Posts Tagged ‘Tessenderlo Kerley’

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.

Ohio Short Line to Get New Fertilizer Plant

January 21, 2022

Ohio short line Napoleon, Defiance & Western will benefit from the placement of a fertilizer plant along its track.

The plant is expected to begin operations in the first quarter of 2024 and is being developed by Tessenderlo Kerley in Defiance.

The facility will make liquid sulfur-based crop nutrition brands Thio-Sul®, KTS® and K-Row 23® as well as sulfite chemistries for industrial markets.

Pioneer Lines President and CEO Alex Yaros said the company has invested $13 million in recent years to rebuild the ND&W with an eye toward being able to land such projects as the Tessenderlo Kerley plant.

Pioneer Lines is the parent company of the ND&W. Some of that $13 million includes grants from local, state and federal government agencies.