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Savage celebrates new Utah transload facility

June 11, 2024
Now-operational Cedar City location provides truck-tank car transloading from 70 spots, on-site storage, and direct access to Union Pacific Railroad

Savage, along with Utah Inland Port Authority (UIPA), Iron County, and Cedar City officials, recently held a grand opening ceremony in Cedar City, Utah, for its newly operational transload location, which provides truck-tank car transload services, on-site storage, and direct access to Union Pacific Railroad.

The latest addition to the Savage transload network will help area businesses and agriculture producers optimize supply chains, drive regional economic growth, bolster industry efficiency, and foster sustainable transportation solutions, Savage reported.

“We’re excited to connect Iron County and Southern Utah communities to the national rail network at our new transload facility and create more efficient and sustainable supply chains, with rail providing a more environmentally friendly alternative to long-haul trucking,” Jason Ray, president of Savage’s infrastructure sector, said in a news release. “Improving access to rail transportation will also make Cedar City, St. George, and surrounding communities more attractive for businesses looking to expand in the region, supporting job creation and sustainable economic growth. We appreciate the local, state, and federal leaders whose support has been instrumental to the success of this project."

The new development is an integral part of UIPA's Iron Springs Inland Port Project Area, focusing on fostering sustainable economic growth and logistics efficiency, officials said.

“The Utah Inland Port Authority is dedicated to enhancing Utah’s position in the global supply chain network,” said Ben Hart, executive director for the Utah Inland Port Authority. “The addition of this new Savage transload facility to our logistics capabilities is a key component of our strategy. It demonstrates our commitment to facilitating economic growth while fostering environmental sustainability in transportation.”

The grand opening event, held on June 7, showcased the new facility’s capabilities, including 70 railcar spots available for transloading a wide variety of materials and products such as dimensional freight, dry and liquid bulk, hazardous materials, and food-grade products. The event was attended by local business leaders, elected officials, community members, and representatives from various sectors.

“This new railport in Iron County is a tremendous opportunity to expand services for our trucking and industrial businesses,” said Cedar City Mayor Garth O. Green.

“Companies like Savage are leading the way and we look forward to all that’s to come.”

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