Savage’s El Dorado Railport starting ops
Oct 5, 2011 2:17 PM
Savage Companies announced the official start of operations of its new multi-user El Dorado Railport in El Dorado KS. The terminal is served by the BNSF Railway and was developed as part of the BNSF’s Assess, Improve, and Maximize (AIM) initiative, which optimizes local operations to maximize supply chain throughput. The railport provides daily rail service and car storage to HollyFrontier’s El Dorado refinery.
“This facility will help streamline service and increase capacity in the area,” said Dave Garin, BNSF Industrial Products Group vice-president. “We are proud to have worked with Savage to develop the El Dorado Railport and look forward to continuing to work with Savage and to serving this facility.”
The transload facility is along the south side of the HollyFrontier Refinery and is currently transloading crude oil. But as a multi-commodity transload, the facility is available to all cuthat are interested in taking advantage of rail transport economics.
“The city of El Dorado is pleased the new Savage facility has the capacity to provide logistics solutions to businesses in the South Central Kansas region,” said Steve Funk, president of economic development organization El Dorado INC. “The facility provides for the ongoing growth of the HollyFrontier Refinery in El Dorado and opens the door for rail dependent businesses to consider locating in our area. Savage is an active community partner, and we look forward to our continuing relationship.”
The grand opening of the new Savage El Dorado Railport is scheduled for October 13, 2011, at 3050 SW Haverhill Road in El Dorado.
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