Tuscola Industrial Rail Park Receives CSX Select Site Designation

      Tuscola Industrial Rail Park Receives CSX Select Site Designation

PR Newswire

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 31, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --CSX Corporation announced
today that the Tuscola Industrial Rail Park in Tuscola, IL, has been
designated a CSX Select Site. Select Sites are locations for manufacturing
projects along the CSX network that can progress rapidly because standard land
use issues have been addressed, and the site is ready for development
following a comprehensive due diligence process.

"We are excited to add this property to the Select Site program. The
community of Tuscola has been great to work with to move the certification
program along quickly. This site is competitive and delivers on our program
objectives to provide industrial companies with easier development decisions,
reduced risk and faster speed to market," said Clark Robertson, assistant vice
president, regional development, CSX.

CSX introduced the Select Site program in 2012 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 firm, to screen candidate
sites and assist communities with the application and certification process.

"Located in a pro-business community, Tuscola Industrial Rail Park offers
industry one of the few location options in the country at the convergence of
railroad, interstate, and natural gas corridors," said Jonathan Gemmen, senior
location consultant, The Austin Company.

To receive CSX Select Site designation, the location must meet a rigorous list
of criteria, including infrastructure and utility availability, environmental
reviews, appropriate zoning and entitlement, air quality permitting, rail
serviceability, proximity to highways or interstates, and other attributes.
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.

In addition to the Tuscola Industrial Rail Park, CSX has designated 10 other
sites located across CSX's 23-state service territory.

To learn more about CSX Select Sites online, visit

About CSX
CSX Corporation, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the nation's leading
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
than 70 ocean, river, and lake ports. More information about CSX Corporation
and its subsidiaries is available at www.csx.com. Like us on Facebook
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About the Tuscola Industrial Rail Park
The Tuscola Industrial Rail Park is a 595-acre industrial park just west of
Tuscola, Illinois, in Douglas County, approximately three miles west of
Interstate 57. CSX's mainline rail corridor runs through the industrial park,
offering two large rail-served industrial sites that are ready for industry.
Multiple natural gas transmission lines intersect nearby, making this an
optimal site for operations with large natural gas requirements.

SOURCE CSX Corporation

Website: http://www.csx.com
Contact: Carla Groleau, 1 (877) TELL-CSX
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