Select Sites are properties identified and vetted as capable locations for future manufacturing facilities along the CSX network. These sites 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 Clark Robertson, assistant vice president, regional development at CSX.
CSX introduced the Select Sites program in 2012 to better serve new or existing customers on its network. CSX partnered with The Austin Company, a nationally-known site selection and certification consulting firm, to screen candidate sites and assist communities with the application and certification process.
"The recent completion of
through the southern half of the park has opened up several hundred additional
acres for industrial development along CSX's mainline," said
"This site is the result of good, long-term land planning," said Jonathan Gemmen, senior location consultant, The Austin Company. "It is rare to find a rail-served, industrial property close to an interstate with utility service able to accommodate some of the largest industrial requirements."
This site is located only nine miles northeast of KIA Motors Manufacturing Georgia in nearby
West Point, Georgia Callaway South
Industrial Park is only the second
to be designated as a CSX Select Site. Georgia
"The Development Authority of LaGrange has a long history of being proactive to prepare for additional growth. Teaming with CSX and The Austin Company on this designation will open doors for significant job creation and investment in the future," said Bobby Carmichael, executive director, Development Authority of LaGrange.
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.
To learn more about CSX Select Sites online, visit www.csxselectsites.com
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Park and LaGrange,
Park is a 1,600+ acre industrial park located three miles off
Interstate-85 off Pegasus Parkway
in LaGrange, . LaGrange is situated at the intersection of
Interstates 85 and 185 and is located only 60 miles from Troup County, Georgia Hartsfield-Jackson
and less than 50 miles from CSX's intermodal facility in . The Fairburn, Georgia Callaway
Park has direct rail service to the Ports of Mobile and via CSX. Savannah