Three new industrial locations have been awarded BNSF Railway Company’s (BNSF) Certified Sites designation. These new Certified Sites are located in Enid, Oklahoma; Libby, Montana; and Northgate, Saskatchewan. The Ceres Northgate Terminal is BNSF’s first Certified Sites in Canada. In order to be considered for the designation, sites must undergo a thorough analysis which includes an evaluation of environmental and geotechnical standards, available utilities, site availability and existing and projected infrastructure.
The newly designated Certified Sites feature hundreds of acres ready for industrial development:
Easterly Industrial Park, Enid, Oklahoma
Located on BNSF’s Southern Transcon route and served by three major US. highways, the Easterly Industrial Park features more than 300 acres and is zoned for heavy industrial use.
Kootenai Business Park, Libby, Montreal
A new 5000 ft lead track from the Kootenai Business Park connects directly to BNSF’s Northern Corridor. Of the 400 acre development, 120 acres of the park – located on US Highway 2 – are ready for development.
Ceres Northgate Terminal, Northgate, Saskatchewan
Situated along Saskatchewan Highway 9 and with a BNSF line leading south from the facility to the Northern Corridor, the Ceres Northgate Terminal features two high efficiency loop tracks and 1300 acres ready for immediate development.
Certified Sites are a part of BNSF’s Premier Parks, Sites and Transload programme. The programme is a strategic approach that addresses the increasing demand for customer site locations by developing various types of facilities across BNSF’s network. Businesses looking to locate at any of these properties could save six to nine months of construction time as a result of this analysis. BNSF Certified Sites have been reviewed by an industry expert in order to ensure accurate, reliable data. The goal of the programme is to provide an inventory of rail-served sites that are available for immediate development.
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