Rail shipment facility planned for Defiance, Ohio
CGB Enterprises (CGB) today announced plans to invest in a new project located in Defiance, OH to construct a rail shipment facility.
CGB, headquartered in Mandeville, La., said the grain facility will be constructed at 11859 Krouse Road,south of County Road 424, in Larry and Ray Plummer’s Enterprise Industrial Park located in Defiance. CGB will build the terminal with shuttle loading capabilities on the CSX railroad.
“The Defiance area provides CGB with a good production area, a great transportation system andoutstanding support from the community, all of which gives us the confidence to make this investment,” commented Steve Burbrink, Director of Business Development for CGB.
Construction of the facility is scheduled to begin this spring and be completed in June of 2013.
“The decision by Consolidated Grain and Barge to invest in Defiance, Ohio, represents a major success for our community,” said Jerry Hayes, executive director of Defiance County Economic Development. “This project will connect the city of Defiance to regional, national and global markets.”
When complete, the facility will include over 2 million bushels of grain storage and will have the capacity to load 90 rail cars on a loop track.
“Defiance welcomes CGB to our community,” said Defiance Mayor Bob Armstrong. “Development like this project is a signal that Defiance is a great place to open and operate a successful business.”
Support for this project included grants from the city of Defiance, the Ohio Rail Development Commission and the Ohio Department of Development. In addition, the company received an enterprise zone tax incentive from Defiance County Commissioners.
“CGB sincerely appreciates the hard work and commitment from the ODOD, ORDC, Mayor Armstrong, City Officials, County Commissioners and the CSX to help us bring this project to completion,” said Greg Beck, Vice President of CGB.
CGB will employ nearly 15 individuals at the grain shipment facility during peak grain handling periods.
Defiance County Commissioners Otto Nicely, James Harris and Tom Kime said they are pleased CGB selected Defiance as the location for this facility.
“Defiance County Commissioners support the continued growth of the Defiance County economy,” the board said in a statement. “We applaud CGB for creating these jobs and making this investment in our community.”
CGB (www.cgb.com) owns and operates over 70 grain facilities across the Midwest. In addition to grain facilities, the company has sizable operations in logistics and transportation, fertilizer, crop insurance, ag finance, soybean processing, producer risk management, and other related businesses.