Wasden Road/I-65 Industrial Site Receives CSX Select Site Designation

    Wasden Road/I-65 Industrial Site Receives CSX Select Site Designation

PR Newswire

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov., 21, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov., 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --CSX announced today that
the Wasden Road/I-65 Industrial Site in Montgomery, Alabama, has been
designated a CSX Select Site.

"We are excited to add this 415-acre, manufacturing-zoned property to our
Select Site program," said Clark Robertson, assistant vice president, regional
development, CSX. "Its strategic location near I-65 in an area of strong
industrial demand, along with superior infrastructure, make this a compelling
option for manufacturing firms looking to locate a facility in Alabama, and
more specifically in the Montgomery area."

Select Sites are locations for manufacturing facilities along the CSX network
that can be developed quickly since standard land use issues and comprehensive
due diligence items have been previously addressed. "Through the Select Site
program, we can significantly reduce the time it takes for companies to
evaluate a competitive site, and ultimately construct their facility and bring
products to market," said Robertson.

CSX introduced the Select Site program in 2012 to better serve customers by
creating a certification program for premier, rail-served properties located
on the CSX network. CSX partnered with The Austin Company, a nationally
recognized site selection firm, to screen candidate sites and assist
communities with the application and certification process.

"Few properties offer the combination of proximity to an interstate, over a
mile of mainline frontage, and the necessary utility infrastructure already
installed to the site," 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 featured on a new user-friendly web portal that
includes press releases, promotional materials and direct marketing to site
selection professionals.

Since inception in 2011, 13 locations across the 23-state CSX network have
received a Select Site designation. Two companies have announced intentions to
place new facilities at separate Select Sites with several more in the final

To learn more about CSX Select Sites online, visit

About CSX
CSX, based in Jacksonville, Florida, is a premier transportation company. It
provides rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services and solutions
to customers across a broad array of markets, including energy, industrial,
construction, agricultural, and consumer products. For more than 185 years,
CSX has played a critical role in the nation's economic expansion and
industrial development. Its network connects every major metropolitan area in
the eastern United States, where nearly two-thirds of the nation's population
resides. It also links more than 240 short-line railroads and more than 70
ocean, river and lake ports with major population centers and small farming
towns alike. More information about CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries is
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About the Wasden Road/I-65 Industrial Site
The Wasden Road/I-65 Industrial Site is located approximately seven miles
south of downtown Montgomery, less than one mile off of Interstate 65 (at exit
164). Zoned for manufacturing, this 415-acre CSX Select Site is one of a few
large, rail-served industrial sites fully-served by utilities. This gently
rolling, greenfield site is adjacent to the established Interstate Industrial
Park and less than two miles from Hyundai's assembly facility. The site
shares its western boundary with more than 6,600 feet of rail frontage on the
CSX mainline.


Website: http://www.csx.com
Contact: Carla Groleau, (904) 359-1708
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