Kingsboro Industrial Sites Receive CSX Select Site Designation
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 3, 2012
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --CSX Corporationtoday
announced that the Kingsboro Industrial Sites in Edgecombe County, North
Carolina, are the first recipients in the state to receive CSX Select Site
CSX's Select Sites program reviews manufacturing and distribution development
sites along the CSX network that can rapidly utilize freight rail service.
This designation confirms that standard land use issues have been addressed
and that the site is ready for development.
"Through Select Sites, we can provide increased speed to market and lower
up-front development risk for companies seeking industrial property for
manufacturing operations," said Clark Robertson, assistant vice president,
regional development, CSX. "This program helps communities identify sites that
can compete effectively for new investments and job creation."
"The Kingsboro Industrial Sites are a rare find," said Jonathan Gemmen,
location consultant, The Austin Company. "With increasing demand for rail
services, we were surprised to see this available group of large, rail-served
industrial sites adjacent to an interstate quality highway. The sites are
flat and cleared, and the utilities are adjacent to the property with ample
CSX introduced the Select Sites program in January to better serve customers
in their own backyards by adding rail transport access routes for some of the
premier manufacturing properties in the eastern U.S. CSX partnered with The
Austin Company, a nationally-known site selection and certification consulting
firm, to screen candidate sites and assist communities with the application
and certification process.
To receive CSX Select Site designation, the location must meet a rigorous list
of criteria. Once certified, the sites are also featured on a new
user-friendly web portal featuring press releases, promotional materials and
direct marketing to site selection professionals.
CSX would like to thank the Carolina Gateway Partnership, Edgecombe County,
Edgecombe-Martin Cooperative, Golden Leaf Foundation, and NC Eastern Region
for their financial support to complete the Select Site work.
In addition to the Kingsboro Industrial Sites, CSX has certified six other
sites located in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and South Carolina.
To learn more about CSX Select Sites online, visit:
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transportation companies, providing rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck
transload services. CSX's network spans approximately 21,000 miles, with
service to 23 eastern states, the District of Columbia and two Canadian
provinces. CSX's network connects more than 240 short line railroads and more
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