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A Ports of Indiana Publication · Fall 2012

New ships on the Seaway Fednav invests in “green” Great Lakes vessels Four shipping lines to launch 31 new vessels by 2016

INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Indiana Logistics Summit draws record crowd, pg. 8 Burns Harbor: P.I. & I. opens flatbed trucking facility, pg. 9 Mount Vernon: CIMBAR invests in ‘cutting edge’ mineral grinders, pg. 10 www.portsofindiana.com · Fall 2012


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TABLE OF CONTENTS FROM THE CEO ........................................................................................................ 4 Synergies provide a competitive advantage 150 W. Market St., Ste. 100, Indianapolis, IN 46204 317-232-9200 | www.portsofindiana.com

NEWS & NOTES ....................................................................................................... 5 Commission approves Jeffersonville leases, Burns Harbor improvements National science teacher association visits Jeffersonville port Ports of Indiana welcomes new public affairs & project manager FEATURE STORY .................................................................................................... 6-7 New ships on the Seaway Fednav invests in “green” Great Lakes vessels INDIANA LOGISTICS SUMMIT ................................................................................... 8 Innovators lead Indiana Logistics Summit Record attendance, logistics innovations highlight 10th annual event PORT REPORTS Burns Harbor: Flatbed trucking company opens facility at Port of Indiana ..................... 9 Mount Vernon: CIMBAR invests in ‘cutting edge’ mineral grinders .……....................... 10 Jeffersonville: New Ohio River Bridges…a long time coming ................…….................11

Ports of Indiana Mission Statement “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.”

Gov. Mitch Daniels speaks to a crowd of logistics professionals at a special reception held at the Governor’s Residence on Oct. 16 for the 10th annual Indiana Logistics Summit.

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FROM THE CEO

Synergies provide

a competitive advantage

Rich Cooper

Chief Executive Officer, Ports of Indiana

Steel Synergies at Burns Harbor

ADS Logistics • ArcelorMittal • U.S. Steel Central Coil Processing • Leeco Steel Feralloy Midwest Portage • NLMK Indiana Feralloy Processing • Phoenix Services Indiana Pickling & Processing • Levy Co. Metro International Trade Services Precision Strip • Ratner Steel • Tube City Scrap Metal Services • Steel Warehouse

Steel Synergies at Jeffersonville Cronimet • Kasle Metal Processing Metals USA • Nova Tube Indiana ORMS/Eagle Steel • OmniSource Roll Forming Corporation • VOSS Clark Steel Dynamics • Kloeckner Metals Valmont Coatings Gateway Galvanizing

Ag Synergies at Mount Vernon Agrium U.S. • Tri-County Agronomics Aventine Renewable Energy CGB – Merchandising Division CGB – Soybean Processing Division Crop Production Services

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If you ask any business strategist, what is one of the most important variables when deciding where to build or expand a facility, they will likely say “LOCATION.” Embedded in location is the notion that while the physical presence of a company is important for the production and processing of goods, it is the proximity to critical infrastructure, suppliers and customers that provides the supply chain synergies vital to a business’s economic competitiveness. These supply chain synergies are the cornerstone of our foundation for business development within our port communities. The synergies that exist between our ports and port partners provide them individually and collectively with a sustainable competitive advantage in today’s global marketplace. Nestled in the steel capital of the world, the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor is home to 19 steel-related companies that provide a wide range of complimentary services, including processing, transportation, storage, pickling and more. Being located adjacent to two large steel mills – ArcelorMittal and U.S. Steel – provides economies of scale that allow businesses to specialize in a wide variety of services while relying on the strengths and services of other businesses to complete the supply chain. An illustration of this competitive advantage is Ratner Steel’s recent decision to locate at the port close to its long-time supplier NLMK. As the steel products crisscross the port, there is undeniable value in being next to customers, suppliers and service providers for your industry, just ask the companies listed at the side of this page. When you throw in the added bonus of no weight limits on port roads, it further reduces costs and increases the value of the supply chain. On the southern end of our state, the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville sits within a corridor of automotive and appliance manufacturers, which is an attractive location for many steel processors. Steel coils arrive at the port on barges to be unloaded by Kinder Morgan or ORMS/Eagle Steel. It’s quite likely the coils’ next stop will be VOSS Clark where they will be pickled and cleaned. The coils may then be trucked back to Eagle Steel for slitting and forming before they make their next stop at Kasle Metal Processing to be stamped into an automotive chassis; or to Steel Dynamics where they can be galvanized or painted for use in building construction. Steel is often touched by three or more facilities within the port before it leaves en route to some final destination as a component of a vehicle, appliance or construction project. The Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon provides similar synergies for the agricultural industry. With grain, soybean, ethanol and fertilizer terminals connected by truck, rail and barge, the port serves a wide range of agriculturerelated businesses and farmers within 100 miles of Mount Vernon. Consolidated Grain & Barge is a formidable and vital link in the supply chain as a result of their ability to unload soybeans, process them into meal, hulls and oil, and distribute them to end users for livestock feed, consumer products or even cooking oils for McDonald’s. The economic competitiveness of CGB’s grain elevator at the port proved to be an exact match for ethanol producer, Aventine Renewable Energy, which opened a facility there in 2011. The large volume of grain required by Aventine presented a growth opportunity for CGB which went from handling 15 million bushels of grain per year to 40 million bushels when Aventine began operations. CGB’s subsidiary, Consolidated Terminals and Logistics Co. (CTLC) specializes in handling companies’ logistics needs from point of origin to point of destination. Indiana’s ports and the businesses that call the Ports of Indiana ‘home’ are supply-chain innovators that know how to leverage their value-added services and multimodal connections to insure they maintain a sustainable competitive advantage for themselves and their customers.


NEWS & NOTES

Commission approves Jeffersonville leases, Burns Harbor improvements The Ports of Indiana Commission approved $770,000 in infrastructure improvements at Burns Harbor and two new leases with current customers in Jeffersonville during its public meetings in August and October. The commission awarded a contract to Walsh & Kelly, Inc. for $726,630 for pavement resurfacing and rail improvements at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor. A previously-awarded contract with Tranco Industrial Services of Burns Harbor, Ind., was amended to add an additional $43,537 for replacement of rail track and additional work at the Burns Harbor port. Security system upgrades and video surveillance contracts for the Burns Harbor and Mount Vernon ports were approved by the commission. The upgrades at Burns Harbor include the replacement of the current cameras with a new wireless system. In Mount Vernon, the installation of a wireless surveillance video system will improve night visibility of activities along the riverfront.

Foertsch Construction Co. was approved to make mooring structure improvements at the Mount Vernon port. The improvements will include sheet piling, improved fendering systems and mooring rings. The lease with Consolidated Grain & Barge at the Jeffersonville port was amended to include an additional 2.5 acres of land and three buildings. The commission also approved a lease with Airgas Specialty Products relocating the facility within the Jeffersonville port from Port Road to Maritime Road in January 2013. The Ports of Indiana Commission meets six times per year in public meetings to approve leases and agreements, award construction bids, approve tariff amendments and address other matters related to Ports of Indiana operations. The next commission meeting is scheduled for Dec. 13, 2012, in Indianapolis. Agendas are posted prior to each meeting at www.portsofindiana.com.

National science teacher association visits Jeffersonville port JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. – The Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville recently hosted science teachers from around the Midwest for a behind-the-scenes look at Ohio River shipping. The tour was coordinated by RiverWorks Discovery as part of the National Science Teachers Association regional conference in Louisville on Oct. 18. With 60,000 members, the National Science Teachers Association is the largest organization in the world promoting science education. The regional conference drew hundreds of educators who teach kindergarten through college. RiverWorks Discovery is a national outreach effort of the National River Center & Hall of Fame that works to educate children on the impact of the inland rivers. The tour, titled “How the River Works for Us,” highlighted the area’s use of the Ohio River, which handles more cargo shipments on an annual basis than the Panama Canal. At the port, the tour started with a brief introduction to Indiana’s three-port system. The teachers then boarded a bus for a driving tour of the port’s facilities and docks, including Consolidated Grain & Barge and Kinder Morgan. Chuck Moore, president of Ohio River Metals Services, led the teachers on a walking tour of his facility, giving an up-close look at how one company uses the river. The tour also included stops at the McAlpine Locks and Dam and Mount Vernon Barge Service Jeffersonville, where the teachers climbed aboard a working towboat for a short ride on the river.

Chuck Moore, president of Ohio River Metals Services, leads teachers on a tour of his company’s facility at the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville. The tour, organized by RiverWorks Discovery, was part of the National Science Teachers Association regional conference. “The impact of this tour does not stop with the teachers – they each see hundreds of students every day,” said Errin Howard, manager of RiverWorks Discovery. “The teachers were asking so many great questions. This was an eye-opening experience for them.”

Ports of Indiana welcomes new public affairs & project manager INDIANAPOLIS – The Ports of Indiana added a new team member to its Indianapolis office in August as Sarah Rubin was named Public Affairs & Project Manager. Rubin holds a master’s in public affairs from Indiana University and has extensive experience in project management, economic development, public financing and policy analysis. “Sarah’s diverse background is a good fit for many aspects of our organization,” said Rich Cooper, CEO for the Ports of Indiana. “She will play a key role for us in managing public relations and marketing projects for the three ports as well as our statewide initiatives. She has already made significant contributions in helping to coordinate one of our most successful Indiana Logistics Summits and we look

forward to getting her more involved with many different areas of our business.” Rubin previously worked for the Indiana Finance Authority where she served as project manager for the Ohio River Bridges Project-East End Crossing. She received her master’s degree from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, with concentrations in public financial administration, public policy and economic Sarah Rubin development. Sarah and her husband Matt reside in Indianapolis with their two dogs. She enjoys the great outdoors, traveling, triathlons and reading. www.portsofindiana.com · Fall 2012

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New ships on the Seaway

Fednav invests in “green” Great Lakes vessels They may be painted with the company’s signature red colors, but these new ships are “green” at heart. Fednav Limited recently ordered 22 new ships, including nine ocean vessels specifically designed for entering the Great Lakes. At a total cost of more than a half billion dollars, the new ships feature next generation green technologies that reduce fuel consumption and air emissions. Headquartered in Montreal, Fednav is the largest international shipper on the Great Lakes. The company operates about half the ocean vessels transiting the lakes as well as subsidiary terminal operations at 10 ports in North America, including the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor. Fednav is not the only company building ships. All together, Fednav, Algoma Central Corp., Canada Steamship Lines and Polsteam have ordered 31 new vessels that will be sailing into the Great Lakes within the next four years. These investments not only demonstrate a strong commitment to meeting future environmental standards, but also signal an extremely positive outlook for the future of Great Lakes shipping. “With this investment, Fednav further demonstrates its confidence in the continued growth of its business – we are listening closely to our customers,” said Paul Pathy, Fednav president and coCEO. Fednav’s new bulk vessels will carry cargo such as grain, steel, iron ore and sugar through the St. Lawrence Seaway between Great Lakes ports and ports around the world. The company also has the largest fleet of ice-class vessels in the world, with the capability of navigating demanding winter conditions 6

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along the St. Lawrence Seaway, in the Baltic Sea and even in the Arctic. The new vessels are being built by Ouhua Shipbuilding in China as well as Sumitomo Corp. and Oshima Shipbuilding in Japan, and will be delivered by 2016. “These are the third generation of our ships from the Oshima shipyard,” said Pathy. “We ordered the first generation 10 years ago. Those ships were very efficient for the time, but with advanced design elements and more efficient engines, these new ships will consume 20 percent less fuel and produce 20 percent less emissions than their predecessors. We are very excited about the environmental improvements this upgrade brings to our fleet.”


Did you know? “Deadweight” Deadweight tonnage (DWT) is a measure of how much weight a ship is carrying or can safely carry, including the cargo, fuel, fresh water, ballast water, provisions, passengers and crew. “Seaway Sized” Ocean vessels entering the Great Lakes are constructed to fit through the canal locks of the St. Lawrence Seaway. Seaway-sized vessels have maximum dimensions of approximately 740-feet long and 78-feet wide, with a draft of 26 feet and a height of 116 feet above waterline. The larger lake freighters (“lakers”) operating on the Great Lakes are more than 1,000-feet long and cannot pass through the locks to the Atlantic Ocean. Seaway-sized vessels are often called “salties” because they can pass through the locks to the ocean salt water.

The Federal Sable (above and below right) is one of the 22 new ice-class bulk carriers being built by Fednav that will produce fewer emissions and require less fuel. The Federal Sutton (below left) is being constructed by Ouhua Shipbuilding in China.

According to Pathy, many of the new efficiencies stem from subtle changes to the ship design, including the hull and propeller system. “The environment is one of our top priorities when we consider the design of a new vessel for the Great Lakes,” Pathy said. “It is very important to us and also to our customers that our vessels not only meet but exceed environmental regulations.” The first new vessel, the Federal Sable, made its maiden voyage onto the St. Lawrence River in March carrying 35,000 tons of the mineral ilmenite from Madagascar to Quebec. While in Quebec, the vessel loaded 28,000 tons of wheat at the Port of Trois Rivières for transport to Tema, Ghana. The first new vessel to the enter Great Lakes was the Federal Satsuki, which sailed to Hamilton, Ontario, in October. Fednav’s new ships are scheduled to be completed over the next four years and include four basic categories of ice-class bulk vessels varying in ‘deadweight’ (carrying capacity) – nine 35,000-ton ships, eight 37,000-ton ships, four 55,000-ton ships and one 25,000-ton polar ice vessel. “Fednav is a key partner for us,” said Ports of Indiana CEO Rich Cooper. “The company’s investment in these Seaway ships reflects our shared belief in the economic and environmental advantages of moving cargo on the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Great Lakes. Seaway shipments are showing improvement over last year, and I expect as the economy continues to recover, we will see even more increase. With these new vessels, Fednav is well positioned for future growth.”

Great Lakes to see 31 new ships Four carriers will be sailing 31 new ships into the St. Lawrence Seaway in the near future. Here are carriers with new vessels in the works: • Fednav Limited has invested more than a half billion dollars building 22 ice-class bulk carriers by 2016, including nine ocean vessels specifically designed for entering the Great Lakes. Several ships in this new fleet have been designed to consume 20 percent less fuel and produce 20 percent less emissions than their predecessors. Information: www.fednav.com • Algoma Central Corp. ordered eight new self-unloading vessels designed for the Great Lakes as part of their new Equinox Class, which is expected to join the fleet by 2014. Six of the ships belong to Algoma, with the remaining two owned by the Canadian Wheat Board and managed by Algoma. Algoma also invested $12 million in freshwater exhaust gas scrubbers for its vessels which will remove 97 percent of sulfur oxide emissions. Information: www.algonet.com • Canada Steamship Lines expects six new Trillium Class ships designed for Great Lakes use set to join its fleet by 2013. The new self-unloading vessels and bulk carriers range from 35,500 to 36,100 deadweight tons and were part of an order that also included three new Panamax vessels. Information: www.csl.ca • Polsteam will have eight new dry bulk vessels hit the Great Lakes by the end of the 2013 shipping season. The 16,000-deadweight-ton ships were built by Sanfu Ship Engineering in Taizhou, China, and the first of this series, the Regalica, made its maiden voyage in January. Overall, Polsteam is building a total of 38 new bulk carriers by 2015. Information: www.polsteam.com

“Deadweight”

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Innovators lead Indiana Logistics Summit Record attendance, logistics innovations highlight 10th annual event INDIANAPOLIS – A record crowd witnessed an all-star line-up of logistics innovators at the 10th annual Indiana Logistics Summit held on Oct. 17 in Indianapolis. More than 350 people descended upon the Indiana Convention Center for the 2012 summit hosted by the Ports of Indiana, Purdue University and Conexus Indiana. The event was highlighted by presentations about innovative logistics operations at FedEx, Honda, BP, ArcelorMittal and American Commercial Lines, and featured a highly entertaining keynote address by Procter & Gamble innovation legend Dr. Nabil Sakkab titled “Growth through Innovation.” The summit featured 29 speakers including U.S. Congressman Larry Bucshon, Washington, D.C. economist James Wiesemeyer, international freight expert Marc-André Roy, Indiana Department of Transportation Commissioner Michael B. Cline, Indiana Representative Ed Soliday and many others. Topics included innovations in areas such as supply chains, access to global markets, achieving competitive advantages and the future of transportation infrastructure. Keynote speaker Dr. Sakkab, a co-inventor on 27 patents, discussed the use of innovation in driving business success, citing specific examples from his advisory roles with companies around the world and his 33 years at Procter & Gamble. Sakkab challenged leaders to look for disruption innovations, such as Japanese farmers growing square watermelons for easier shipping or the reinvention of UPS from package delivery to complete supply chain management. “Why can’t we have square melons?” Sakkab asked during his presentation. “Growth leaders ask these questions…What industry rules can we overturn?...What business are we in?...How do we measure ourselves against the total market opportunity?...What’s the next big thing?...What new aspects of the total consumer problem can we solve?” Sakkab explained how Procter & Gamble evolved from a candlemaking company to the owner of 22 billion dollar brands and its innovation strategy behind doubling the company’s annual sales to over $80 billion in less than 10 years. Beyond success stories of the Prius, Netflix, Coca-Cola and iTunes, Sakkab offered attendees a roadmap for innovation in their own organization, with strategies for tracking innovation, balancing the dreamers and doers in their workforce, asking the “Five Big Questions,” understanding four primary innovation categories and implementing the “Mental Model” for disruptive change – all of which are available online.

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Sakkab’s message was certainly well received as Summit attendees rated his presentation as the highlight of the day. A new feature at this year’s summit that also received positive feedback was a special session for high school students and teachers involved in advanced manufacturing and logistics programs. This session provided an opportunity for students to learn about logistics careers, college programs, internship and scholarship opportunities, with speakers from Vincennes University, Ivy Tech Community College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Harrison College, ArcelorMittal and FedEx. The students also had an opportunity to network with summit attendees and attend the keynote luncheon. The 2012 summit kicked off with a special reception at the Governor’s Residence on Oct. 16, where Gov. Mitch Daniels welcomed about 150 logistics and business professionals to the historic home on 46th Street. Other highlights of the event included Wiesemeyer’s discussion of the upcoming election’s impact on the economy and business, Congressman Bucshon’s behind-the-scenes view on the making of the 2012 U.S. Transportation Bill and a town hall forum discussing future transportation funding with Indiana Rep. Soliday and representatives from APPIAN, Indiana Rail Road, Montgomery Aviation and TPG Marine Enterprises. Feedback from the event was extremely positive, with more than 80 attendees providing survey responses such as: “Very interesting to get the regional perspective on industry logistics and supply chain;” “Great variety of speakers/multiple topics;” “Quite valuable - good for networking, economic outlook and trends;” “It touched many thought provoking topics and had wonderful speakers.” Over 80 percent of the attendee surveys rated the value of the event as a “4” or “5” on a 1-to-5 scale and no one gave it less than a “3.” When asked if they were likely to attend next year, not one person said “no.” Major sponsors of the 2012 Indiana Logistics Summit included the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Consolidated Grain & Barge, the Indiana Department of Transportation, Ice Miller, Harrison College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and many other logistics-focused organizations. To find out more about participating in the 2013 summit or to view photos and presentations from the 2012 event, visit www.indianalogistics.com.


PORT REPORT - BURNS HARBOR Sandy visits the port

The remnants of Hurricane Sandy sent record waves crashing over the 15-ft breakwater wall, as ships tied down with more than twice the usual number of lines.

Flatbed trucking company opens facility at the Port of Indiana PORTAGE, Ind. – We often tout the for previously incarcerated individuals. PORT REPORT cooperation between our port companies. In Second Chance works to break the cycle the case of P.I. & I. Motor Express, the newest of repeat offenders within the correctional Column by addition to the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor, system by giving them a profession they can Nick Syzmarek a previous relationship with long-time port be proud of and a job they can use to support Operations Manager tenant NLMK Indiana brought this trucking their families. Contact Info: company to our port. The company also created a Veterans (219) 787-6951 Based in Sharon, Pa., P.I. & I. is the Affairs Office to offer veterans the resources nsyzmarek@portsofindiana.com largest family owned and operated flatbed and guidance to begin a career in the trucking carrier east of the Rocky Mountains with over industry. Qualified veterans have preferred 850 tractors. The company was founded in hiring options for getting into the company’s 1951 by Joseph Kerola and his son John – and the family’s third and training program to obtain a Commercial Drivers’ License. The fourth generations still own and operate it today. The initials stand program is available to all veterans, with a special focus on those who for Pennsylvania, Indiana and Illinois, the first three states where the served post-9/11. This year, that initiative earned the company the company operated. Today P.I. & I. hauls to 48 states and Canada. “Patriotic Employer Award” from the Department of Defense. P.I. & I. has partnered with the NLMK facility since 1994. Metals At the port facility, Tom Eatinger serves as the terminal manager. are the company’s prime commodity, making up approximately 98 A Northwest Indiana native, Tom studied business at Ball State percent of its truckloads. In addition to University. He spent 20 years with the area NLMK, P.I. & I. also hauls steel for U.S. Steel, transportation division of ADS Logistics Central Steel and Wire, Indiana Pickling and in Munster, which was Processing and Feralloy at the port. responsible for overseeing Joseph “Joe” Kerola is the third generation ADS Logistics Roll & to run P.I. & I. Joe grew up in the business Hold operations at the his grandfather founded, starting at the age port. More recently, of 12. Over the years, Tom was the president he worked nearly every and CEO of Diamond job within the company, Transportation in Racine, becoming president and Wis., and he started Tom Eatinger P.I. & I. hauls metals for port companies NLMK Indiana, with P.I. & I. late last Terminal Manager CEO following the death P.I. & I. Motor Express Central Steel and Wire and the Feralloy facilities. of his father in 1996. year. He and his wife Under Joe’s leadership, P.I. & I. created Nancy have been married 45 years and have two grown sons and four programs to assist two groups with high grandchildren. Tom enjoys spending time with his family and is a unemployment rates. The company partnered passionate fisherman. Joseph “Joe” Kerola President and CEO with an Ohio non-profit organization - The Ridge For additional information about our newest port company, visit P.I. & I. Motor Express Project - to create the “Second Chance Program” www.piimx.com.

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PORT REPORT - MOUNT VERNON Micro-Fine CIMBAR Performance Minerals invested in new micro-fine talc grinders at its Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon facility.

Talc arrives at the port in large pieces, some as big as 18 inches in diameter.

CIMBAR invests in ‘cutting edge’ mineral grinders MOUNT VERNON, Ind. – When it comes to minerals, manufacturers have very specific needs. CIMBAR Performance Minerals recently invested $5 million in new micro-grinders for its Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon facility to fill a niche for finely ground minerals. The grinders will be used primarily to produce micro-fine talc, used in a broad range of products including plastics, paint, baby powder and cosmetics. Talc is shipped to the port on barges in pieces as large as 18 inches in diameter. Crushers break the talc down into smaller sizes, until it reaches the desired texture. The new equipment can grind minerals to less than one micron, or one millionth of a meter. Just for reference, the diameter of a human hair measures about 75 microns. The grinders, developed by CIMBAR, are new to the company’s talc line. The company says demand is growing for finely ground industrial minerals and not many businesses have the specialized equipment for such a fine grind. CIMBAR is known as the largest producer of barium sulfate products in the world, though the primary commodity at the port facility is talc. The Cartersville, Ga.based company was founded in 1914 and has production facilities located in Postosi, Mo., Chatsworth, Ga., Houston and Cartersville. 10 Fall 2012 · PORTSIDE MAGAZINE

PORT REPORT Column by

Phil Wilzbacher Port Director

Contact Info: (812) 833-2166 pwilzbacher@portsofindiana.com As many of you may be aware, I have rejoined the Ports of Indiana as the Mount Vernon port director. This is a group of extraordinary people and I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to return to the organization. It’s good to be back. I look forward to continuing the great success we have had at this port over the past 10 years.

A family pieces together a 3-D towboat puzzle at the RiverWorks Discovery booth during Mount Vernon River Days. The booth gave children and their families hands-on lessons about the culture, commerce and conservation of rivers.

CIMBAR acquired the port facility in 2009 from Barretts Minerals. It weathered a tough market with the downturn in the economy, but this investment shows it is building for future growth and an improved economy. The new grinders put CIMBAR at the forefront of the industry and in position to capture significant growth as the market improves. For more information, visit www. cimbar.com.

River partners promote waterways at festival

The Ports of Indiana partnered with TPG Marine Enterprises, Evansville Marine Service and Mulzer Crushed Stone to sponsor RiverWorks Discovery’s educational booth at the Mount Vernon River Days. During the three-day event, a storyteller shared tales of the inland rivers with hundreds of schoolchildren and River Days visitors got to play with a giant 3-D towboat puzzle as well as a working lock and dam model. RiverWorks Discovery is a non-profit organization that educates children and their families about the commerce, culture and conservation of America’s rivers. This was the organization’s first time at River Days, which is now in its fifth year. For more information, visit us online at www.riverworksdiscovery.org or http://mtvernonriverdays.wikispaces.com.


PORT REPORT - JEFFERSONVILLE Vital Infrastructure Governors, congressmen, mayors and transportation officials from Indiana and Kentucky gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of the East End Crossing portion of the Ohio River Bridges Project at the port on Aug. 30.

New Ohio River Bridges... a long time coming JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. – On the sunrange of prospective businesses seeking PORT REPORT drenched morning of Aug. 30, Indiana and unparalleled connections to the region and Kentucky ushered in a new era of economic the world. Column by opportunity for the region by breaking ground Scott Stewart on the Ohio River Bridges Project. Port Director Idemitsu celebrates 20th The governors of Indiana and Kentucky, anniversary with expansion Contact Info: members of Congress, national and state (812) 283-9662 transportation officials, legislators, mayors and As the broader U.S. economy continues sstewart@portsofindiana.com local dignitaries rolled up to the site in vintage to look for a sustainable breakthrough, the cars, a bus and a fire engine, all from 1969, Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville was able to and to the Bryan Adams’ song “Summer of recognize economic achievement with a ’69.” The event celebrated the culmination of a project first proposed global accent. Longtime port tenant Idemitsu Lubricants America by the regional metropolitan planning organization nearly 43 years ago. Corp. celebrated the opening of its newly expanded facility on Port The Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville hosted this monumental Road while also marking its 20th anniversary at the port. Dignitaries groundbreaking at its general cargo dock, which is a 15-minute barge from Japan and Indiana gathered together on Oct. 10 to celebrate not ride from the East End Crossing. Hundreds of onlookers from both only a new expansion, but also Idemitsu’s commitment to investment, states gathered to witness history in the making. jobs and growth. The bridge and new roadway will cross the Ohio River 1.7 miles And grow they have. The site’s total sales have increased 18-fold northeast of the port. This vital infrastructure will position the port and since 1992, the number of associates more than tripled, and total the nearby River Ridge Commerce Center as the region’s primary center investment in the site now totals nearly $50 million. for advanced manufacturing, logistics and industrial development. Idemitsu, a manufacturer of finished lubricants for a variety of While the bridges project took nearly a generation to plan and execute, applications including automotive and industrial markets, is Japan’s its immediate economic benefit to the port and the Kentuckiana region top manufacturer of lubricants. The Ports of Indiana is grateful that will have made it worth the wait. Idemitsu chose to invest at our Jeffersonville port and are delighted The port’s multi-modal capabilities, available acreage and current to join with the community and our state in recognizing their market industrial base make it an exceptionally attractive location to a wide success and the expansion that success has made possible. www.portsofindiana.com · Fall 2012 11


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