Temple, Texas industrial rail complex among major development centers
March 15, 2016 - Railway Age Online
BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has announced a new Site Certification Program aimed at identifying optimal rail-served sites for customer development along its network. To launch the new program, BNSF developed a list of candidates and conducted in-depth reviews of 10 economic development criteria to determine if the industrial sites meet BNSF’s stringent readiness standards, which are intended to minimize development risks customers may face.
“BNSF’s Site Certification Program creates significant value for customers who are seeking a rail-served industrial site by accelerating the process required for customer growth and development,” said Colby Tanner, Assistant Vice President, Economic Development. “BNSF certification means customers will receive an inventory of industrial sites on BNSF’s network that have received a rigorous review to confirm the site is shovel-ready for development.”
As part of the program launch BNSF is pleased to announce that Shafter, Calif., Newton, Kans., Shelby, Mont., and Temple, Tex., achieved the distinction of demonstrating advanced readiness for industrial growth for commercial development projects.