Oshkosh gives businesses access to railroad with transload terminal
OSHKOSH (WLUK) -- An alternative way for businesses to transport and receive goods is now available in Oshkosh.
The Oshkosh Transload Terminal held its ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday in the Southwest Industrial Park on Clairville Road.
The 11-acre, $2 million terminal is connected to the main railroad line, operated by Wisconsin and Southern Railroad.
The terminal gives businesses not directly served by railroads access to every single North American Class 1 Railroad and ports.
"It is the only such facility in all of Northeast Wisconsin, so it creates a great business opportunity for businesses that want cost-effective rail transportation that they may not otherwise be able to get," said Oshkosh city manager, Mark Rohloff.
Showing how the process works, Oshkosh Corporation used one of its JLTV's Wednesday.
Governor Scott Walker also attended the ceremony.
He says the terminal is a wise investment for Wisconsin, "This facility will enable container shipping and serve to keep Wisconsin businesses competitive in regional, national and international markets. It’s one more step we’re taking to keep Wisconsin open for business."