable chemicals group, which concentrates on whole cut and distilled fatty acids derived from vegetable oils.

NGL Supply Company, doing business as Sycamore Terminal Company, received a $50,000 grant and a $500,000 loan to install rail infrastructure at its new transfer facility near Sycamore.

The facility will be served by the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway.

In addition, the ORDC approved a $500,000 loan for Mountaineer Products, doing business as MPR Supply Chain Solutions, to expand operations in Bellaire to include rail service.

The planned facility, which will be served by the W&LE, will include rail-truck-river barge transload capabilities.

As part of the project, rail will be installed off a W&LE line to hold a unit train for transloading fertilizer, polyethylene, steel, salt, friction reducer, pipe, sand and other commodities.

ORDC said Mountaineer Products might build a track later to connect with a nearby Norfolk Southern line.

ORDC Awards Grants to 4 Railroads

November 20, 2020

The Ohio Rail Development Commission announced this week four grants to an equal number of railroads that will provide the state’s share of matching funds for federal Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements program grants.

The grants and projects include: 

Chicago, Fort Wayne and Eastern Railroad: $462,000 to match $4,358,547 of CFER funding and a $4,530,546 CRISI grant to assist with upgrades in the Lima Yard and on 11 miles of track from Lima to north-central Indiana.

Napoleon, Defiance and Western Railroad: $250,000 to match $3,862,452 of NDW funding and a $4,112,452 CRISI grant to assist with significant track upgrades and eliminating speed, train length and height restrictions along the line between Defiance and Woodburn, Indiana.

R. J. Corman Western Ohio & Cleveland Lines: $489,300 to match $709,485 of RJC funding and a $2,226,315 CRISI grant to assist with the installation of more than 20,000 ties of track in and around Massillon, Wooster, Celina and Lima.

Youngstown & Southeastern Railroad: $350,025 to match $350,025 of YSRR funding and a $700,050 CRISI grant to assist with the installation of more than 10,000 ties and perform surfacing along the line between Struthers and Signal in Mahoning and Columbiana counties. Also, five grade crossing surfaces will be repaired.