NW Ohio now home to a world class distribution hub

With more than 200 employees, 500 developed acres, and the capacity for handling nearly two million containers each year, CSX’s new intermodal facility in North Baltimore is an eye catcher. These containers have the capacity for transporting nearly anything that can be bought at a local retailer – from household electronic equipment to clothing to thousands of other consumer products. This world-class freight distribution hub is the nerve center of the nationwide intermodal network for CSX.

CSX terminal superintendent Peter Craig will present an insider’s view of the new facility in northwest Ohio, Thursday, June 16, from 7:30 – 9 a.m. at the monthly Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum. The program begins at 8 a.m. with informal networking prior, hosted by the Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT) at the Agricultural Incubator Foundation, north of Bowling Green.

Like an air cargo hub, freight trains will arrive directly from across the nation and its ports, then quickly and efficiently redistribute to a network of double stack trains to speed final delivery across the eastern US. Shippers will help transform northwest Ohio into a critical transportation center, which can also boast having one of the most environmentally-friendly freight terminals in the nation.

The Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum is an educational networking opportunity to provide information on current issues, trends and programs available to the agricultural community and those who support its advancement. Farmers, agribusiness owners and supporters of Ohio’s agricultural economy are encouraged to join CIFT on the third Thursday every month for this forum.

The cost is just $10 per person (cash or check at the door) which includes a delicious breakfast and great informal networking opportunities.

The Agricultural Incubator Foundation is located at 13737 Middleton Pike (St. Rt. 582) in Bowling Green. Directions: I-75 to St. Rt. 582, exit 187 (Luckey/Haskins). Travel west on St. Rt. 582 approximately 2.2 miles. The Agricultural Incubator Foundation is located on the south side of St. Rt. 582.

Walk-ins are welcome, but guests are encouraged to reserve a seat in advance by emailing rsvp@ciftinnovation.org.

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