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Mount Vernon Megasite: 544 Acres of Opportunity at Indiana's Largest Port

A Ports of Indiana Publication - 2017 Issue 1

MOUNT

VERNON

MEGASITE

544 Acres of Opportunity

at Indiana’s Largest Port

2751 Bluff Road • Mount Vernon, IN 47620 • (812) 838.4382 • www.portsofindiana.com

Roadway

Railway

Evansville Western

Railway

STATE RD 62

LOWER MOUNT VERNON RD

City of

Mount Vernon

TPG Mount Vernon Marine/

Mount Vernon Barge Service

E. 4TH ST.

Ohio River

(Mile Marker 828)

BLUFF RD

Agrium US

Pier 3

4 acres

Ethanol/DDGs

Terminal

10

acres

1

ac

4 acres

3

acres

Pier 2

Valero

Renewable

Fuels Company

Cimbar

Performance

Minerals

Overhead

Crane

3

acres

2

acres

4 acres

PORT RD

PORT RD

Tri-County

Agronomics

CGB

CGB Crop

Port Office Production

Services

CTLC

Soybean &

Grain Terminals

3 acres

CGB

Liquid

Fertilizer Terminal

Cement

Terminal

9 acres

2

Coal

Terminal

66 acres

PORT RD 570

25

acres

CEMEX/

Kosmos

Cement

PORT RD 570

Mount Vernon

Transfer Terminal

4

acres

BLUFF RD

544 acres

acresMEGASITE

Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon

LAMONT RD

www.portsofindiana.com · Fall 2017


Terminal Specifications

• Size - 2.25 acres

• Storage Capacity - 132,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space

• Number of Barge Docks - 2

• Commodities Handled - Steel products including

steel bars, steel sheet in coils, steel coiled wire rod,

aluminum ingots & sows, zinc ingots, carbon steel

scrap, stainless steel scrap, bulk product in bagged

format

Transportation Modes

• Servicing Body of Water - Ohio River MP 597.2 RDB

• Servicing Railroads - CSX and L & I Railroad

• Servicing Major Roadways - Interstates 64, 65, and 71

Major Features

• Crane with lift capacity up to 150 tons

• Various front end loaders and fork trucks

• Corporate parent with rail operations and expertise

to assist Customers logistically

• Centrally located in the heart of the United States

• Nearby access to Interstate Highway system

• International access via the inland river system

• Extensive experience handling steel products and

other general cargo

• Located within the Ports of Indiana industrial complex

5146 Loop Road

Jeffersonville, IN 47130

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812-282-4938


COVER STORY:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Mount Vernon Megasite...................................................... 4

SPOTLIGHT: Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon

• Community Profile......................................................... 6

• Meet the Port Companies............................................ 7

CIMBAR Performance Minerals

Consolidated Terminals and Logistics Co.

PORT REPORTS:

• Burns Harbor................................................................... 8

Special delivery: ICARUS arrives

• Jeffersonville.................................................................. 9

Major projects & investments make Jeffersonville “port of opportunity”

FROM THE BOARD ROOM:

• Investing in infrastructure drives

future growth................................................................10

• Governor appoints two new commissioners

to Ports board...............................................................10

FAST FACTS ABOUT INDIANA

CONNECTS TO TWO

“MARINE HIGHWAYS”

THAT CARRY

33 MILLION

TRUCKLOADS OF

CARGO PER YEAR

RANKS

6TH

IN DOMESTIC

WATERBORNE

SHIPPING

Great Lakes/ St. Lawrence Seaway

Inland Waterways System

(Ohio-Mississsipi Rivers)

RANKS

11TH

IN TOTAL

WATERBORNE

SHIPPING

57%

OF STATE’S

BORDER IS

WATER

Ports of Indiana Directory.................................................11

MEET THE TEAM: PORT OF INDIANA-MOUNT VERNON

Phil Wilzbacher, Port Director

Role: Leads business development efforts and directs day-to-day operations for the port.

Joined: January 2002

Background: A native of southwest Indiana, Phil has over 25 years experience in the shortline

railroad and grain industries, including roles with the Indiana Rail Road Co., Indiana Southern

Railroad, Cargill Inc. and The Pillsbury Company.

Randy Kennedy, Operations Manager

Role: Manages all maintenance activities and day-to-day operations of port facilities.

Joined: July 2004

Background: Spent 10 years in Colombia, South America as an operations superintendent with

Drummond Coal Ltd. exporting coal. Previously worked in operations for a mine sampling

company and Vectren Energy.

Kasia Kaffenberger, Administrative Assistant

Role: Provides accounting and administrative support for port operations.

Joined: August 2013

Background: Previously worked as a machine operator at Infinity Molding & Assembly and in the

legal and classified ad department at the Mount Vernon Democrat.

Bruce Willis, Maintenance Leadman

Role: Performs grounds, building and infrastructure maintenance for port facilities.

Joined: February 1982

Background: First started working at the port part-time as a high school junior in 1979 and has

spent over 35 years providing maintenance services for both the Mount Vernon and Jeffersonville

Ohio River ports.

Ports of Indiana

150 W. Market St., Ste. 100

Indianapolis, Ind. 46204

317-232-9200

Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon

2751 Bluff Road

Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620

812-838-4382

Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor

6625 S. Boundary Drive

Portage, Ind. 46368

219-787-8636

Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville

1402 Port Road

Jeffersonville, Ind. 47130

812-283-9662

www.portsofindiana.com

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Evansville Western

Railway

PORT OF INDIANA-MOUNT VERNON

STATE RD 62

LOWER MOUNT VERNON RD

City of

Mount Vernon

E. 4TH ST.

Valero

Renewable

Fuels Company

66 acres

544 acres

TPG Mount Vernon Marine/

Mount Vernon Barge Service

Ohio River

(Mile Marker 828)

BLUFF RD

Agrium US

Pier 3

4 acres

Ethanol/DDGs

Terminal

10

acres

1

ac

4 acres

3

acres

Pier 2

Cimbar

Performance

Minerals

3

acres

2

acres

4 acres

PORT RD

CTLC

Overhead

Crane

Soybean &

Grain Terminals

PORT RD

Tri-County

Agronomics

CGB

CGB

Port Office

3 acres

CGB

Liquid

Fertilizer Terminal

9 acres

2

acres

Crop

Production

Services

PORT RD 570

25

acres

CEMEX/

Kosmos

Cement

PORT RD 570

Mount Vernon

Transfer Terminal

4

acres

BLUFF RD

LAMONT RD

MOUNT VERNON MEGASITE

Cement

Terminal

Coal

Terminal

The Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon is home to one of the largest

maritime greenfield properties available in the Midwest region of the U.S.

At 544 contiguous acres, this megasite is situated on the Ohio River and

is only 18 miles from Evansville, Indiana’s third largest city. Especially

suitable for heavy industrial facilities requiring access to barge, rail and

truck transportation, the site is also located within what the U.S. Army

Corps of Engineers ranks as the sixth largest inland port district in the

country.

With utilities located adjacent,

the site is also positioned in close

proximity to the port’s bulk and

general cargo terminals. The

port’s multimodal transportation

infrastructure also includes eight

miles of railroad tracks that connect

to the Evansville Western Railway

with interchanges to five Class I

railroads and heavy-haul roads that link to Indiana highways 62 and 69,

which provide access to interstates 64 and 69.

“Having water, rail and road access—a ‘logistics triple play’—makes

this site a top-tier location for multimodal companies,” said Port Director

Phil Wilzbacher. “Not only can our port’s multimodal connections offer a

significant competitive advantage for companies that locate here, but our

Midwest location in the heart of both the agriculture and manufacturing

industries provides a number of opportunities for partnerships and

collaborations.”

Global Access

Located near the median center of the U.S. population and only

153 miles from the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers,

the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon serves the agriculture, energy and

manufacturing industries in an expansive geographic region including the

entire Evansville metropolitan area. With year-round access to the Gulf of

Mexico and Great Lakes through the Inland Waterways System, the port

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“The multimodal freight transportation

infrastructure truly puts the port’s

544-acre site in a class by inself.”

— Greg Wathen, Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana

connects the Ohio River Valley Region of the Midwest to the world with

port companies shipping cargo to and from 20 countries and 44 states.

Multimodal Connections

“Companies know that an effective supply chain depends on having

good access to transportation networks,” noted Greg Wathen, president

and CEO of the Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana.

“With the port’s water, rail and road transportation options, a company

can be very flexible. Though there are other industrial sites in southwest

Indiana available near interstates, the

multimodal freight transportation

infrastructure truly puts the port’s

544-acre site in a class by itself.”

The Port of Indiana-Mount

Vernon is the state’s largest port by

shipping volume and total acres. It

is designed to quickly and efficiently

transload cargo between water, road

and rail year-round. Each year more than 3,600 barges, 40,000 railcars

and 200,000 trucks pass through the port moving over six million tons

of cargo. Fleeting for 500 barges is available adjacent to the port as well as

storage for 200 rail cars on eight miles of interior rail track.

Supportive Network

With southwest Indiana having such a strong agriculture and

industrial base, there are many opportunities for partnerships with related

operations. The port has 13 companies and service providers onsite

and neighboring industries include Alcoa, Berry Plastics Group Inc.,

AstraZeneca, BWX Technologies, CountryMark, GAF, Mead Johnson,

ADM Milling, Sabic Innovative Plastics, Millennium Steel and Toyota

Motor Manufacturing.

The port is also designated a Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ #177) and can

offer significant cost-savings to businesses that import goods by delaying

or reducing duty payments on certain products. For more information

about the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon, visit portsofindiana.com.


With the port’s 60-ton dual-lift crane

capacity, cargoes can be transloaded

directly to and from barges, railcars,

trucks and warehouse.

MULTIMODAL ADVANTAGES

RIVER • Access to 20+ states & Gulf of Mexico

RAIL • Interchanges with 5 Class I railroads

ROAD • Highway connections to I-64 & I-69

COMPANIES WITH

FACILITIES/SERVICES

at Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon

Service Providers

Consolidated Terminals and Logistics (CTLC)

General Cargo Stevedoring and Logistics

Evansville Western Railway Class III Railroad

TPG Mount Vernon Marine/

Mount Vernon Barge Service

Towing, Barge Repair, Bulk Stevedoring

PORT OF INDIANA-MOUNT VERNON

By the Numbers

1,240 acres with 8,000 feet of riverfront

153 miles from confluence of Ohio and

Mississippi rivers

65 miles from median center

of U.S. population

Agricultural Products

Agrium U.S. Fertilizer

Consolidated Grain and Barge

Merchandising Division Grain

Consolidated Grain and Barge

Soybean Processing Division

Soybean Meal, Oil, Hulls

Crop Production Services Fertilizer

Tri-County Agronomics Fertilizer

Valero Renewable Fuels Co. Ethanol

Processing, Distribution, Storage

CEMEX/Kosmos Cement Cement

Cimbar Performance Minerals Minerals

Kenco Logistics Services Distribution Center

Mount Vernon Transfer Terminal Coal

Development Partners

Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana

Regional Economic Development

Indiana Economic Development Corporation

State Economic Development

Posey County Economic Development Partnership

County Economic Development

The Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon

handles a variety of cargoes

including coal, grain, ethanol,

steel and fertilizer.

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SPOTLIGHT ON PORT OF INDIANA-MOUNT VERNON

Community Profile

MOUNT VERNON, INDIANA

City of Mount Vernon

• Located in southwest Indiana in Posey County along the Ohio River

• Part of Evansville, IN-KY Metropolitan Area

• Posey County seat; Elevation 400 ft.; Central Time Zone

• 65 miles southwest of the median center of the U.S. population near Petersburg, Ind.

• 44 miles southwest of Toyota Motor Manufacturing in Princeton, Ind.

Mount Vernon History

• Originally named McFaddin’s Bluff

• 1816: name changed to Mount Vernon to honor George Washington

• 1816: downtown public square designed

• Birthplace of Indiana’s 21st governor, Alvin P. Hovey

• Long history in agriculture, grain milling, oil refining, river transportation

INDIANA

6,633,053

EVANSVILLE METRO

314,280

POSEY COUNTY

25,476

MOUNT VERNON

6,507

POPULATION 2016 ESTIMATE

HOMEOWNERSHIP RATE (2015)

POSEY COUNTY

83.1%

POSEY COUNTY

20.6%

MOUNT VERNON

71.4%

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME (2015)

POSEY COUNTY

$58,298

MOUNT VERNON

$47,626

LABOR FORCE (EMPLOYED, JULY 2017)

POSEY COUNTY

13,723

EVANSVILLE METRO

161,749

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE (25 yrs +) (2015)

POSEY COUNTY

93.4%

MOUNT VERNON

89.8%

BACHELOR'S DEGREE (25 yrs +) (2015)

MOUNT VERNON

15.4%

INDIANA: A TOP STATE FOR BUSINESS

Did you know Indiana is...

• One of the most business-friendly states in America

• Ranked 1st for quality government, U.S. News, 2017

• Ranked 1st in nation for manufacturing workforce, Business

Facilities, 2017

• Ranked 1st in Midwest and 5th in the nation in Chief Executive

magazine’s annual “Best & Worst States” survey (May 2017)

• Ranked 2nd for cost of doing business and 3rd for infrastructure in

CNBC’s America’s Top States for Business, 2017

MOUNT VERNON

People & Income (By Residence)

Unemployment Rate 3.0%

Poverty Rate 9.7%

Personal Income $44,674

Industry (By Place of Work)

Covered Employment* 8,326

Avg. annual wage per job $53,404

MEAN TRAVEL TIME TO WORK (MINUTES)

MOUNT VERNON

15.3

INDIANA

21.7

POSEY COUNTY, INDIANA

POSEY COUNTY

23.0

Job Types in Posey County

Manufacturing 23.9%

Avg. wage $42,270

Retail Trade 9.1%

Avg. wage $43,558

Transportation & Warehousing 6.6%

Avg. wage $58,622

Accommodations & Food Serv. 5.2%

Avg. wage $18,803

*Employees who fall under coverage of state and federal unemployment insurance programs.

Sources: US Census Bureau State & County Quick Facts, Posey County Indiana

Economic Development Partnership, stats.indiana.edu

LOCAL ECONOMIC IMPACT

What does the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon mean to the state economy?

7,224

TOTAL JOBS

$1.1

BILLION

TOTAL VALUE

OF ECONOMIC

IMPACT

$33

MILLION

TOTAL STATE &

LOCAL TAXES

$57.4

MILLION

LOCAL

PURCHASES

$347.7

MILLION

TOTAL

PERSONAL

INCOME

Source: 2015 Ports of Indiana Economic Impact Study prepared by Martin Associates

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SPOTLIGHT ON PORT OF INDIANA-MOUNT VERNON

2700 Bluff Road

Mount Vernon, IN 47620

812-838-5236

www.cimbar.com

CIMBAR

PERFORMANCE

MINERALS

CHAD GIBBS

Plant Manager

Opened: 2009

Leadership: Chad Gibbs, Plant Manager

Products/Services: Minerals processor specialing in talc, barium

sulfate, calcium carbonate

Description: Recognized globally as the leading supplier of barium

sulfates as well as a broad line of high-quality and high aspect

ratio talc, high-purity calcium carbonate, magnesium hydroxide,

bentonite and recycled mineral fillers processed to satisfy the

unique and changing demands of a wide range of industries.

Location Advantages: The Mount Vernon plant and products complement Cimbar’s

processed minerals product lines, giving the company a greater presence in the

Midwest, where a large portion of the American industrial base is located. The ability

to deliver raw materials via the Ohio River into the Evansville/Mount Vernon

area makes the location a superior choice for logistics and delivery to a wide base

of customers.

2701 Bluff Road

Mount Vernon, IN 47620

812-833-3207

www.ctlconline.com

CONSOLIDATED

TERMINALS &

LOGISTICS CO.

Opened: 2003

Leadership: Dean Jackson, Terminal Manager

Products/Services: General cargo terminal with transloading

of shipments between barge/rail/truck/warehouse; bulk cargo

operations include rail-to-barge unloading capabilities for

commodities like ethanol and dried distillers grain

DEAN JACKSON Description: A division of CGB Enterprises, CTLC is a full-service

Terminal Manager logistics provider handling logistics and transportation services

for bulk, breakbulk and project cargo commodities domestically

and around the world.

Location Advantages: : Access to rail, barge, crane, truck and Ohio River.

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PORT OF INDIANA-BURNS HARBOR

• On south shore of Lake Michigan only 18 nautical miles from Chicago

• Handles ocean vessels, Great Lakes ships, river barges

• 600 acres with 110 available for development

At Lake Geneva,

Switzerland

Loading in Antwerp,

Belgium

Discharging at the

Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor

PORTAGE, Ind. - The Port of Indiana-Burns

Harbor handled one of the most valuable

and most famous pieces of cargo to ever cross

its docks this summer. The delivery, named

“ICARUS,” is the world’s largest liquid argon

particle hunter and it is designed to study

neutrinos, the smallest and most abundant

particles in the universe.

The multi-million dollar instrument

arrived at the port in July on the ocean vessel

M/V Frieda during its 4,500-mile trip from

Geneva, Switzerland, to Batavia, Ill. The six-week voyage was tracked

online by hundreds of people from around the world and the Twitter

hashtag #IcarusTrip recorded nearly 1,500 tweets of photos and

sightings during the trip.

To get to the port, the detector was divided in two pieces,

each 65-feet long and weighing over 60 tons, and traveled on two

separate trucks from Geneva to Basel in Switzerland. From there it

took a barge to Antwerp, Belgium, where it was loaded onto a ship

traveling across the Atlantic Ocean and through the Great Lakes to

Burns Harbor. Finally, two separate trucks safely delivered ICARUS

to Fermilab in Batavia, Ill., on July 26 – 46 days after it left Geneva.

ICARUS was unloaded at the port by Federal Marine Terminals

with labor provided by the International Longshoremen’s Association.

“The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor is a major hub for largedimensional

project cargo shipments,” said Port Director Ian Hirt.

“The port’s facilities and location allow companies to ship cargoes

by water directly into the Midwest, which can significantly reduce

the transportation costs and permitting requirements for moving

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SPECIAL DELIVERY: ICARUS ARRIVES

Port handles world’s largest liquid argon particle hunter

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PORT REPORT: MOUNT VERNON

large loads over the highway. Because of the

experience of our general cargo terminal

operator, Federal Marine Terminals, this

port has developed an enviable track record

for handling large cargoes and established a

world-wide reputation as a port-of-choice for

specialty shipments.”

The port has handled more than double

the volume of large-dimensional cargo

shipments through three quarters of 2017

versus the previous year due to ICARUS and

several shipments of wind turbine components.

Ian Hirt

Port Director

Contact Info:

(219)734-7076

ihirt@portsofindiana.com

What is a neutrino detector?

ICARUS is used to observe and record the results of neutrino

collisions with particles of matter set in motion by an accelerator.

By studying how neutrinos interact, scientists hope to understand

more about the universe at the smallest scale. Weighing 760 tons

when filled with liquid argon, ICARUS is the world’s largest particle

hunter of its kind one of three neutrino detectors housed at the U.S.

Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

(“Fermilab”) in Batavia, Ill.

According to the project website, ICARUS is looking for a new

kind of neutrino and will be instrumental in answering the question

of so-called “sterile” neutrinos that could “rewrite our very picture of

the universe.”

To learn more about the ICARUS trip visit icarustrip.fnal.gov or

search #IcarusTrip on Twitter.


PORT OF INDIANA-JEFFERSONVILLE

• Located across the Ohio River from Louisville, Ky.

• Year-round barge access to 20+ states and Gulf of Mexico

• 1,050 acres with 300 available for development

The opening of the POSCO-AAPC steel processing plant at the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville drew dignitaries including Indiana Governor Eric J.

Holcomb, POSCO CEO Dr. Ohjoon Kwon, Congressman Trey Hollingsworth and Ports of Indiana CEO Rich Cooper.

Major projects and investments make Jeffersonville “port of opportunity”

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. – On Sept. 22,

POSCO-AAPC opened its $21 million steelprocessing

facility at the Port of Indiana-

Jeffersonville. A unit of the world’s fifth-largest

steel producer, the company is now serving

the region’s top tier auto manufacturing

supply chain. POSCO’s new plant, along

with an unprecedented period of investment

in and around the port, has created a bright

outlook for future growth.

The largest investment was the $2.3 billion Louisville-

Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project. The first of

two bridges built was the Abraham Lincoln Bridge. Opened in

downtown Jeffersonville in Dec. 2015, its six lanes of northbound

I-65 traffic has increased regional mobility and reduced congestion

by doubling traffic capacity over the river.

Up-river eight miles and only two miles from the port, the

Lewis and Clark Bridge opened in Dec. 2016 making the port 30

minutes closer to markets east and south of Louisville. The new

bridge connects Indiana to major Louisville manufacturing centers

including Ford Motor Company’s dual facilities, the Kentucky

Truck Plant and the Louisville Assembly plant, as well as Haier’s

GE Appliances based at historic Appliance Park.

The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the Port of

Indiana-Jeffersonville a $10 million TIGER Grant in support of an

$18 million project that will double the port’s bulk loading capacity,

provide greater access to unit trains via a four-mile expansion of

the port’s 11 miles of rail track and add a rail-to-truck transload

facility. Construction will begin in early 2018 with the final phases

scheduled for completion in 2020.

PORT REPORT: MOUNT VERNON

A third major project, a ‘Transportation

Corridor,’ will provide a road built to heavyhaul

specifications plus the right-of way for a

future rail connection linking the port to the

nearby 6,000-acre River Ridge Commerce

Center. Construction is slated to begin in

late 2018 with completion in late 2020.

“River Ridge Commerce Center features

a 1,500-acre industrial development megasite

and will eventually have direct access to the

Inland Waterways System via our port,” said Port Director Scott

Stewart. “Conversely, the port will have access to one of the region’s

most important industrial development sites. Together these two

assets form the area’s most significant economic engine.”

In addition to these major infrastructure projects, several

port companies have also invested in their plants and equipment.

Consolidated Grain and Barge invested $3 million in rye storage, a

major commodity imported from Europe and vital to the Kentucky

bourbon industry. Idemitsu invested $7 million in new storage and

processing capacity to support the development of lubricants for

the auto industry. Watco Terminals & Port Services, the port’s

general cargo stevedore, recently spent $600,000 to rebuild its 225-

ton capacity lattice boom crawler crane.

“These investments assure that the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville

will remain at the center of cost-effective transportation options,

whether by water, rail, or highway, and continue to be the area’s

most attractive ‘port of opportunity,’” added Stewart.

Scott Stewart

Port Director

Contact Info:

(812)282-2096

sstewart@portsofindiana.com

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FROM THE BOARD ROOM

The Ports of Indiana Commission is a seven-member,

bipartisan board of directors for the Ports of Indiana

which is appointed by the governor and meets six times

per year to approve major projects.

Ken

Kaczmarek

Chairman

Greg

Gibson

Vice Chairman

Marvin

Ferguson

Michael

Browning

Monica

Newhouse-

Rodriguez

Christine

Keck

Miriam

Robeson

Investing in infrastructure drives future growth

The Ports of Indiana

Commission approved nearly

$6 million in infrastructure

investments for Indiana’s three

ports for 2017 bringing the port’s

nine-year capital improvement

program to over $58 million.

“Investments in critical

infrastructure are a ‘way of life’ at

the Ports of Indiana and we have

made a commitment to our port

companies to keep our campuses

Rich Cooper

CEO, Ports of Indiana

in tip-top shape when it comes to land, roads, rail and maritime

infrastructure,” said Ports of Indiana CEO Rich Cooper. “As a

self-funded enterprise, we have to make the same type of decisions

that all businesses make when it comes to how and where to

reinvest. The answer has been very easy for us—continual

reinvestment into our port properties and infrastructure has

always been a stimulus for our private sector partners to do the

same. At the end of the day, we want to create a premier inland

port system and an environment that provides our port family of

businesses with a sustainable competitive advantage.”

Capital investments approved this year for the Port of

Indiana-Mount Vernon include repairing and re-paving

port roads. Road improvements were made at the Port of

Indiana-Jeffersonville and work began on a multi-year rail

expansion project.

Jay

Potesta

Secretary/Treasurer

Projects at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor include

additional security cameras, upgrades to the port’s fire pump

system and completion of a multi-year sewer project.

Shipments at Indiana’s three ports are up over 10 percent

year-to-date through September, compared to the same time

period last year. Project cargoes, up nearly 118 percent over

2016, have included nine shipments of wind energy components

and ICARUS, the world’s largest liquid argon particle hunter.

Metro Ports, the country’s oldest stevedoring company,

opened its only Great Lakes facility at the Port of Indiana-Burns

Harbor in July, immediately doubling the size of the port’s bulk

terminal. The port was recently notified by the U.S. Department

of Transportation that it has been approved for a $9.85 million

FASTLANE grant as part of a $19.7 million expansion of the

port’s infrastructure to increase cargo handling capacity and

multimodal capabilities.

The total value of economic activity provided by Indiana’s

three ports has increased from $5.4 billion to $7.8 billion since

2009, an increase of 45 percent. In addition, beginning in 2010,

$636 million has been invested by private companies into new

port facilities or expansions.

The mission of the Ports of Indiana is to develop and

maintain a world-class port system that operates as an agile,

strategically-driven, self-funded enterprise dedicated to growing

Indiana’s economy. Additional capital projects will be reviewed

and awarded at future Ports of Indiana Commission meetings.

For information, visit portsofindiana.com.

Governor appoints two new commissioners to Ports board

Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb has appointed Monica

Newhouse-Rodriguez and Michael Browning to the Ports of Indiana

Commission. Newhouse-Rodriguez is managing principal of

Newhouse and Associates, a national airport consulting firm which

provides airport planning, capital management and development

services. Browning is the former president and

CEO, and now chairman of the board, for

Browning Investments, the largest developer

of industrial distribution facilities in central

Indiana.

“It is an honor to have two business

professionals with such distinguished careers

and extensive experience in transportation

planning and industrial development join the

Ports of Indiana team,” said Ports of Indiana

CEO Rich Cooper. “Our organization is

dedicated to growing Indiana’s economy by

Michael

Browning

developing world-class ports with a sustainable business model that

does not require state funding to subsidize operations. We have

been extremely successful because of the highly-qualified, businessfocused

leadership provided by our commission and management

team, and we look forward to the contributions that Monica and

Michael will make to the Ports of Indiana.”

Newhouse-Rogriguez currently manages transportation and

planning issues for the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport,

George Bush Intercontinential Airport and Miami International

Airport. She received her bachelor’s degree in aerospace from Middle

Tennessee University and her MBA in information decision sciences

from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

She is on the Board of Directors of World

Business Partners and Associates for Airports

Council International–North America, the

primary trade association for airports in the

U.S. and Canada, and one of five worldwide

regions.

Browning has been chairman of the board

Monica

Newhouse-Rodriguez

for Browning Investments since 2013 and was

the company’s president and CEO from 1981

to 2013. The Indianapolis-based real estate

development company’s portfolio includes

large industrial parks, such as AirTech Park and AllPoints Midwest,

and several downtown office buildings totaling over 2 million square

feet, including Capital Center and 300 North Meridian. Michael

has been honored as “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young

and Inc. Magazine and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the

University of Notre Dame.

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BURNS HARBOR

Ports of Indiana-Central Office

150 W. Market St., Ste 100

Indianapolis, IN 46204

(317) 232-9200 | fax (317) 232-0137

info@portsofindiana.com

www.portsofindiana.com

DIRECTORY

Below are companies and service providers with operations related to Indiana’s ports

MOUNT VERNON

JEFFERSONVILLE

PORT OF INDIANA-BURNS HARBOR

6625 S. Boundary Drive, Portage, IN 46368

219-787-8636

PORT OF INDIANA-MOUNT VERNON

2751 Bluff Road, Mount Vernon, IN 47620

812-838-4382

PORT OF INDIANA-JEFFERSONVILLE

1402 Port Road, Jeffersonville, IN 47130

812-283-9662

Aqua-Land

Communications Inc.

219-762-1541

Communications provider

Federal Marine

Terminals Inc.

219-787-1017

Stevedoring

Franciscan Working Well

219-787-8662

Occupational healthcare facility

Great Lakes Towing Co.

216-621-4854

Tugboat, towing, barge services

Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad

219-989-4716

Railroad switching

Service Providers

International Longshoremen’s

Association Local 1969

219-764-9715

Maritime union

International Union of

Operating Engineers

Local 150

708-482-8800

Heavy equipment union

Metro Ports

219-734-5018

Stevedoring

Norfolk Southern Railroad

219-787-8001

Class I railroad

Steel Production, Processing, Distribution

ADS Logistics Co., LLC

219-787-5015

Transportation, warehousing,

inventory management

ArcelorMittal

219-787-2120

Steel mill

Central Coil Processing

219-787-5000

Steel processing

Feralloy Midwest Portage

219-787-9698

Steel processing

Feralloy Processing Co.

219-787-8773

Steel processing

Indiana Pickling & Processing

219-787-8889

Steel pickling

Leeco Steel

800-621-4366

Steel plate service center

Metro International

Trade Services LLC

219-787-8690

Metals distribution, storage

Processing, Distribution, Storage

Cargill Inc.

219-787-8614

Agriculture products handling

Carmeuse Lime and Stone

219-787-9190

Limestone processing

Frick Services

219-787-9475

Dry/liquid bulk storage/

distribution

NLMK Indiana

219-787-8200

Hot-rolled steel processing

Phoenix Services

219-787-0010

Aggregate producer/steel mill

services

Precision Strip Inc.

219-787-1602

Steel coil processing

Ratner Steel Supply

219-787-6700

Steel processor

Steel Warehouse Portage

219-787-8887

Steel service center

Tube City IMS Division by

NLMK Indiana

219-787-0004

Steel services

United States Steel Corp.

219-762-3131

Finishing mill

Mid-Continent

Coal & Coke Co.

708-798-1110

Coal, coke, petroleum coke

processor

P.I. & I. Motor Express

219-850-1274

Flat bed trucking

Tanco Terminals Inc.

219-787-8159

Liquid storage, handling

Service Providers

Consolidated Terminals &

Logistics Co.

812-833-3208

General cargo stevedoring,

rail-to-barge bulk terminal

Evansville Western Railway

866-812-3897

Full-service railroad

TPG Mount Vernon Marine

Mount Vernon Barge Service

812-838-4889

Towing, fleeting, barge cleaning/

repair, bulk stevedoring

Agricultural Products

Agrium U.S. Inc.

812-838-9779

Fertilizer distribution

Consolidated Grain

& Barge Co.

Merchandising Division

812-838-6651

Grain terminal

Consolidated Grain

& Barge Co.

Soybean Processing Division

812-838-6651

Soybean processing plant

Crop Production Services

812-838-4533

Retail fertilizer distribution

Tri-County Agronomics

812-838-1755

Liquid fertilizer, pesticide/

herbicide supplier

Valero Renewables

812-833-3900

Ethanol production

Processing, Distribution, Storage

CEMEX/Kosmos Cement

812-838-3465

Cement distribution

CIMBAR Performance Minerals

812-838-5236

Minerals processing

Kenco Logistics Services

812-833-3412

Distribution, warehousing

Mount Vernon Transfer Terminal

812-250-7909

Coal transloading to barge

American Commercial

Barge Line

800-638-2134

Barge services

CGB Marine – Louisville

812-288-0488

Barge services

Service Providers

Consolidated Terminals &

Logistics Co.

812-283-9500

General cargo stevedoring, logistics

CSX

812-218-0845

Class I railroad

Green Lines Transportation

812-258-3515

Transportation, common carrier

Louisville & Indiana Railroad

812-288-0940

Class III railroad

MG Rail

812-218-1337

Port rail switching service

MVBS Jeffersonville

812-725-8295

Barge harbor & fleeting service

Norfolk Southern

757-823-5491

Class I railroad

Watco Terminal &

Port Services

812-282-4938

Warehousing, stevedoring

Steel Production, Processing, Distribution

Cronimet

812-284-4448

Stainless steel scrap processing

Cylicron Engineered

Cylinders

812-283-4600

Industrial cylinder mfg.

Delaco Kasle Processing,

Indiana

812-280-8800

Metals processing

Eagle Steel Products, Inc.

812-282-4770

Steel processing, distribution

Metals USA

812-640-8881 Ext. 3505

Steel processing, distribution

Mill Steel

812-670-4020

Steel processing, distribution

Ohio River Metal Services

812-282-4770

Steel processing, distribution

OmniSource – Division of

Steel Dynamics Inc.

812-280-2268

Scrap metal processing

POSCO AAPC, LLC #2

812-670-4477 Ext. 210

Steel processing, distribution

Steel Dynamics Inc.

812-218-1490

Steel coils galvanizing and painting

Valmont Industries Inc.

812-284-5241

Steel galvanizing

voestalpine Roll

Forming Corporation

812-284-0650

Steel roll-forming,structural tubes

VOSS Clark Industries

812-285-7700

Steel processing, distribution

Processing, Distribution, Storage

Airgas Specialty Products

812-283-6932

Chemical mfg., distribution

Arctic Minerals

812-283-6616

Mineral processing, distribution

Chemtrusion Inc.

812-280-2910

Plastic resin processing

Consolidated Grain &

Barge Co.

812-283-9500

Grain terminal, bulk stevedoring,

logistics

FedEx Ground

812-218-0781

Parcel distribution logistics


Idemitsu Lubricants

America Corp.

812-284-3300

Automotive and industrial

lubricants

Legacy Supply Chain Services

812-280-5850

Distribution, warehousing

Mytex Polymers Inc.

812-280-2900

Plastic resin distribution

Revere Plastics

419-603-2483

Plastic injection molding

Tanco Clark Maritime

812-280-7300

Liquid storage, handling

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