OmniTRAX Gears up for Economic Development
OmniTRAX and Georgia-Pacific are partnering up in an effort to increase railway transportation efficiencies for OmniTRAX’s new plant based in Albany, GA starting in 2019 upon completion of new construction.
In addition to the Georgia-Pacific partnership, the company plans on adding railway track connection from the new facility. The railway will connect to the mainline of the Georgia & Florida Railway, stretching 222 miles from Albany to northwestern Florida regions. The main connection will start in the nearby Albany-Dougherty Industrial Park.
Companies such as Miller Brewing, Flint Hills Resources and Procter & Gamble are among others that utilize the GFRR.
“Georgia-Pacific is a great partner for OmniTRAX and the GFRR, and the new plant will allow us to show case our customer service expertise even more. We also appreciate the support of the local, state and federal governments to make this project happen in Southwest Georgia and are pleased to be a part economic growth in the region,” said Kevin Shuba, CEO of OmniTRAX.
The new facility will primarily produce lumber and wood chips estimated to create a total of 300 million board-feet each year of lumber. In addition to being a Broe Group affiliate, OmniTRAX is noted as one of the largest privately held North American transportation services. Georgia-Pacific is known for making household brands such as Brawny® paper towels and Dixie® tableware and cups.
Source: RAM Communications