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A Ports of Indiana Publication - 2015 Issue 2

UNPARALLELED

CONNECTIVITY

3 maritime modes ➤ 5 interstates ➤ 8 rail carriers ➤

PORT OF INDIANA-BURNS HARBOR

16 Connections, 1 Port in the ‘Heartland of America’ www.portsofindiana.com · Summer 2015


TABLE OF CONTENTS

FAST FACTS ABOUT INDIANA

Community Profile..................................................... 3

57%

COVER STORY:

OF STATE’S BORDER IS

16 Connections, 1 Port.............................................. 4

WATER

Strategic location gives port enviable freight transportation options

SPOTLIGHT: Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor • Port Map........................................................................... 6 • Port Business Descriptions......................................... 7 • Meet the Port Companies............................................ 8

Featuring: Cargill, Carmeuse, Federal Marine Terminals Frick Services, NLMK Indiana, Ratner Steel

• Shipping Maps..............................................................11

CONNECTS TO TWO “MARINE HIGHWAYS” THAT CARRY

33 MILLION TRUCKLOADS OF CARGO PER YEAR

RANKS

6TH

IN DOMESTIC WATERBORNE SHIPPING

PORT REPORTS: • Mount Vernon: Ohio River carries big benefits ..........................12 • Jeffersonville: A link in production of Kentucky bourbon..............13

Great Lakes/ St. Lawrence Seaway Inland Waterways System (Ohio-Mississsipi Rivers)

RANKS

TH 13 IN TOTAL WATERBORNE SHIPPING

From the Board Room: Capital program to surpass $48M................14 Ports of Indiana Directory.................................................15

MEET THE TEAM: PORT OF INDIANA-BURNS HARBOR Rick Heimann, Port Director

Role: Leads business development efforts and directs day-to-day operations for the port. Joined: January 2013 Background: Over 35 years experience in management of transportation, supply chain planning/execution and procurement, including previous positions with ArcelorMittal USA, AK Steel and The Ohio River Co. (now Ingram Barge Co.).

Nick Szymarek, Operations Manager

Role: Manages all maintenance activities and day-to-day operations of port facilities. Joined: June 2012 Background: Previously worked for Nexeo Solutions, a distributor of chemical and plastic products, in Willow Springs, Ill. Received associate’s degree from Holy Cross College, bachelor’s from the University of Indianapolis and MBA from Butler University.

John Hughes, Engineering Director

Role: Directs engineering department and oversees the design, planning and construction of capital projects at all three ports. Joined: March 1976 Background: Over 35 years experience as an engineer for the Ports of Indiana. Graduated from Purdue University with a degree in civil engineering and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Indiana.

Ed Hamilton, Engineer

Role: Prepares construction plans and provides technical assistance for capital development and infrastructure projects at all three ports. Joined: April 2012 Background: Worked as a civil engineer for over 10 years with extensive experience in design and permitting of commercial, institutional and industrial construction, previously with Mackie Consultants. Graduated from Purdue University with a degree in civil engineering.

Ports of Indiana 150 W. Market St., Ste. 100 Indianapolis, Ind. 46204 317-232-9200

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Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor 6625 S. Boundary Drive Portage, Ind. 46368 219-787-8636

Warren Fasone, Security Manager

Role: Manages security and safety operations at all port locations.

Joined: November 1996 Background: Retired from the Chicago Police Dept. after 32 years. Completed training with the U.S. Presidential Secret Service Unit and Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command. Received Associate degree from Loop City College, bachelor’s and master’s from Chicago State University.

Angela McMullan, Administrative Assistant Role: Provides accounting and administrative support for port operations.

Joined: September 2006 Background: Previously spent five years working

in new accounts at Centier Bank. Graduated from Purdue University with a degree in organizational leadership and supervision.

George Brown, Maintenance Leadman

Role: Performs grounds, building and infrastructure maintenance for port facilities.

Joined: April 1998 Background: A Michigan City native, previously worked as a maintenance supervisor at a 500-acre apartment complex.

Gary Gloyd, Maintenance Technician

Role: Performs grounds, building and infrastructure maintenance for port facilities. Joined: September 2011 Background: A Portage native and graduate of Portage High School, previously worked as a driver and maintenance tech for Culligan Water in Kouts, Ind.

Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville 1402 Port Road Jeffersonville, Ind. 47130 812-283-9662

Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon 2751 Bluff Road Mount Vernon, Ind. 47620 812-838-4382


Photo Courtesy the City of Portage.

PORTAGE

Community Profile

CHICAGO METRO*

PORTAGE, INDIANA

9,554,598

INDIANA

6,596,855 PORTER COUNTY

167,076

Northwest Indiana

PORTAGE

• Chicago IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Area • North America’s top steel-producing area

36,760 POPULATION 2013 ESTIMATE

City of Portage

HOMEOWNERSHIP RATE (2009-2013) INDIANA

• Located in Porter County on Lake Michigan • Elevation 636 ft.; Central Time Zone

70.0%

CHICAGO

PORTER COUNTY

45.3%

PORTAGE

77.4%

72.7%

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME (2009-2013) INDIANA

CHICAGO

$48,248 $47,270

Portage History

PORTER COUNTY

$62,794

PORTAGE

$53,969

LABOR FORCE (EMPLOYED, 2014)

• Once home to Wea and Potawatomi Native American tribes • As settlers moved to the area, the land that makes up Portage was originally home to three towns, McCool, Crisman and Garyton • Portage was founded in 1835 as a township, became a town in 1959 and a city in 1968 • World War II kicked off an industrial boom, resulting in the opening of steel plants in Portage—National Steel, Bethlehem Steel—triggering an influx of residents

CHICAGO METRO*

4,558,616

INDIANA

3,035,581

PORTER COUNTY

78,511

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE (25 yrs +)(2009-2013) INDIANA

87.2%

CHICAGO

81.1%

PORTER COUNTY

91.4%

PORTAGE

88.2%

BACHELOR'S DEGREE (25 yrs +)(2009-2013) INDIANA

23.2%

CHICAGO

34.2%

PORTER COUNTY

25.4%

PORTAGE

15.0%

MEAN TRAVEL TIME TO WORK (MINUTES) INDIANA

CHICAGO

PORTER COUNTY

PORTAGE

23.2

26.8

Sources: US Census Bureau State & County Quick Facts and stats.indiana.edu

INDIANA: A TOP STATE FOR BUSINESS Did you know Indiana is... • One of the most business-friendly states in America • Ranked 1st in the Midwest and 6th in the nation in Chief Executive magazine’s annual “Best & Worst States” survey (May 2015) • Ranked 1st in the Midwest and 7th in the nation as the best place to do business in the Pollina Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business States study (July 2014) • Ranked 1st in the Midwest and 8th nationally in the Tax Foundation’s 2015 Business Tax Climate Index (Oct. 2014) • One of only 11 states to earn the top bond rating from all three major credit rating agencies (S&P, Fitch, Moody’s)

33.3

26.4

*Chicago Metro includes areas of Ill., Wis. and Ind.

PORTER COUNTY, INDIANA People & Income (By Residence)

Job Types in Porter County

Unemployment Rate

Manufacturing Avg. wage

12.8% $99,407

Retail Trade Avg. wage

11.6% $26,235

Poverty Rate

11.7%

Personal Income Industry

7.4%

$48,002 (By Place of Work)

Covered Employment* Avg. annual wage per job

57,194 $48,261

Healthcare, Social Services 11.3% Avg. wage $51,500 Government Avg. wage

9.6% $49,113

*Employees who fall under coverage of state and federal unemployment insurance programs.

In Memoriam I John ”Jack” Gray

T

he Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor lost a dear member of its port family this year when John “Jack” Gray, owner of Jack Gray Transport Inc., passed away on March 15. Mr. Gray took over the family trucking business in 1951, eventually moving the company from Hammond to Gary, Ind. Over the years he diversified the company, adding a sand and gravel company, Old Dutch Sand, and a stevedoring company. Lakes and Rivers Transfer, the stevedoring company he founded, is a longtime port tenant. “Jack was a staple at our port for decades,” said Rich Cooper, CEO of the Ports of Indiana. “His name is synonymous with the success and growth of the port over the years, and he will be greatly missed. We were deeply saddened by the news of his death and offer our deepest condolences to his family.”

LOCAL ECONOMIC IMPACT

What does the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor mean to the state economy?

$4.3 BILLION TOTAL VALUE

$3.3 BILLION BUSINESS

$184.8 $605.5 MILLION MILLION TOTAL STATE & LOCAL

$1.9 BILLION TOTAL

32,587

TOTAL JOBS

LOCAL TAXES

OF ECONOMIC IMPACT

PURCHASES

SERVICE REVENUE

PERSONAL INCOME

Source: Ports of Indiana Economic Impact Study prepared by Martin Associates - May 2012

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PORT OF INDIANA-BURNS HARBOR

16 CONNECTIONS, 1 PORT IN THE ‘HEARTLAND OF AMERICA’ Strategic location gives port enviable freight transportation options

M

odern technology has unleashed the power to connect people all over the world. Easy online access and the popularity of personal electronic devices allows connectivity 24/7. To a business, however, connectivity means access to diverse and reliable transportation resources. A highly developed supply chain infrastructure that includes interstate highways, a large railroad network and waterway access is critical for companies to trade goods at low cost. For ‘America’s Heartland,’ the Port of IndianaBurns Harbor provides unparalleled freight transportation options that include three waterborne shipping choices, plus access to five interstates and eight railroads. “A key to the port’s success is a strategic location that allows global shipping connections via the Atlantic Ocean as well as the Gulf of Mexico at the midpoint of North America,” said Port Director Rick Heimann. “In addition, the port provides access to land transportation with easy connections to all major railroads and numerous highways making it ideally situated for moving cargo in and out of the heartland.”

GLOBAL ACCESS

Located in northwest Indiana on the southern tip of Lake Michigan, this international port offers 17 berths that can accommodate ocean-going vessels as well as all vessels traversing the Great Lakes and inland rivers. The port’s Great Lakes location connects the Midwest to the world via the St. Lawrence Seaway to the Atlantic Ocean and to the Gulf of Mexico by way of the Inland Waterways System. Designed to provide efficient transloading of cargo between water, rail and road, the port can provide a competitive advantage to companies that move cargo by water. It is also close enough to Chicago, America’s third largest city, to take advantage of major highway and railroad connections. North/south interstates I-65 and I-57 and east/west I-80, I-90 and I-94 are close-by and the 4

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Norfolk Southern and Indiana Harbor Belt railroads serve the port providing access to all Class I railroads. Situated in the largest steel-producing region in North America, the port is home to 30 businesses, half of which are steel-related companies, including ArcelorMittal, Ratner Steel and Indiana Pickling/Processing. Steel coils, billets, wire and rods are handled by the port in addition to raw materials and byproducts that are involved in the steel-making process. While the port handles large amounts of steel, it also handles grain, minerals, dry/liquid fertilizer, salt, limestone and, because of its unique location and multimodal capabilities, it serves as a hub for large dimensional cargo moving across the world or across the country. Port companies ship cargo to and from 15 countries and 47 states. The port recently handled a series of 20,000-gallon beer fermentation tanks from Europe for breweries in Illinois and Michigan. An 885,000-pound barge shipment containing a fuel processing unit enroute from Oklahoma to Ohio utilized the port’s specialized Ro-Ro dock, used to roll-on and roll-off cargo that is too large or cumbersome for cranes.


UNPARALLELED

BURNS HARBOR

CONNECTIVITY 3 Maritime networks: ocean vessels, Great Lakes ships, river barges

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Nearby interstates: I-57, I-65, I-80, I-90, I-94

8 Rail carriers: access to all Class I railroads via Norfolk Southern and Indiana Harbor Belt

To keep cargo flowing in and out of the port, seven cranes (with 185-tons capacity) are available. In addition, the facility has 125,000 tons of liquid storage capacity, 90,000 sq. ft. of covered storage for bulk cargo, 330,000 sq. ft. general cargo storage in 4 sheds and 55 acres of paved lay-down storage space. Climatecontrolled storage is also available.

ROOM TO GROW

This well-connected port has room to grow with industrial sites available for companies that are looking for access to multiple modes of transportation. Zoned heavy industrial, currently there are 115 acres available for development with the largest parcel being a 57-acre site that includes 1,000 ft. of dock and water frontage. In addition, the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor is designated a ForeignTrade Zone (FTZ #152), providing incentives for international shippers. The port recently reported its best year ever in 2014, handling more shipments than any year since it opened in 1970. Total tonnage was up nearly 30 percent over 2013. For more information about the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor, visit www.portsofindiana.com.

PORT OF INDIANA-BURNS HARBOR BY THE NUMBERS • 18 miles from Chicago, 3rd largest city in U.S. • Handling 100+ ships; 500+ barges; 13,500+ railcars; 350,000 trucks per year • 17 berths, 9,000 ft. of piers, full St. Lawrence Seaway navigation depth • 115 acres of industrial sites available for development • 1 day’s drive from 70% of U.S. Market • Foreign Trade Zone #152

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POR TOF INDIANA - BURNS PORT OF INDIANA-BURNS HARBOR HARBOR 6625 S. Boundary Drive • Portage, IN 46368 • (219) 787.8636 • www.portsofindiana.com 6625 S. Boundary Drive • Portage, IN 46368 • (219) 787.8636 • www. portsofindiana.com

Roadway

U.S. Steel

Railway

W. BOUNDARY DR. S. BOU

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NLMK Indiana

17

West Harbor Arm

15

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NIPSCO Power Station

Lake Michigan

57 acres

Frick Services

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14 SUN DR.

1 acre

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16 acres

Levy Co.

RD.

NLMK Indiana

Shed No. 1

Phoenix Services

Indiana Pickling & Processing

Feralloy Processing

re 2 acres

Feralloy Midwest Portage

Steel Warehouse

E. BOUNDARY DR.

Frick Services

acres

Central Coil Processing Frick Tanco Services Terminals

2 acres

5 acres

Dry Bulk Shed

D

Aqua-Land Communications C

Cargill 6

NIPSCO

3 acres

E

STEEL DR.

Carmeuse Lime & Stone

B

3 acres

1 ac

Precision Strip

Federal Marine Terminals

Metro NIPSCO FTZ International #152 Trade Services NIPSCO 3

SEAWAY DR.

Leeco Steel

F

Shed No. 3

JOE PEREZ DR.

DR.

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Mid-Continent Coal & Coke

Shed No. 2

4 acres

NDARY

Phoenix Services

Ratner Steel Supply Co.

ADS Logistics WATERWAY DR.

re 5 ac

S. BOU

Scrap Metal Services

E. LOOP RD.

9

10

SALMON DR.

GEORGE NELSON DR.

ac 3 re s

11

SHIP DR.

3 acre s

Calumite Co.

12

Federal Marine Terminals

COMPASS DR.

W. LO

Tube City IMS

NAUTICAL DR.

s 6 acre

P.I. & I. Motor Express Franciscan Working Well Port Office NLMK Indiana

13

Lakes & Rivers Transfer 4a

The Great Lakes Towing Co. Fishing Pier

2

2 acres

3

4

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1

East Harbor Arm

NorfolkSouthern Rail Yard ArcelorMittal

FEDERAL MARINE TERMINALS CELEBRATES 50 YEARS FMT has been loading and unloading ships and barges as the stevedore for the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor since 1999. A subsidiary of Montreal-based Fednav Limited, Canada’s largest ocean-going dry bulk shipper, FMT was incorporated in Chicago in 1965. Today, FMT has facilities at 12 ports on the Great Lakes, East Coast and Gulf of Mexico. With a focus on efficiency and safety, FMT employs the latest in proprietary software to track cargo and its well-trained, safety-oriented labor force uses specialized equipment and modern facilities to ensure quality stevedoring services for all types of customer cargoes. “We wish FMT heart-felt congratulations on its 50th anniversary, certainly a milestone achievement for any business,” said Ports of Indiana CEO Rich Cooper. “FMT has always been an exemplar for service to our port customers and we look forward to helping it celebrate many more anniversaries.”

REAL ESTATE SPOTLIGHT 57-ACRE SITE WITH DOCK AVAILABLE FOR LEASE

•  1,000 feet of dockwall; beach frontage •  Easy access to 5 interstates •  Rail access to all Class I railroads •  Overweight loads permitted on port roads • Utilities on site • Zoned heavy industrial • Foreign-Trade Zone #152 Contact Port Director Rick Heimann: 219-787-8636

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PORT OF INDIANA-BURNS HARBOR CONNECTIN G GLOBAL MAR K ET S T O T H E S T E E L C A P I TA L O F N O R T H A ME R I C A

Service Providers

Products/Services

Aqua-Land Communications

Cell Tower Access

Federal Marine Terminals

Stevedoring

Franciscan Working Well

Medical Clinic

International Longshoremen’s Assoc.

Local 1969

Website

Description

Cell tower with multi-service provider capability fmtcargo.com workingwellsite.org

Stevedoring of bulk, breakbulk, steel, containers, forest products Onsite occupational healthcare facility

ilaunion.org

Largest union of maritime workers in North America

local150.org

Labor union representing more than 23,000 operating engineers in Indiana, Illinois and Iowa Rail service to 24 seaports, 10 river ports, 9 Great Lake ports in eastern U.S.

Lakes and Rivers Transfer

Stevedoring

International Union of Operating Engineers

Local 150

Norfolk Southern Railroad

Class I Railroad

nscorp.com

The Great Lakes Towing Co.

Harbor Towing

thegreatlakesgroup.com

ADS Logistics - Roll & Hold Division

Steel Logistics

adslogistics.com

Transportation, warehousing, inventory management

ArcelorMittal - Burns Harbor

Steel Mill

arcelormittal.com

Flat-rolled and plate steel producer

Central Coil Processing

Steel Processing

centralsteel.com

Steel coil, sheet, plate producer capable of 3/4” thick and 96” wide

Feralloy Midwest Portage

Steel Processing

feralloy.com

Heavy-gauge carbon steel sheet, plate, and coil supplier/processor

Feralloy Processing

Steel Processing

feralloy.com

Combination line has 3/4" by 87" two high temper mill in-line with 3/4" by 87" cut-to-length line.

Indiana Pickling & Processing

Steel Pickling

feralloy.com

Pickler serving gauge ranges of .050” to .500” thick up to 72” wide

Leeco Steel

Steel Service Center

leecosteel.com

Levy Co.

Aggregate Processing

edwclevy.com

Processing of slag aggregates

NLMK Indiana

Steel Producer

us.nlmk.com

Hot-rolled pickled, oiled, coiled plate, carbon/alloy specialty products

Phoenix Services

Steel Slag Processing

phxslag.com

Slag processing and distribution facility

Precision Strip

Coil Processing

precision-strip.com

Ratner Steel Supply Co.

Steel Processing

ratnersteel.com

Scrap Metal Services

Scrap bailing

Steel Warehouse

Steel Processing

Stevedoring and trucking of bulk materials

Tugboat, towing, barge services

Steel Production, Processing, Distribution

scrapmetalservices.com steelwarehouse.com

Carbon, High Strength Low Alloy (HSLA) and alloy steel supplier

Steel coil processing Hot/cold roll steel processor for sheet, pickle, oiled plates, galvanized and floor plates Scrap bailing operation for ferrous and non-ferrous metals Light-gauge carbon steel processing for use in stampers, fabricators

Tube City IMS - Division by NLMK Indiana

Steel Services

tubecityims.com

Steel services including scrap optimization and slag aggregates

U.S. Steel Corp., Gary Works-Midwest Plant

Finishing Mill

ussteel.com

Tin mill products, hot-dip galvanized, cold-rolled steel producer

Calumite Co.

Calumite

calumite.com

Calumite processing for use in soda-lime-silica glass production

Cargill

Agriculture Products

Carmeuse Lime & Stone

Limestone

Frick Services

Dry/Liquid Bulk Storage

Metro International Trade Services

Steel Storage

Mid-Continent Coal & Coke

Carbon Materials Supplier

P.I. & I. Motor Express

Flatbed Trucking

Tanco Terminals

Liquid Storage

Processing, Distribution, Storage

cargill.com carmeuse.com frickservices.com metroftz.com midcontinentcoke.com piimx.com wolflakeinc.com

Grain elevator Limestone processing, quicklime production for steel industry use Dry and liquid bulk storage and distribution terminals Non-ferrous metals holding facility; London Metal Exchange certification Coal and coke processing and distribution for steel, alloy and chemical industries Family-owned flatbed carrier with over 900 tractors, established in 1951 Stevedoring, storage and handling for liquid products

Development Partners Indiana Economic Development Corp.

Statewide Economic Development   

iedc.in.gov

State’s lead economic development agency

Northern Indiana Public Service Co. (NIPSCO)

Utility Provider

nipsco.com

Gas and electric company and Northern Indiana economic development partner

Northwest Indiana Forum

Regional Economic Development  

nwiforum.org

Privately-funded regional economic development corporation for Northwest Indiana

Portage Economic Development Corp.

City Economic Development

portagein.org

Economic development agency for the greater Portage area

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MEET THE PORT COMPANIES

6640 Ship Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-9461 www.cargillag.com

Opened: 1981

Leadership: Ryan McCoy, Plant Manager

Products/Services: Grain storage and shipping

 Description: The facility connects producers and users of grain. Yellow corn, soybeans and wheat from local farmers can be stored and/or shipped to domestic and global markets. With storage capacity of 7.2 million bushels and a state-of-the-art RYAN MCCOY conveyor with 90,000 bushels per hour of load-out capacity, Plant Manger customers have the option to have grain shipped via truck, rail, barge or ship.

Location Advantages: Lake Michigan provides access to ocean-going vessels and barges arrive via the Inland Waterways System. Close proximity to Chicago assures customers additional shipping options by rail or road.

CARGILL

165 Steel Road Portage, IN 46368 219-787-9190 www.carmeuse.com

CARMEUSE 8

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Opened: 1992

Leadership: Ron Vessell, Site Operations Manager;

Products/Services: Limestone crushing/processing

Description: Supplies processed limestone for flue gas desulfurization, a technology used to remove sulfur dioxide from exhaust flue gases of power plants. Also grinds course limestone for roof shingle manufacturing for commercial and home construction.

RON VESSELL Site Operations Manager

Ray LeClair, Area Operations Manager

Location Advantages: Port provides prime location to receive limestone via water from quarries in northern Michigan. Northwest Indiana’s industrial area means close proximity to customers and strong contractor base when plant improvements are needed.


MEET THE PORT COMPANIES

Opened: Operations began in 1965 in Chicago; located at port in 1999 Leadership: Brian LaRue, General Manager of Operations;

Michel Tosini, Executive Vice President

 Products/Services: Stevedoring for break-bulk, project and 415 Salmon Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-1017 www.fmtcargo.com

FEDERAL MARINE TERMINALS

general cargoes

 Description: Specialized and efficient equipment as well as

proprietary software for cargo and terminal management allows simultaneous loading or unloading of four ships or four barges. General Manager Equipment includes two Manitowoc 2250 and two Manitowoc 4100 cranes. Heavy-lift capacity is 185 tons with two cranes in tandem. of Operations In addition, more than 35 forklifts are available with lift capacities ranging from three to 50 tons.

BRIAN LA RUE

Location Advantages: Being 18 miles southeast of Chicago on Lake Michigan allows FMT-Burns Harbor to receive ships that transit through the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway as well as river barges that travel on the Illinois and Calumet Rivers. FMT is equipped and staffed to handle a wide variety of breakbulk and project cargoes. As a multimodal facility servicing ocean, barge, rail and truck, being able to link these modes of transportation in the heart of the Midwest allows customers to be more efficient in the mobility of cargo.

800 Sun Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-9475 www.frickservices.com

Opened: 1979  Leadership: Dan Frick, President; Jeff Harper, Operations Manager  Products/Services: Storage and handling of dry and liquid commodities

DAN FRICK President

Description: Facility receives bulk commodities, including sugar, salt and fertilizer, by truck, rail, barge and ship. Liquid storage capacity is 18 million gallons with 150,000 tons of dry storage volume. Commodities can be stored or transloaded from the dock or rail to truck for immediate shipment.

Location Advantages: Access to the Great Lakes and inland waterways allows

FRICK SERVICES

waterborne transportation from anywhere in the world. Connections to all Class I railroads and close proximity to Interstate 94 gives customers additional transportation flexibility.

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MEET THE PORT COMPANIES

Opened: 1992

•  Leadership: H.B. Kincaid, Director of Operations; Robert Miller, President •

6500 S. Boundry Dr. Portage, IN 46368 219-787-8200 www.us.nlmk.com

Products/Services: Flat-rolled steel

•  Description: With both an electric arc furnace and a hot strip rolling mill, scrap steel can be melted, cast into slabs and hot rolled to a customer’s thickness and width specifications. The facility produces over 300 varieties of steel for steel service centers, original equipment manufacturers and pipe and H.B. KINCAID tube producers Director of Operations Location Advantages: The port provides great logistical flexibility in the transportation of raw materials into the facility and finished products out of the facility. Multimodal transportation modes include lake shipping, rail and truck.

NLMK INDIANA

655 George Nelson Dr. Portage, IN 46368 219-787-6700 www.ratnersteel.com

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Opened: 1986 in Minnesota (port operation opened in 2013)

L eadership: Mark Ratner, President; Steve Hale, Indiana Plant Manager

Products/Services: Steel flat rolled service center

 escription: With a state-of-the-art Red Bud stretch leveler, the D plant can deliver steel plates 5/8” thick and 72” wide. The stretcher leveler also has in-line cutting capabilities. With 30,000 tons of steel from commercial quality through grade 80 in inventory, the company can be responsive to customer needs. Toll processing services are also available for full coil customer-owned leveling.

STEVE HALE Indiana Plant Manager

 L ocation Advantages: Proximity to major Midwest steel mills reduces freight costs. Access to cost-effective waterborne shipping ensures specialized steel from all over the world. Port’s heartland location allows products to be sold to many end-users over a large geographic area.


SHIPPING MAPS: PORT OF INDIANA-BURNS HARBOR

WHERE IN THE WORLD DOES THE PORT SHIP CARGO? The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor provides multimodal connections for companies across the nation and around the globe. The port provides customers with access to the St. Lawrence Seaway, Inland Waterways System and Gulf of Mexico, as well as to all Class I railroads and major highways. SWEDEN POLAND GERMANY UNITED KINGDOM NETHERLANDS BELGIUM

CANADA UNITED STATES

SPAIN PORTUGAL

RUSSIA

CHINA SOUTH KOREA

MEXICO

BRAZIL

15 COUNTRIES • Port companies ship cargo to/from 15 countries. • The Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway System connects ocean-going ship traffic to Indiana.

47 STATES* • Port companies ship cargo to/from 47 states. • The Ohio-Mississippi river system provides 12-month barge service to 20+ states, Lake Michigan and the Gulf of Mexico. • Annual Port Traffic: - 500+ barges - 100+ ships - 13,500+ railcars - 350,000+ trucks

BURNS HARBOR

*Currently shipping to/from all states except Hawaii, Utah and Vermont.

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PORT OF INDIANA-MOUNT VERNON • Located in Southwest Indiana, 15 miles west of Evansville, Ind. • 1,200 acres with 600 acres available for development, including one 504-acre megasite • Handles river barges via the Inland Waterways System • 153 river miles from the Ohio-Mississippi river confluence • Home to 13 companies • Year-round barge access to 20+ states and Gulf of Mexico • Connections to multiple Class I railroads • Major cargoes: grain, grain products, coal, ethanol, fertilizer, limestone, cement, minerals, steel • Foreign-Trade Zone #177

Ohio River carries big benefits for many industries Commodities frequently moved at the MOUNT VERNON, Ind. – The Port of IndianaMount Vernon handled 2,500 barges carrying PORT REPORT: MOUNT VERNON Mount Vernon port include coal, grain, soy products, ethanol, dried distillers grain, fertilizer, a variety of commodities in 2014. Of the 4.85 cement, steel, talc, limestone, magnetite, salt and million total tons the port moved last year, four Phil Wilzbacher project cargo. million were shipped by barge. Yet despite these Port Director “The Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon serves numbers, some businesses have not considered a large geographic region,” Wilzbacher continued. the benefits barge transportation can offer. Contact Info: “Many businesses, some as far as 120 miles away, The inland waterways provide a number (812) 833-2166 already use the port. With access to the Ohio of logistical advantages for both domestic pwilzbacher@portsofindiana.com River and all major barge lines, rail connections to and global freight movement. Typically, water multiple Class I railroads and dozens of trucking is the most efficient, cost-effective and ecocompanies with great access to interstates and friendly way to move cargo. A single towboat major highways, the port can offer transportation alternatives that some on the Ohio River with a 15-barge tow can move the same amount of industries may have not considered before.” cargo as 1,050 semi trucks or 239 rail cars in a more fuel efficient and Other businesses that could benefit from the port’s multimodal environmental-friendly manner. connections include steel producers and processors, heavy manufacturers “It might not be a well-known fact, but the entire southern boundary and energy-related companies. of the state of Indiana is 357 miles on the Ohio River, over one-third of “The port has significant capacity for future growth,” said the entire length of the river,” said Phil Wilzbacher, port director at the Wilzbacher. “This facility could handle double the volume of barges, rail Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon. “This certainly contributes to Indiana’s cars and trucks without significant investments, and has more than 600 ranking of sixth in the nation for domestic waterborne shipments and acres of land available for development.” 13th for the combined foreign and domestic volume. That is surprising for many people considering our location in the heart of the Midwest.”

Mount Vernon Port Companies that Use Ohio River PORT COMPANY

CARGO/PRODUCTS

USE

Agrium

Fertilizer

Crop production

CEMEX/Kosmos Cement

Cement

Construction, road projects

CIMBAR Performance Minerals

Minerals

Health/beauty products, industrial uses

Consolidated Grain and Barge (CGB)

Grain & Grain Products

Food, animal feed, industrial uses

Consolidated Terminals and Logistics (CTLC)

Steel, Ethanol, DDGs

Automotive, appliances, fuel, feed

Crop Production Services

Fertilizer

Crop production

Mount Vernon Barge Service

Bulk Products

Agricultural and industrial uses

Mount Vernon Transfer Terminal

Coal

Electricity generation

Valero Renewables

Ethanol/Dried Distillers Grain

Fuel/livestock feed

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PORT OF INDIANA-JEFFERSONVILLE • Located across the Ohio River from Louisville, Ky. • Home to 28 business and service providers • 12 steel-related companies on “Steel Campus” offer synergies for auto and appliance industries • Year-round barge access to 20+ states and the Gulf of Mexico • 1,057 acres of land, 315 acres available for development • Major cargoes: corn, fertilizer, salt, wire rod, soybeans, steel, liquid asphalt, pig iron, heavy-lift cargo • Foreign-Trade Zone #170

Port provides important link in production of Kentucky bourbon JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. – When people think about Kentucky bourbon, they may think of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, the tour organized in 1999 by the Kentucky Distiller’s Association that offers a closer look at the “art and science” of making bourbon as well as its history dating back to the 1700s. What folks may not know is that the ‘supply-chain trail’ for this remarkable industry runs through Indiana. From its facility at the Port of IndianaJeffersonville, Consolidated Grain and Barge

(CGB) is a port of entry for rye, a key ingredient in the production of bourbon. Rye comes to Indiana from as far away as Germany and Canada. It’s then transported to Louisville and ultimately to the great Scott Stewart bourbon brands of Kentucky. That shipping process Port Director links three CGB-related businesses. CGB Grain manages the order, Consolidated Terminals and Contact Info: Logistics Co. handles the transportation to Indiana (812) 283-9662 by barge and rail, and MG Rail provides short-line sstewart@portsofindiana.com rail service in delivering the rye to its final destination. “Given the history of early Kentucky bourbon shipments on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to New Orleans, it’s refreshing to see that ports and rivers remain in the supply chain of this exceptional business after so many years,” said Port Director Scott Stewart. There may be an opportunity for the port to play an even larger role in the production of America’s native spirit. A recent CNBC News report indicated bourbon production has increased 150 percent over the past 15 years. The number of distilleries in Kentucky alone has jumped more than 200 percent since 2012, and according to the Kentucky Distillers Association, 19 more distilleries are coming to the state next year. The transportation connections between Kentucky and Indiana will also be greatly improving in the near future as the $2.6 billion Ohio River Bridges Project constructs two new bridges linking both states. The new Downtown Crossing will open in early 2016 to accommodate the closing and rehabilitation of the current I-65 bridge. The new East End Bridge and the updated I-65 bridge are both scheduled to open at the end of 2016. While the port has an important supply-chain connection to Kentucky bourbon, local Jeffersonville residents may recall another connection. For many years, numerous warehouses (called rackhouses in bourbon lingo) stored barrels of aging Kentucky bourbon on a portion of property that today is part of the Port of Three Consolidated Grain and Barge-related companies help get rye Indiana-Jeffersonville.

PORT REPORT: JEFFERSONVILLE

from the Ohio River to Louisville for use in Kentucky bourbon production.

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FROM THE BOARD ROOM The Ports of Indiana Commission is a seven member, bipartisan board of directors for the Ports of Indiana which is appointed by the governor and meets six times per year to approve major projects.

Ken Kaczmarek Chairman

Greg Gibson Vice Chairman

Marvin Ferguson

Ramon Arredondo

Phil McCauley

Christine Keck

Jay Potesta Secretary/Treasurer

Port’s 7-year capital program to surpass $48 million in 2015 New investments approved for Burns Harbor include barge fleeting area, rail, utilities The Ports of Indiana Commission approved $6.4 million in investments at Indiana’s three ports for 2015, including $2.3 million for infrastructure improvements at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor. New Burns Harbor projects include the development of a barge fleeting area to give additional flexibility for Rich Cooper deliveries from inland river barges CEO, Ports of Indiana as well as dock wall upgrades and utility and rail enhancements. “Maintaining a world-class port system is job one for the Ports of Indiana,” said Ports of Indiana CEO Rich Cooper. “We know that investing in infrastructure is crucial to the ports’ continued growth and success. These investments help ensure our port customers have the multimodal connections they need to continue their growth.” With the completion of the 2015 investments, the Ports of Indiana will have invested $48 million at its three ports since 2009. Recent major projects included dock wall reconstruction, a new road and modernization of a sanitary sewer at Burns Harbor. Projects at the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon included land acquisition and mooring structure rehabilitation as well as replacement of rail track, two rail culverts and waterfront and drainage projects. The Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville completed multiple rail rehabilitation projects, made road improvements, dredged the river around the docks and acquired additional property.

The mission of the Ports of Indiana is to develop and maintain a world-class port system that operates as an agile, strategically-driven, self-funded enterprise dedicated to growing Indiana’s economy. Additional capital projects will be reviewed and awarded at future Ports of Indiana Commission meetings. For information, visit www.portsofindiana.com.

Evansville Western Railway delivers a train-load of coal at Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon. Since 2010, the port has invested over $1,900,000 in rail infrastructure.

The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor has invested nearly $11,000,000 on dock replacement and repairs since 2009 and will make additional dock improvements in 2015.

PORTS OF INDIANA CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS $ 15 Million

$ 10 Million

$ 5 Million

$2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Summary of Recent Projects and Investments Burns Harbor, $19.9 million

Mount Vernon, $14.4 million

Jeffersonville, $7.6 million

Replaced dock wall; increased wharf capacity; replaced rail track and upgraded railroad switches; modernized sewer system; updated fire hydrants

Replaced and improved piers and mooring infrastructure; made road improvements at port exit; upgraded rail track to support growing rail volume; acquired land for development

Added new rail track to support continued growth in rail traffic; improved roads to support heavyhaul trucks; replaced barge mooring cell

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BURNS HARBOR

Ports of Indiana-Central Office 150 W. Market St., Ste 100 Indianapolis, IN 46204 (317) 232-9200 | fax (317) 232-0137 info@portsofindiana.com www.portsofindiana.com

DIRECTORY JEFFERSONVILLE

Below are companies and service providers with operations related to Indiana’s ports

MOUNT VERNON

PORT OF INDIANA-BURNS HARBOR

PORT OF INDIANA-MOUNT VERNON

PORT OF INDIANA-JEFFERSONVILLE

6625 S. Boundary Drive, Portage, IN 46368

2751 Bluff Road, Mount Vernon, IN 47620

1402 Port Road, Jeffersonville, IN 47130

219-787-8636

812-838-4382

812-283-9662

Service Providers

Service Providers

Service Providers

Aqua-Land Communications Inc. 219-762-1541

Communications provider

Federal Marine Terminals Inc. 219-787-1017 Stevedoring

Franciscan Working Well 219-787-8662

Occupational healthcare facility 

Great Lakes Towing Co. 216-621-4854

Tugboat, towing, barge services 

International Longshoremen’s Association Local 1969 219-764-9715 Maritime union

International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 708-482-8800 Heavy equipment union

Lakes and Rivers Transfer 219-787-9280 Bulk stevedoring, trucking 

Norfolk Southern Railroad 219-787-8001 Class I railroad

Steel Production, Processing, Distribution ADS Logistics Roll & Hold Division 219-787-5015

Transportation, warehousing, inventory management

ArcelorMittal 219-787-2120 Steel mill 

Central Coil Processing 219-787-5000 Steel processing 

Feralloy Midwest Portage 219-787-9698 Steel processing 

Feralloy Processing Co. 219-787-8773 Steel processing 

NLMK Indiana 219-787-8200

Hot-rolled steel processing 

Phoenix Services 219-787-0010

Aggregate producer/steel mill services 

Precision Strip Inc. 219-787-1602 Steel coil processing 

Ratner Steel Supply 219-787-6700 Steel producer 

Scrap Metal Services LLC 219-787-1020 Scrap bailing operation

Steel Warehouse Portage Indiana Pickling & Processing 219-787-8887 Steel service center  219-787-8889 Steel pickling  Tube City IMS Division by NLMK Indiana Leeco Steel 219-787-0004 800-621-4366 Steel plate service center 

Steel services

Levy Co. 219-787-8666

United States Steel Corp. 219-762-3131

Aggregate processing

Finishing mill

Processing, Distribution, Storage Calumite Co. 219-787-5045

Calumite processing

Cargill Inc. 219-787-9461

Agriculture products handling 

Carmeuse Lime and Stone 219-787-9190 Limestone processing

Frick Services 219-787-9475

Dry/liquid bulk storage/ distribution

Metro International Trade Services LLC 219-787-8690

Metals distribution, storage

Mid-Continent Coal & Coke Co. 708-798-1110

Coal, coke, petroleum coke processor

P.I. & I. Motor Express 219-850-1274 Flat bed trucking 

Tanco Terminals Inc. 219-787-8159

Liquid storage, handling

Consolidated Terminals & Logistics Co. 812-833-3208 General cargo stevedoring, rail-to-barge bulk terminal

Evansville Western Railway 866-812-3897 Full-service railroad

TPG Mount Vernon Marine Mount Vernon Barge Service 812-838-4889 Towing, fleeting, barge cleaning/ repair, bulk stevedoring

Agricultural Products Agrium U.S. Inc. 812-838-9779

Fertilizer distribution

Consolidated Grain & Barge Co. Merchandising Division 812-838-6651 Grain terminal 

Consolidated Grain & Barge Co. Soybean Processing Division 812-833-3214 Soybean processing plant 

Crop Production Services 812-838-4533 Retail fertilizer distribution 

Tri-County Agronomics 812-838-1755 Liquid fertilizer, pesticide/ herbicide supplier 

Valero Renewables 812-833-3900 Ethanol production

Processing, Distribution, Storage CEMEX/Kosmos Cement 812-838-3465 Cement distribution 

CIMBAR Performance Minerals 812-838-5236 Minerals processing 

Mead Johnson Nutrition Kenco Logistic Services 812-833-3412 Distribution, warehousing

Mount Vernon Transfer Terminal 812-250-7909 Coal transloading to barge

CGB Marine – Louisville 812-288-0488

MG Rail 812-218-1337

Consolidated Terminals & Logistics Co. 812-283-9500

MVBS Jeffersonville 812-725-8295

Barge services

General cargo stevedoring, logistics

CSX 812-218-0845

Port rail switching service

Barge harbor & fleeting service

Norfolk Southern 757-823-5491 Class I railroad

Class I railroad

Green Lines Transportation 812-258-3515

Walsh Construction 888-672-1993

Transportation, common carrier 

Construction contractor/downtown bridge, Ohio River bridges project 

Kinder Morgan 812-282-4938

Walsh/Vinci 812-202-4077

Warehousing, stevedoring, logistics  Construction operations center/ east end bridge, Ohio River bridges Louisville & Indiana Railroad project

812-288-0940

Class III railroad

Steel Production, Processing, Distribution Cronimet 812-284-4448

Mill Steel 812-670-4020

Cylicron Engineered Cylinders 812-283-4600

OmniSource – Division of Steel Dynamics Inc. 812-280-2268

Delaco Kasle Processing, Indiana 812-280-8800

Roll Forming Corp. – A Voestalpine Co. 812-284-0650

Eagle Steel Products, Inc.

Steel Dynamics Inc. 812-218-1490

Stainless steel scrap processing 

Industrial cylinder mfg. 

Metals processing

812-282-4770 Steel processing, distribution

Metals USA

812-288-8906 Steel processing, distribution

Metals USA/ Ohio River Metal Services 812-288-8906 Steel processing, distribution

Steel processing, distribution

Scrap metal processing 

Steel roll-forming,structural tubes

Steel coils galvanizing 

Valmont Industries Inc. 812-284-5241 Steel galvanizing 

Voss Clark Industries 812-283-7700

Steel processing, distribution 

Processing, Distribution, Storage Airgas Specialty Products 812-283-6932

FedEx Home 812-288-2915

Arctic Minerals 812-283-6616

Idemitsu Lubricants America Corp. 812-284-3300

Chemical mfg., distribution

Mineral processing, distribution 

CGB Fertilizer 812-282-0471

Bulk fertilizer distribution 

Chemtrusion Inc. 812-280-2910

Automotive and industrial lubricants

Legacy Supply Chain Services 812-280-5850 Distribution, warehousing 

Plastic resin processing 

Consolidated Grain & Barge Co. 812-283-9500

Grain terminal, bulk stevedoring, logistics

FedEx Ground 812-218-0781

Parcel distribution 

Parcel distribution logistics 

Mytex Polymers Inc. 812-280-2900

Plastic resin distribution 

Revere Plastics 419-603-2483

Plastic injection molding 

Tanco Clark Maritime 812-280-7300 Liquid storage, handling

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