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I-270 North Project Update: Road Closures from August 19-22

3 days 15 hours ago

The I-270 North Project has an upcoming weekend Interstate 270 closure in North County, St. Louis. Location: I-270 Eastbound and Westbound will be closed near Lindbergh Blvd. Duration: Starting on Friday, August 19 at 9 p.m. the interstate will close to both eastbound and westbound traffic. Crews will have the interstate back open each direction by Monday, August 22 at […]

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Lindsey

$1.2B Mixed-Use Development Proposed for Area South of Gateway Arch

4 days 15 hours ago

This article originally ran in Construction Forum on August 10, 2022.  A $1.2B development project is under consideration for 80 acres located south of the Gateway Arch near the Poplar Street Bridge. A resolution is scheduled to go before the St. Louis Port Authority Commission at its Thursday (Aug. 11) meeting. The agenda item is titled in part, “Resolution stating the […]

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Matt Fernandes

Medical supply company opens regional distribution center

5 days 16 hours ago

This article originally ran in the St. Louis Post Dispatch on July 29, 2022.  Global medical supply manufacturer Medline opened a $74 million, 800,000-square-foot distribution center in St. Peters to support the firm’s growing customer base in the Midwest. The new facility, at 5000 Premier Parkway, is expected to create more than 150 jobs and generate more than $1.6 million […]

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Jared Haynes

‘Underutilized’ Missouri River barge services poised for federal investment

5 days 17 hours ago

This article originally ran in the Columbia Missourian on July 29, 2022.  Something different arrived at AGRIServices of Brunswick’s terminal on the Missouri River a few weeks ago: a barge load of tapioca from Thailand. The product from overseas was something crew members had never seen, but the challenge excited Lucy Fletcher, ASB’s business development manager. “We’re just gonna do […]

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Jared Haynes

Most Influential Business Women 2022: Caitlin Murphy helps Missouri identify supply chain issues

6 days 17 hours ago

This article originally ran in the St. Louis Business Journal on August 4, 2022.  Caitlin Murphy, a female maverick in the global logistics industry, founded Global Gateway Logistics in St. Louis in 2017, and has experienced substantial revenue growth in the five-year period of her company. Because of her ocean freight shipping and global supply chain expertise, Murphy has been […]

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Jared Haynes

Tyson Foods, Inc. breaks ground on Caseyville expansion

6 days 17 hours ago

This article was originally ran by KSDK on August 3, 2022.  Tyson Foods, Inc. and Illinois political leaders announced an expansion of Tyson’s Caseyville facility on Wednesday. The expansion to the Caseyville facility will bring in $180 million in investments and create 250 new jobs for those in the area. More than 293 workers are employed by Tyson Foods, Inc. […]

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Jared Haynes

TRRA Receives American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) President’s Award

4 weeks 2 days ago

This article originally ran in Saint Louis Construction News and Review on July 13, 2022.  Employees of the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis were recently recognized for exceptional safety performance by the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA). The Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis was the recipient of the President’s Award for the best safety record […]

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Jared Haynes

Bridge to The Future: St. Louis is building a better platform for transport & logistics

4 weeks 2 days ago

This article originally ran in Site Selection Magazine in July 2022.  Sometime later this year, a century-old rail bridge that crosses the Mississippi River at St. Louis is expected to reopen after a four-year transformation. Originally opened in 1899, the Merchants Bridge is a key link in one of the primary East-West rail corridors in the country, leading into and out […]

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Jared Haynes

Waffle company to open 147,000-square-foot manufacturing and warehouse operation in St. Louis area

1 month 1 week ago

This article originally ran in the St. Louis Business Journal on July 6, 2022.  A maker of waffle products is opening a $35 million, 147,000-square-foot manufacturing and warehouse facility in Hazelwood. Marson Foods, based in Carson City, Nevada, will lease the space at 1590 Tradeport Drive in the Hazelwood TradePort industrial park, which is owned by Kansas City-based NorthPoint Development, […]

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Jared Haynes

Take the Survey from UMSL’s Supply Chain Risk and Resilience Research Center (SCR3): Supply Chain Challenges During COVID

1 month 1 week ago

You are invited to participate in a survey conducted by the Supply Chain Risk and Resilience Research Center (SCR3) at the University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL) with the support the St. Louis Regional Freightway. The research objective is to understand the supply chain challenges faced by businesses in the St. Louis region during the COVID-19 pandemic and the strategies that […]

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Lindsey

Choosing south St. Louis County as their base, Polish immigrants build a trucking company from scratch

1 month 1 week ago

This article originally ran in the St. Louis Business Journal on June 30, 2022.  Zbigniew and Agnes Matukin didn’t plan to start a business when they immigrated from Poland to the United States. Now they’ve built their company and related business entities to about 130 employees with annual revenue of $20 million. The Matukins formed a trucking company and chose […]

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Jared Haynes

Ostara to Build 200,000 Ton Fertilizer Production Facility in St. Louis

1 month 2 weeks ago

This article originally ran on globenewswire.com on June 27, 2022.  Construction of the Facility Estimated to be Completed in 2023 and Add 40 Jobs. Farmer and retailer demand for an innovative and highly efficient, U.S. produced phosphate fertilizer, is increasing every day. As a result, Ostara is building a new facility to produce its platform product, Crystal Green®, a highly efficient […]

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Matt Fernandes

Report envisions Missouri as a hub for shipping container production

2 months ago

This article originally ran on StlToday.com on June 13, 2022.  A new report studying pandemic-related supply chain problems recommends that Missouri become an American hub for building shipping containers. According to a draft copy of the report issued by Gov. Mike Parson’s Supply Chain Task Force, the state could subsidize companies that build the steel containers, which are used to transport […]

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Matt Fernandes

Real estate investment trust buys 14th St. Louis industrial property

2 months ago

This article originally ran in the St. Louis Business Journal on June 10, 2022.  A publicly traded industrial real estate trust with a growing presence in St. Louis has purchased an industrial building in St. Louis County for $8.5 million. Plymouth Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE:PLYM), based in Boston, purchased 1901-1939 Belt Way Drive in Overland this spring, according to […]

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Matt Fernandes

Maryland Heights warehouses fully leased while under construction, showing need for more central warehouse space, broker says

2 months ago

This article originally ran in the St. Louis Business Journal on June 6, 2022.  The first two warehouses in a new Maryland Heights industrial park are fully leased even before construction is finished, and developers are moving ahead of schedule on construction of a third building. Developers TriStar Properties of Creve Coeur and PCCP of Los Angeles announced plans last summer […]

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Matt Fernandes

FreightWeekSTL: New Study Reveals Illinois Route 3 Near St. Louis Is Positioned as a Nationally Significant Heavy Industrial Corridor

2 months 2 weeks ago

A 60-mile stretch of Illinois (IL) Route 3 generates $16 billion in annual business revenue and supports 221,881 direct and indirect jobs, according to a new economic impact study commissioned by the St. Louis Regional Freightway. The Route 3 corridor in southwestern Illinois is parallel to St. Louis, Missouri along the Mississippi River and Interstate 255, and goes from Waterloo, Illinois, in the south to Godfrey Illinois, to the north. It is gaining recognition as a premiere heavy industry and warehousing corridor with distinct advantages over other areas around the country, such as the percentage of the direct jobs in manufacturing, transportation and warehousing that greatly eclipse the regional and national averages for jobs in those sectors.

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FreightWeekSTL: Modern Bulk Distribution Buildings Under Construction in the St. Louis Region Hit Historic High, Approaching 8 Million Square Feet

2 months 2 weeks ago

The St. Louis region’s industrial real estate market continues to rise to meet the demand for modern bulk and manufacturing spaces with record levels of construction. The annual report released by the St. Louis Regional Freightway reveals the southwestern Illinois and eastern Missouri region has nearly 8 million square feet (MSF) of modern bulk buildings under construction and is well positioned to meet the current and growing needs of distributors and developers. The level of speculative development in the region also is indicative of the strength and value of the market, as is the growing number of major national institutional grade owners with a presence in the region.

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FreightWeekSTL: New Partnership Between Kansas City and the St. Louis Region Supports Interstate 70 Corridor Improvements

2 months 2 weeks ago

The long range vision of a reconstructed, higher capacity Interstate 70 (I-70) between Kansas City and the St. Louis area is coming into sharper focus thanks to a new partnership between Kansas City SmartPort and the St. Louis Regional Freightway. The two organizations have just signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to demonstrate their commitment to support improvements to Missouri’s east-west statewide I-70 corridor which is vital to the global supply chains for many industries. A catalyst for the new collaboration is the inclusion of a financial placeholder for the reconstruction of and added capacity on I-70 among the Missouri Department of Transportation's recently released High Priority Unfunded Needs.

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FreightWeekSTL: St. Louis Regional Freightway’s 2023 Priority Projects List Totals $3.8 Billion

2 months 2 weeks ago

The St. Louis Regional Freightway’s 2023 Priority Projects List includes 25 projects representing a total investment of more than $3.8 billion, up from $2.75 billion last year. More than $2 billion of the total covers infrastructure projects that have recently been completed, are already funded and under construction or expected to start in 2022 and 2023, or are programmed to begin within the next few years. The list, which represents the infrastructure needs of the manufacturing and logistics industries in the Eastern Missouri and Southwestern Illinois area, indicates tremendous progress on a range of projects that will strengthen critical roads, bridges, rail infrastructure, and port and airport facilities across the bi-state St. Louis region.

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FreightWeekSTL: Major Infrastructure Investments Strengthen Midwest Ports, Boost Capacity and Increase Profitability for the Barge Industry

2 months 2 weeks ago

More than a half a billion dollars in recent, current or expected improvements at three Midwestern ports will strengthen these facilities and reinforce their important roles in the global freight network. The significant investments at Port KC, America’s Central Port, and Kaskaskia Regional Port District, along with new infrastructure funding recently secured, will spur an increase in barge services and deliver cost efficiencies that drive profitability for the industry. Port KC is located on the Missouri River. America’s Central Port is on the Mississippi River and the Kaskaskia Regional Port District serves both the Mississippi and Kaskaskia Rivers.

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