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A Ports of Indiana Publication 路 Summer 2009

GREEN MACHINES New wind turbine shipments blow through Port of Indiana

iNSiDe tHiS iSSUe: St. Lawrence Seaway celebrates 50 years, pg. 4 Ports of Indiana sponsors IMAX film, pg. 8 New director named for Jeffersonville port, pg. 12

www.portsofindiana.com


Tie-in to business resources.

Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon

tABLe oF coNteNtS FROM THE CEO Hwy H2O turns 50! St. Lawrence Seaway celebrates 50 years.................................... 4

150 W. Market St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46204 (317) 232-9200 / fx (317) 232-0137 / info@portsofindiana.com www.portsofindiana.com www.indianalogistics.com PORTS OF INDIANA CONTACT INFORMATION

Rich Cooper, Chief Executive Officer (317) 232-9200; rcooper@portsofindiana.com Matt Smolek, Port Director - Jeffersonville (812) 283-9662; msmolek@portsofindiana.com Phil Wilzbacher, Port Director - Mount Vernon (812) 833-2166; pwilzbacher@portsofindiana.com Peter Laman, Port Director - Burns Harbor (219) 787-5101; plaman@portsofindiana.com Jody Peacock, Director of Corporate Affairs (317) 233-6225; jpeacock@portsofindiana.com

“1SI helped tie us into the tax credits, tax abatement programs and workforce training grants we needed to expand our business at the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville.” on completion of $3 million expansion at the company’s 270,000 square foot riverfront facility in Jeffersonville.

Contact Kathleen Crowley at kathleenc@1si.org or call 812-945-0266

Tony Walker, Controller (317) 233-6227; twalker@portsofindiana.com Liz Folkerts, Communications Specialist (317) 232-9205; lfolkerts@portsofindiana.com John Hughes, Engineering Director (219) 787-8045; jhughes@portsofindiana.com

Chuck Moore, President, Eagle Steel Products, Inc.

Want some help in taking your business to the next level?

David Haniford, General Counsel (317) 232-9204; dhaniford@portsofindiana.com

Warren Fasone, Security Manager (219) 787-5056; wfasone@portsofindiana.com

www.1si.org

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Sign up now and receive your free copy of Portside Magazine. Register online at www.portsofindiana.com or contact Liz Folkerts (317) 232-9205; lfolkerts@portsofindiana.com

NEWS & NOTES .......................................................................................................... 5 Ports of Indiana welcomes new engineer Hazlett retires after 34 years at Mount Vernon port 2009 directory shows Indiana’s logistics strengths FEATURE STORY ENVIRO-FOCUS Wind turbines blow through Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor ...................................... 6 ENVIRO•FOCUS New IMAX movie showcases “mysteries” of the Great Lakes ....................................... 8 FROM THE BOARD ROOM Port commission approves $1.6 million for port improvements .................................. 9 PORT REPORTS Burns Harbor: Ag products and new project cargo shipments highlight first half of 2009 ............................................................................... 10 Mount Vernon: Shipments up 29 percent midway through 2009 ................................ 11 Jeffersonville: Ports of Indiana names new director for Jeffersonville port ............. 12 FOREIGN TRADE ZONES Making Foreign-Trade Zones less foreign ................................................................ 13 Ports of Indiana Directory ........................................................................................ 14 www.portsofindiana.com · Summer 2009 3


Tie-in to business resources.

Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon

tABLe oF coNteNtS FROM THE CEO Hwy H2O turns 50! St. Lawrence Seaway celebrates 50 years.................................... 4

150 W. Market St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46204 (317) 232-9200 / fx (317) 232-0137 / info@portsofindiana.com www.portsofindiana.com www.indianalogistics.com PORTS OF INDIANA CONTACT INFORMATION

Rich Cooper, Chief Executive Officer (317) 232-9200; rcooper@portsofindiana.com Matt Smolek, Port Director - Jeffersonville (812) 283-9662; msmolek@portsofindiana.com Phil Wilzbacher, Port Director - Mount Vernon (812) 833-2166; pwilzbacher@portsofindiana.com Peter Laman, Port Director - Burns Harbor (219) 787-5101; plaman@portsofindiana.com Jody Peacock, Director of Corporate Affairs (317) 233-6225; jpeacock@portsofindiana.com

“1SI helped tie us into the tax credits, tax abatement programs and workforce training grants we needed to expand our business at the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville.” on completion of $3 million expansion at the company’s 270,000 square foot riverfront facility in Jeffersonville.

Contact Kathleen Crowley at kathleenc@1si.org or call 812-945-0266

Tony Walker, Controller (317) 233-6227; twalker@portsofindiana.com Liz Folkerts, Communications Specialist (317) 232-9205; lfolkerts@portsofindiana.com John Hughes, Engineering Director (219) 787-8045; jhughes@portsofindiana.com

Chuck Moore, President, Eagle Steel Products, Inc.

Want some help in taking your business to the next level?

David Haniford, General Counsel (317) 232-9204; dhaniford@portsofindiana.com

Warren Fasone, Security Manager (219) 787-5056; wfasone@portsofindiana.com

www.1si.org

SUBSCRIBE TO PORTSIDE!

Sign up now and receive your free copy of Portside Magazine. Register online at www.portsofindiana.com or contact Liz Folkerts (317) 232-9205; lfolkerts@portsofindiana.com

NEWS & NOTES .......................................................................................................... 5 Ports of Indiana welcomes new engineer Hazlett retires after 34 years at Mount Vernon port 2009 directory shows Indiana’s logistics strengths FEATURE STORY ENVIRO-FOCUS Wind turbines blow through Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor ...................................... 6 ENVIRO•FOCUS New IMAX movie showcases “mysteries” of the Great Lakes ....................................... 8 FROM THE BOARD ROOM Port commission approves $1.6 million for port improvements .................................. 9 PORT REPORTS Burns Harbor: Ag products and new project cargo shipments highlight first half of 2009 ............................................................................... 10 Mount Vernon: Shipments up 29 percent midway through 2009 ................................ 11 Jeffersonville: Ports of Indiana names new director for Jeffersonville port ............. 12 FOREIGN TRADE ZONES Making Foreign-Trade Zones less foreign ................................................................ 13 Ports of Indiana Directory ........................................................................................ 14 www.portsofindiana.com · Summer 2009 3


FROM THE CEO

St. Lawrence Seaway celebrates 50 years

Hwy H20 turns 50!

This year marks an important anniversary in our nation’s history. Fifty years ago, the St. Lawrence Seaway System opened establishing our nation’s fourth seacoast. In April 1959, the “D’lberville” was the first ship to travel the Seaway and later that summer, Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower and Queen Elizabeth II celebrated the official opening with a cruise on the royal yacht Britannia. Built and managed as a partnership between the U.S. and Canada, the Seaway is truly an engineering marvel. Also known as “Hwy H2O,” this maritime shipping highway is made up of the St. Lawrence River, the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Great Lakes, connected by six canals. It runs 2,400 miles between the Atlantic Ocean and Duluth, Minn.

Rich Cooper

Chief Executive Officer, Ports of Indiana

Natural barriers once prevented travel straight through the Seaway and elevation changes throughout the system initially presented a daunting challenge. For example, Lake Ontario has an elevation of 246 feet while Lake Superior’s is 600 feet. A lift system had to be constructed to help ships “climb” the lakes. The lift system is made up of 19 “locks” which carry the ships to the next elevation by raising and lowering water levels within a confined space. The locks can measure 766-feet long and 80-feet wide and are filled and emptied by gravity. A lock can fill with 24 million gallons of water in just seven to 10 minutes to lift a ship and cargo weighing more than 40,000 tons.

Waterborne shipping is the most environmentally-friendly method of moving cargo. Ships and barges use less fuel and release fewer emissions than other forms of transportation. One ship can carry the same amount of cargo as 870 trucks. Just think of the environmental consequences for this nation if all that Seaway cargo had been transported by other forms of transportation.

INDIANAPOLIS – Making the long drive to the Port of IndianaMount Vernon will be a trip down memory lane for Lantz McElroy. McElroy, who grew up in Mount Vernon, joined the Ports of Indiana engineering department in March. “My mother started working at the first company to locate at the port,” McElroy said. “I was 10 at the time the port opened, but I do remember going out there a few times. It’s exciting to see all that has changed over the years and I’m eager to help design the future changes and growth of Indiana’s ports.” McElroy has a bachelor’s degree from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Before coming to the ports, he worked at Schneider Corp. in Indianapolis for 15 years, where he last served as a senior project manager. McElroy currently spends most of his time at the Burns Harbor port, working with John Hughes, engineering director for the Ports of Indiana. Eventually, McElroy will be based out of the Ports of Indiana central office in Indianapolis.

plaque honoring her years of service. “We cannot begin to measure the impact Karen had on the port,” said Rich Cooper, CEO of Ports of Indiana. “She made significant contributions to its growth and her contributions carried through our entire organization. We wish her all the best and a very happy retirement. ” McElroy

“Lantz will be a great addition to the engineering department,” said Rich Cooper, CEO of Ports of Indiana. “He is working under the tutelage of our engineering director, John Hughes, who is one of the best in our industry. We have high expectations for Lantz and know he will be a great resource for us and our customers as we continue to build world-class port facilities for Indiana.” McElroy lives in Indianapolis with his wife Cynthia and has a 15-year-old daughter, Ashley.

Hazlett retires after 34 years at Mount Vernon port

MOUNT VERNON, Ind. – A 34-year legacy has come to an end. Karen Hazlett retired this May as senior administrative assistant for the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon. “Karen helped build this port from the very beginning,” said Phil Wilzbacher, port director of the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon. “Karen held herself to a very high standard that was evident to everyone she worked with and I have a great deal of respect for her both professionally and personally. Her presence in the office will be missed tremendously.” Hazlett began her career with the port in October of 1975. Back in those days, the port office was a temporary trailer with a couple of staff members. The first port tenant, Triple T Fertilizer Co., did not move in to the port until 1976. Hazlett’s retirement party was held in June at the Western Hills Country Club in Mount Vernon where she was presented with a

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Phil Wilzbacher (left), port director of the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon, and Ports of Indiana CEO Rich Cooper (right) present Karen Hazlett with a plaque commemorating her 34 years of service at the port.

2009 directory shows Indiana’s logistics strengths The 2009 Indiana Logistics Directory is hot off the presses with the announcement of Indiana’s most recent logistics rankings. Indiana ranks in the top 10 in 2009 INDIANA 33 significant logisticsLOGISTICS DIRECTORY related categories. Out of those 33, nearly half of the rankings are in the top five and only three other states can claim INDIANA A GLOBAL LEADER more than 30 top 10s in IN LOGISTICS these categories. State earns top 10 ranking WWW.INDIANALOGISTICS.COM

in 33 logistics categories (Complete list on page 5)

The directory, published annually by Ports of Indiana since 2004, features perspectives from logistics leaders on state, national and global issues in transportation and logistics, touching on rail, truck, maritime and air freight. The 2009 edition includes columns by strategic planning expert Michael Gallis and Indiana Secretary of Commerce Mitch Roob. Strategic planning expert challenges Indiana to think globally Page 8

Indiana Secretary of Commerce touts state’s speed to market Page 14

Vincennes University launches new supply-chain management program Page 16

WWW. INDIANALOGISTICS.COM

Because of the Seaway’s successful opening in 1959, the Ports of Indiana was founded in 1961 to establish a Great Lakes port. Nine years later the Port of IndianaBurns Harbor opened and today Indiana ranks 15th in the nation for foreign and domestic waterborne shipping.

Ports of Indiana welcomes new engineer

2009 INDIANA LOGISTICS DIRECTORY

In that first shipping season, the Seaway carried 27.7 million tons of cargo. Today, more than 300 million tons of cargos transit the Seaway each year and it is responsible for 225,000 jobs. Since its opening, the Seaway has moved 2.75 billion tons of cargo valued at more than $375 billion. It carries goods from around the world in and out of the middle of North America – an area known for its rich agricultural history, minerals and manufacturing. Roughly a quarter of all Seaway traffic is going to or from an overseas port.

NeWS & NoteS

There are more than 2,000 logistics-related listings in the directory, which is 700 more than the 2008 edition. For information on how to order a copy of the 2009 Indiana Logistics Directory or get involved in the 2010 edition, visit www.indianalogistics.com or contact Liz Folkerts, 317-232-9205, lfolkerts@portsofindiana.com. www.portsofindiana.com · Summer 2009 5


FROM THE CEO

St. Lawrence Seaway celebrates 50 years

Hwy H20 turns 50!

This year marks an important anniversary in our nation’s history. Fifty years ago, the St. Lawrence Seaway System opened establishing our nation’s fourth seacoast. In April 1959, the “D’lberville” was the first ship to travel the Seaway and later that summer, Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower and Queen Elizabeth II celebrated the official opening with a cruise on the royal yacht Britannia. Built and managed as a partnership between the U.S. and Canada, the Seaway is truly an engineering marvel. Also known as “Hwy H2O,” this maritime shipping highway is made up of the St. Lawrence River, the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Great Lakes, connected by six canals. It runs 2,400 miles between the Atlantic Ocean and Duluth, Minn.

Rich Cooper

Chief Executive Officer, Ports of Indiana

Natural barriers once prevented travel straight through the Seaway and elevation changes throughout the system initially presented a daunting challenge. For example, Lake Ontario has an elevation of 246 feet while Lake Superior’s is 600 feet. A lift system had to be constructed to help ships “climb” the lakes. The lift system is made up of 19 “locks” which carry the ships to the next elevation by raising and lowering water levels within a confined space. The locks can measure 766-feet long and 80-feet wide and are filled and emptied by gravity. A lock can fill with 24 million gallons of water in just seven to 10 minutes to lift a ship and cargo weighing more than 40,000 tons.

Waterborne shipping is the most environmentally-friendly method of moving cargo. Ships and barges use less fuel and release fewer emissions than other forms of transportation. One ship can carry the same amount of cargo as 870 trucks. Just think of the environmental consequences for this nation if all that Seaway cargo had been transported by other forms of transportation.

INDIANAPOLIS – Making the long drive to the Port of IndianaMount Vernon will be a trip down memory lane for Lantz McElroy. McElroy, who grew up in Mount Vernon, joined the Ports of Indiana engineering department in March. “My mother started working at the first company to locate at the port,” McElroy said. “I was 10 at the time the port opened, but I do remember going out there a few times. It’s exciting to see all that has changed over the years and I’m eager to help design the future changes and growth of Indiana’s ports.” McElroy has a bachelor’s degree from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Before coming to the ports, he worked at Schneider Corp. in Indianapolis for 15 years, where he last served as a senior project manager. McElroy currently spends most of his time at the Burns Harbor port, working with John Hughes, engineering director for the Ports of Indiana. Eventually, McElroy will be based out of the Ports of Indiana central office in Indianapolis.

plaque honoring her years of service. “We cannot begin to measure the impact Karen had on the port,” said Rich Cooper, CEO of Ports of Indiana. “She made significant contributions to its growth and her contributions carried through our entire organization. We wish her all the best and a very happy retirement. ” McElroy

“Lantz will be a great addition to the engineering department,” said Rich Cooper, CEO of Ports of Indiana. “He is working under the tutelage of our engineering director, John Hughes, who is one of the best in our industry. We have high expectations for Lantz and know he will be a great resource for us and our customers as we continue to build world-class port facilities for Indiana.” McElroy lives in Indianapolis with his wife Cynthia and has a 15-year-old daughter, Ashley.

Hazlett retires after 34 years at Mount Vernon port

MOUNT VERNON, Ind. – A 34-year legacy has come to an end. Karen Hazlett retired this May as senior administrative assistant for the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon. “Karen helped build this port from the very beginning,” said Phil Wilzbacher, port director of the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon. “Karen held herself to a very high standard that was evident to everyone she worked with and I have a great deal of respect for her both professionally and personally. Her presence in the office will be missed tremendously.” Hazlett began her career with the port in October of 1975. Back in those days, the port office was a temporary trailer with a couple of staff members. The first port tenant, Triple T Fertilizer Co., did not move in to the port until 1976. Hazlett’s retirement party was held in June at the Western Hills Country Club in Mount Vernon where she was presented with a

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Phil Wilzbacher (left), port director of the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon, and Ports of Indiana CEO Rich Cooper (right) present Karen Hazlett with a plaque commemorating her 34 years of service at the port.

2009 directory shows Indiana’s logistics strengths The 2009 Indiana Logistics Directory is hot off the presses with the announcement of Indiana’s most recent logistics rankings. Indiana ranks in the top 10 in 2009 INDIANA 33 significant logisticsLOGISTICS DIRECTORY related categories. Out of those 33, nearly half of the rankings are in the top five and only three other states can claim INDIANA A GLOBAL LEADER more than 30 top 10s in IN LOGISTICS these categories. State earns top 10 ranking WWW.INDIANALOGISTICS.COM

in 33 logistics categories (Complete list on page 5)

The directory, published annually by Ports of Indiana since 2004, features perspectives from logistics leaders on state, national and global issues in transportation and logistics, touching on rail, truck, maritime and air freight. The 2009 edition includes columns by strategic planning expert Michael Gallis and Indiana Secretary of Commerce Mitch Roob. Strategic planning expert challenges Indiana to think globally Page 8

Indiana Secretary of Commerce touts state’s speed to market Page 14

Vincennes University launches new supply-chain management program Page 16

WWW. INDIANALOGISTICS.COM

Because of the Seaway’s successful opening in 1959, the Ports of Indiana was founded in 1961 to establish a Great Lakes port. Nine years later the Port of IndianaBurns Harbor opened and today Indiana ranks 15th in the nation for foreign and domestic waterborne shipping.

Ports of Indiana welcomes new engineer

2009 INDIANA LOGISTICS DIRECTORY

In that first shipping season, the Seaway carried 27.7 million tons of cargo. Today, more than 300 million tons of cargos transit the Seaway each year and it is responsible for 225,000 jobs. Since its opening, the Seaway has moved 2.75 billion tons of cargo valued at more than $375 billion. It carries goods from around the world in and out of the middle of North America – an area known for its rich agricultural history, minerals and manufacturing. Roughly a quarter of all Seaway traffic is going to or from an overseas port.

NeWS & NoteS

There are more than 2,000 logistics-related listings in the directory, which is 700 more than the 2008 edition. For information on how to order a copy of the 2009 Indiana Logistics Directory or get involved in the 2010 edition, visit www.indianalogistics.com or contact Liz Folkerts, 317-232-9205, lfolkerts@portsofindiana.com. www.portsofindiana.com · Summer 2009 5


GREEN MACHINES

(Right) The BBC Rhine, chartered by Baltship out of Denmark, brought a delivery of 94 blades, 30 hubs and 30 power generators known as nacelles.

Wind turbines blow through

Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor

PORTAGE, Ind. – Two shipments of giant wind turbine components were unloaded at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor this June. The shipments included 94 blades, 60 hubs and 60 power generators. The components, brought from Europe, will be used in Phase I of the Meadow Lake Wind Farm, a 26,000-acre “clean energy” project in White and Benton counties that at full build-out could have 600 turbines powering more than 250,000 homes. The wind farm, owned by Horizon Wind Energy, an EDP Renewables Co., will include 121 turbines in the first phase, which has the environmental equivalent of taking 64,000 cars off the road.

When fully installed in Indiana, the V82 turbines will look like the image to the right taken at Biglow Canyon Wind Farm in Oregon. Photo courtesy of Vestas Wind Systems.

The wind turbines are made by Vestas, a leader in wind energy technology. The company has supplied over 38,000 wind turbines in 63 countries; with more than 10,100 of those in the U.S. Vestas’ turbines now produce more than 60 million megawatt hours a year worldwide – enough to power several million homes.

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Vestas was founded in 1898 in Lem, Denmark. Originally a producer of steel windows for industrial buildings, the company later focused on household appliances and agricultural equipment. The decision to produce wind turbines happened during the 1970’s oil crisis.

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(Above center) The wind turbines are Vestas’ V82-1.65 MW model, optimized for low and medium winds. Each blade measures 132-feet long by 10-feet high by 6-feet wide and there are three on each turbine.

(Bottom left) Built in Denmark, each hub weights 20 metric tons and will sit at a height of 262 feet when the turbine is up and running. (Above) The turbine components were unloaded by port stevedore Federal Marine Terminals with dockworkers from the International Longshoremen’s Assoc. Local 1969 and International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150.

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GREEN MACHINES

(Right) The BBC Rhine, chartered by Baltship out of Denmark, brought a delivery of 94 blades, 30 hubs and 30 power generators known as nacelles.

Wind turbines blow through

Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor

PORTAGE, Ind. – Two shipments of giant wind turbine components were unloaded at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor this June. The shipments included 94 blades, 60 hubs and 60 power generators. The components, brought from Europe, will be used in Phase I of the Meadow Lake Wind Farm, a 26,000-acre “clean energy” project in White and Benton counties that at full build-out could have 600 turbines powering more than 250,000 homes. The wind farm, owned by Horizon Wind Energy, an EDP Renewables Co., will include 121 turbines in the first phase, which has the environmental equivalent of taking 64,000 cars off the road.

When fully installed in Indiana, the V82 turbines will look like the image to the right taken at Biglow Canyon Wind Farm in Oregon. Photo courtesy of Vestas Wind Systems.

The wind turbines are made by Vestas, a leader in wind energy technology. The company has supplied over 38,000 wind turbines in 63 countries; with more than 10,100 of those in the U.S. Vestas’ turbines now produce more than 60 million megawatt hours a year worldwide – enough to power several million homes.

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Vestas was founded in 1898 in Lem, Denmark. Originally a producer of steel windows for industrial buildings, the company later focused on household appliances and agricultural equipment. The decision to produce wind turbines happened during the 1970’s oil crisis.

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(Above center) The wind turbines are Vestas’ V82-1.65 MW model, optimized for low and medium winds. Each blade measures 132-feet long by 10-feet high by 6-feet wide and there are three on each turbine.

(Bottom left) Built in Denmark, each hub weights 20 metric tons and will sit at a height of 262 feet when the turbine is up and running. (Above) The turbine components were unloaded by port stevedore Federal Marine Terminals with dockworkers from the International Longshoremen’s Assoc. Local 1969 and International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150.

www.portsofindiana.com · Summer 2009 7


Enviro•Focus

Environmental issues are very important to the Ports of Indiana. As a port authority, the Ports of Indiana has the dual responsibility of protecting and enhancing our environment while building infrastructure that facilitates economic development.

Ken Kaczmarek

Marvin Ferguson Ramon Arredondo

David Fagan

H.C. “Bud” Farmer

Greg Gibson

Phil McCauley

Jay Potesta

New IMAX movie showcases “mysteries” of the Great Lakes

Port commission approves $1.6 million for port improvements

As the world’s largest body of freshwater, the Great Lakes are known for their grandeur. What better way to bring that to the big screen than one of the biggest movie formats... IMAX. The new film – “Mysteries of the Great Lakes” – focuses on the history of the Great Lakes, the environmental issues affecting them and the ways we use the Lakes today. Ports of Indiana sponsored the film which was produced by Science North, located in Sudbury, Ontario.

The Ports of Indiana commission awarded more than $1.6 million for port improvement projects during recent meetings. These rail and dock projects were part of the organization’s capital improvements budget. • $1,283,328 was awarded to Walsh & Kelly Inc. of Griffith, Ind., for improvements to approximately 3,400 feet of road on the west side of the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor. The improvements include adding a new pavement lane, resurfacing existing roadway, re-routing water and electrical lines and installation of median barriers.

“The message of the film is that the Great Lakes are an amazing treasure,” said David Lickley, director and producer of the film. “We want to take you beyond the 10 kilometers of beach area you might know. There are 16,000 kilometers of shoreline on the Great Lakes. We want to show you what is at stake – why this is an amazing resource and why we have to protect it.” The $6 million film is now being shown around North America and recently won several awards. Ports of Indiana partnered with Federal Marine Terminals (FMT), NiSource and the Northwest Indiana Forum to host the northwest Indiana premiere of the film this spring. The event, held at the Portage 16 IMAX Theater, drew a crowd of nearly 300 local politicians, business leaders and friends of the port. FMT, a longstanding tenant of the port, and its parent company, Fednav, are the film’s title sponsor. “FMT and Fednav have been actively handling and carrying cargoes on the Great Lakes for 50 years,” said Ian Hirt, general manager of FMT. “As a company, and as individuals, the Great Lakes are so very important to us on multiple levels. We drink from them, play in them and transport cargoes through them. When the opportunity arose, we were thrilled to become involved.”

• $163,974 to Ameritrack Railroad Contractors of Frankfort, Ind., for main rail repair and rehabilitation at the Port of IndianaMount Vernon. The project will replace approximately 1,500 feet of track and 320 cross-ties. Ron Bruch (center) and fellow Wisconsin biologists pull a netted sturgeon to the shore of the Wolf River. Mysteries of the Great Lakes tells the story of Bruch’s special connection to a 120-year-old lake sturgeon and its struggle on the Great Lakes.

The story of the Great Lakes would not be complete without maritime shipping. The St. Lawrence Seaway opened 50 years ago using a system of 19 locks to move ocean ships into the North American Heartland as well as more than 300 million tons of cargo each year.

The film also covers many issues affecting the lakes, such as bald eagle research, the thriving caribou population on the Slate Islands in Canada and Ontario Power Generation’s Niagara Tunnel, which will produce enough hydroelectricity to power 160,000 homes.

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• $62,500 to Garver USA for engineering services for the rehabilitation of 2,000 lineal feet of dock at the Port of Indiana-

The commission approved sponsorship for the permanent expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 152 in northwest Indiana to Katoen Natie. The company previously requested a temporary FTZ boundary modification for its facilities in Gary, Ind., that provide logistics services for the petrochemical and automotive industries. The temporary status allowed the company to accelerate the process of activating its FTZ prior to finalizing a permanent zone. The commission also approved sponsorship for a subzone for Schwarz Pharma Manufacturing in Seymour, Ind. The proposed subzone will manufacture, test, package and warehouse pharmaceutical products. The establishment of the subzone allows the company to better compete in export markets. At the April meeting, the commission approved a lease agreement to donate land to the Metropolitan School District of Mount Vernon. This agreement gives five acres of land to the school district’s FFA program at no cost for the students to use as a test plot for growing crops.

At the heart of the film is a species of fish that once dominated the Great Lakes – the lake sturgeon. The lake sturgeon is the largest freshwater fish in the world, able to grow as long as seven feet and weigh as much as 300 pounds. They have survived for more than 100 million years virtually unchanged. Today the fish’s numbers are dwindling due to overfishing and pollution of their spawning beds.

“Our organization started nearly 50 years ago with an effort to a build Great Lakes port for Indiana,” said Rich Cooper, CEO of Ports of Indiana. “While our founders understood this importance, many people outside the industry have no idea the impact of Great Lakes shipping. This film brings it to life on the big screen.”

Nick Caloyianis, underwater director of photography for “Mysteries of the Great Lakes,” shoots footage of shipwrecks at Fathom Five National Marine Park in Tobermory, Ontario. Images provided by Science North.

• $104,680 to Rail-Trak Construction Co. of Hammond, Ind., for the reconstruction of the subgrade, drainage and rail track located on the east dock at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor.

Burns Harbor.

“There are so many important issues facing the Great Lakes and I believe this film can open people’s eyes to areas they may not be familiar with,” Hirt said. “I believe this will help illuminate the Great Lakes to individuals not lucky enough to live in their shadow.”

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Enviro•Focus

Environmental issues are very important to the Ports of Indiana. As a port authority, the Ports of Indiana has the dual responsibility of protecting and enhancing our environment while building infrastructure that facilitates economic development.

Ken Kaczmarek

Marvin Ferguson Ramon Arredondo

David Fagan

H.C. “Bud” Farmer

Greg Gibson

Phil McCauley

Jay Potesta

New IMAX movie showcases “mysteries” of the Great Lakes

Port commission approves $1.6 million for port improvements

As the world’s largest body of freshwater, the Great Lakes are known for their grandeur. What better way to bring that to the big screen than one of the biggest movie formats... IMAX. The new film – “Mysteries of the Great Lakes” – focuses on the history of the Great Lakes, the environmental issues affecting them and the ways we use the Lakes today. Ports of Indiana sponsored the film which was produced by Science North, located in Sudbury, Ontario.

The Ports of Indiana commission awarded more than $1.6 million for port improvement projects during recent meetings. These rail and dock projects were part of the organization’s capital improvements budget. • $1,283,328 was awarded to Walsh & Kelly Inc. of Griffith, Ind., for improvements to approximately 3,400 feet of road on the west side of the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor. The improvements include adding a new pavement lane, resurfacing existing roadway, re-routing water and electrical lines and installation of median barriers.

“The message of the film is that the Great Lakes are an amazing treasure,” said David Lickley, director and producer of the film. “We want to take you beyond the 10 kilometers of beach area you might know. There are 16,000 kilometers of shoreline on the Great Lakes. We want to show you what is at stake – why this is an amazing resource and why we have to protect it.” The $6 million film is now being shown around North America and recently won several awards. Ports of Indiana partnered with Federal Marine Terminals (FMT), NiSource and the Northwest Indiana Forum to host the northwest Indiana premiere of the film this spring. The event, held at the Portage 16 IMAX Theater, drew a crowd of nearly 300 local politicians, business leaders and friends of the port. FMT, a longstanding tenant of the port, and its parent company, Fednav, are the film’s title sponsor. “FMT and Fednav have been actively handling and carrying cargoes on the Great Lakes for 50 years,” said Ian Hirt, general manager of FMT. “As a company, and as individuals, the Great Lakes are so very important to us on multiple levels. We drink from them, play in them and transport cargoes through them. When the opportunity arose, we were thrilled to become involved.”

• $163,974 to Ameritrack Railroad Contractors of Frankfort, Ind., for main rail repair and rehabilitation at the Port of IndianaMount Vernon. The project will replace approximately 1,500 feet of track and 320 cross-ties. Ron Bruch (center) and fellow Wisconsin biologists pull a netted sturgeon to the shore of the Wolf River. Mysteries of the Great Lakes tells the story of Bruch’s special connection to a 120-year-old lake sturgeon and its struggle on the Great Lakes.

The story of the Great Lakes would not be complete without maritime shipping. The St. Lawrence Seaway opened 50 years ago using a system of 19 locks to move ocean ships into the North American Heartland as well as more than 300 million tons of cargo each year.

The film also covers many issues affecting the lakes, such as bald eagle research, the thriving caribou population on the Slate Islands in Canada and Ontario Power Generation’s Niagara Tunnel, which will produce enough hydroelectricity to power 160,000 homes.

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• $62,500 to Garver USA for engineering services for the rehabilitation of 2,000 lineal feet of dock at the Port of Indiana-

The commission approved sponsorship for the permanent expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 152 in northwest Indiana to Katoen Natie. The company previously requested a temporary FTZ boundary modification for its facilities in Gary, Ind., that provide logistics services for the petrochemical and automotive industries. The temporary status allowed the company to accelerate the process of activating its FTZ prior to finalizing a permanent zone. The commission also approved sponsorship for a subzone for Schwarz Pharma Manufacturing in Seymour, Ind. The proposed subzone will manufacture, test, package and warehouse pharmaceutical products. The establishment of the subzone allows the company to better compete in export markets. At the April meeting, the commission approved a lease agreement to donate land to the Metropolitan School District of Mount Vernon. This agreement gives five acres of land to the school district’s FFA program at no cost for the students to use as a test plot for growing crops.

At the heart of the film is a species of fish that once dominated the Great Lakes – the lake sturgeon. The lake sturgeon is the largest freshwater fish in the world, able to grow as long as seven feet and weigh as much as 300 pounds. They have survived for more than 100 million years virtually unchanged. Today the fish’s numbers are dwindling due to overfishing and pollution of their spawning beds.

“Our organization started nearly 50 years ago with an effort to a build Great Lakes port for Indiana,” said Rich Cooper, CEO of Ports of Indiana. “While our founders understood this importance, many people outside the industry have no idea the impact of Great Lakes shipping. This film brings it to life on the big screen.”

Nick Caloyianis, underwater director of photography for “Mysteries of the Great Lakes,” shoots footage of shipwrecks at Fathom Five National Marine Park in Tobermory, Ontario. Images provided by Science North.

• $104,680 to Rail-Trak Construction Co. of Hammond, Ind., for the reconstruction of the subgrade, drainage and rail track located on the east dock at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor.

Burns Harbor.

“There are so many important issues facing the Great Lakes and I believe this film can open people’s eyes to areas they may not be familiar with,” Hirt said. “I believe this will help illuminate the Great Lakes to individuals not lucky enough to live in their shadow.”

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PORT REPORT

PORT REPORT

Peter Laman Port Director

Phil Wilzbacher Port Director

New project cargos have moved through the port this year, including these liquid storage tanks for a construction project near the port.

Steel shipments through the first half of 2009 at the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon are nearly triple last year’s tonnage.

PORT OF INDIANA – BURNS HARBOR

PORT OF INDIANA – MOUNT VERNON

Ag products and new project cargo shipments highlight first half of 2009

Shipments up 29 percent midway through 2009

Some unusual cargos have crossed the docks at the Port of IndianaBurns Harbor this year. More than 200 wind turbine components and five 10,000- to 20,000-gallon liquid storage tanks helped more than double project cargo shipments moving through the port in 2009. Both grain and fertilizer tonnages were also well ahead of last year through seven months. Fertilizer shipments increased 36 percent while grain was more than 10 times 2008’s slow start, but still twice as much as the 2007 midpoint.

One of the first tenants at the port was Frick Services, which started operations in 1975 under the leadership of Merrill Frick. Frick handles liquid and bulk fertilizers at the port, providing onsite storage, blending and bagging operations. Another Frick product line is hi-calcium burnt limestone used in steel production and calcium chloride. Frick Services is also a large supplier of salt for road de-icing in Northwest Indiana.

It’s hard to find signs of an economic downturn here. The Port of

describing the Indiana port system and took a bus tour where they

Indiana-Mount Vernon shipped 2.3 million tons across its docks

saw steel coils from Brazil being unloaded. We welcome school field

for the first six months of 2009 – a 29-percent increase over last

trips to the port and would be happy to coordinate an educational

year. Despite decreased demand from electric utilities, coal tonnage

experience with any teachers who would like to bring their class.

Mineral shipments also increased in 2009.

Overall port volume was more than 454,000 tons through the first seven months of 2009. Steel production has not resumed to levels anywhere near what we saw last summer, but we have seen some increases in steel shipments from earlier this year. Going forward, we expect to see improvements in local steel production and metal cargoes as well as increases in road salt and magnesite shipments.

Last year, Frick Services moved more than 200,000 tons of dry and liquid fertilizer through the port, which included potash from Canada via Great Lakes ships as well as urea and phosphates from New Orleans by barge up the Mississippi River system. The company has 80 employees at multiple plant and retail locations in Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan. Frick’s location at the port allows them to handle material by truck, rail, barge and ship.

A bit of history...

Indiana Harbor Belt’s Szamatowicz retires

As the St. Lawrence Seaway celebrates its 50th anniversary, this year also marks an important date in the history of the Port of IndianaBurns Harbor. It was 40 years ago that the port saw its first ship. The S.S. Lehigh was the first domestic ship to call on the port, delivering a load of iron ore to Bethlehem Steel, now known as ArcelorMittal. A year later the port saw its first international shipment – an export of scrap steel in 1970.

I would like to wish a good friend of the port a very happy retirement. John Szamatowicz, director of business development and sales for Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad, recently retired after 20 years with the company. Congratulations to John on retirement and a nearly four decade career in transportation and logistics.

remained strong during the first half of 2009 because of previously contracted commitments. Coal shipments were up considerably over 2008 while steel cargoes nearly tripled last year’s midyear total.

New repair boat Mount Vernon Barge Service is home to a new 34-foot fleet repair boat. The aluminum boat was built by Scully’s Boat Works in Morgan City, La. It is equipped with two 250-horsepower outboard motors and will carry welding equipment, a cutting torch, pumps and supplies for performing barge repairs along the Ohio River between Evansville and Uniontown, Ky. The boat has been named “Sidney Rene” after the 4-year-old daughter of company president, Don Miller.

School in session at the port The port welcomed 63 students from Yankeetown Elementary in

Contact Peter Laman at (219)787-5101; plaman@portsofindiana.com

Newburgh, Ind., this past March. This is the sixth year teacher Teresa Kramer has led the trip as part of her fourth grade Indiana history curriculum. While at the port, the kids watched a short video

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Contact Phil Wilzbacher at (812) 833-2166; pwilzbacher@portsofindiana.com

In July, the Ports of Indiana presented a plaque to the crew of Mount Vernon Transfer Terminal in honor of the new barge loading record – 22 barges of coal in 21 hours. Pictured from left to right – Port Director Phil Wilzbacher and terminal employees: Don Barnett, Don Fuchs, Brian Nobles, Brandon Holton, Alex Smock, Jason Wyatt, Jeff Spieker, Deb Calvert, Darren Wilson, Dave Owens, Donnie Wilson and Taylor Kanipe.

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PORT REPORT

PORT REPORT

Peter Laman Port Director

Phil Wilzbacher Port Director

New project cargos have moved through the port this year, including these liquid storage tanks for a construction project near the port.

Steel shipments through the first half of 2009 at the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon are nearly triple last year’s tonnage.

PORT OF INDIANA – BURNS HARBOR

PORT OF INDIANA – MOUNT VERNON

Ag products and new project cargo shipments highlight first half of 2009

Shipments up 29 percent midway through 2009

Some unusual cargos have crossed the docks at the Port of IndianaBurns Harbor this year. More than 200 wind turbine components and five 10,000- to 20,000-gallon liquid storage tanks helped more than double project cargo shipments moving through the port in 2009. Both grain and fertilizer tonnages were also well ahead of last year through seven months. Fertilizer shipments increased 36 percent while grain was more than 10 times 2008’s slow start, but still twice as much as the 2007 midpoint.

One of the first tenants at the port was Frick Services, which started operations in 1975 under the leadership of Merrill Frick. Frick handles liquid and bulk fertilizers at the port, providing onsite storage, blending and bagging operations. Another Frick product line is hi-calcium burnt limestone used in steel production and calcium chloride. Frick Services is also a large supplier of salt for road de-icing in Northwest Indiana.

It’s hard to find signs of an economic downturn here. The Port of

describing the Indiana port system and took a bus tour where they

Indiana-Mount Vernon shipped 2.3 million tons across its docks

saw steel coils from Brazil being unloaded. We welcome school field

for the first six months of 2009 – a 29-percent increase over last

trips to the port and would be happy to coordinate an educational

year. Despite decreased demand from electric utilities, coal tonnage

experience with any teachers who would like to bring their class.

Mineral shipments also increased in 2009.

Overall port volume was more than 454,000 tons through the first seven months of 2009. Steel production has not resumed to levels anywhere near what we saw last summer, but we have seen some increases in steel shipments from earlier this year. Going forward, we expect to see improvements in local steel production and metal cargoes as well as increases in road salt and magnesite shipments.

Last year, Frick Services moved more than 200,000 tons of dry and liquid fertilizer through the port, which included potash from Canada via Great Lakes ships as well as urea and phosphates from New Orleans by barge up the Mississippi River system. The company has 80 employees at multiple plant and retail locations in Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan. Frick’s location at the port allows them to handle material by truck, rail, barge and ship.

A bit of history...

Indiana Harbor Belt’s Szamatowicz retires

As the St. Lawrence Seaway celebrates its 50th anniversary, this year also marks an important date in the history of the Port of IndianaBurns Harbor. It was 40 years ago that the port saw its first ship. The S.S. Lehigh was the first domestic ship to call on the port, delivering a load of iron ore to Bethlehem Steel, now known as ArcelorMittal. A year later the port saw its first international shipment – an export of scrap steel in 1970.

I would like to wish a good friend of the port a very happy retirement. John Szamatowicz, director of business development and sales for Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad, recently retired after 20 years with the company. Congratulations to John on retirement and a nearly four decade career in transportation and logistics.

remained strong during the first half of 2009 because of previously contracted commitments. Coal shipments were up considerably over 2008 while steel cargoes nearly tripled last year’s midyear total.

New repair boat Mount Vernon Barge Service is home to a new 34-foot fleet repair boat. The aluminum boat was built by Scully’s Boat Works in Morgan City, La. It is equipped with two 250-horsepower outboard motors and will carry welding equipment, a cutting torch, pumps and supplies for performing barge repairs along the Ohio River between Evansville and Uniontown, Ky. The boat has been named “Sidney Rene” after the 4-year-old daughter of company president, Don Miller.

School in session at the port The port welcomed 63 students from Yankeetown Elementary in

Contact Peter Laman at (219)787-5101; plaman@portsofindiana.com

Newburgh, Ind., this past March. This is the sixth year teacher Teresa Kramer has led the trip as part of her fourth grade Indiana history curriculum. While at the port, the kids watched a short video

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Contact Phil Wilzbacher at (812) 833-2166; pwilzbacher@portsofindiana.com

In July, the Ports of Indiana presented a plaque to the crew of Mount Vernon Transfer Terminal in honor of the new barge loading record – 22 barges of coal in 21 hours. Pictured from left to right – Port Director Phil Wilzbacher and terminal employees: Don Barnett, Don Fuchs, Brian Nobles, Brandon Holton, Alex Smock, Jason Wyatt, Jeff Spieker, Deb Calvert, Darren Wilson, Dave Owens, Donnie Wilson and Taylor Kanipe.

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(Right) Foreign-trade zones are commonly used by petroleum, pharmaceutical, automotive and electronics manufacturing companies.

NEW PORT DIRECTOR Matt Smolek

Salt shipments were up 104 percent for the first half of 2009 at the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville.

David Haniford General Counsel

PORT OF INDIANA – JEFFERSONVILLE

Jody Peacock Director of Corporate Affairs

Ports of Indiana names new director for Jeffersonville port

Making Foreign-Trade Zones less foreign

The Ports of Indiana named Matt Smolek as port director at the

Born in Lafayette, Ind., Smolek earned his bachelor’s from Purdue University with a dual major in industrial management and manufacturing. He also earned a certificate in international business from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. Matt, his wife Haylee and son Haydyn currently live in San Pierre, Ind., and will be relocating to the Jeffersonville area in the near future.

Port conference educates southwest Indiana officials on FTZ benefits

Harris is the customs port director for the Port of Entry-Owensboro/ Evansville.

Foreign-Trade Zone expert Scott Taylor recently traveled to Evansville, Ind., to give a seminar on the advantages and opportunities of FTZs. The Ports of Indiana partnered with Sperry Van Ness/Martin Commerical Group and the Evansville-Vanderburgh Airport Authority to hold the breakfast conference featuring Taylor.

Taylor gave the group an overview of the FTZ program, covering both general purpose zones and subzones, as well as the roles of temporary boundary modifications and permanent expansions.

Where the water meets the road

Taylor is an attorney with Miller & Co., a Kansas City-based law firm serving a diverse clientele in international trade, customs and FTZ law. The firm has received global recognition for its involvement in the development of the U.S. FTZ program and has a broad client base in 47 states, Puerto Rico and in major trading centers throughout the world. The Ports of Indiana also hosted a presentation by Taylor at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor last year.

Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville. Smolek most recently served as sales manager for Consolidated Terminals and Logistics Co. (CTLC) based at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor on Lake Michigan. “Matt has demonstrated his ability not only for developing ocean-going cargo, but also for developing business on the inland river system,” said Rich Cooper, CEO for the Ports of Indiana. “His experience in advanced manufacturing, agribusiness and maritime commerce will allow him to hit the ground running as he begins working closely with our port companies and prospects in Jeffersonville.” CTLC, a division of CGB Enterprises Inc., provides handling and transportation services for bulk commodities and logistics operations domestically and around the world. Prior to joining CTLC, Smolek worked with SPX Corp. in Minnesota, Ford Motor Co. in Michigan and Smolek Farms in North Judson, Ind. “I am really looking forward to this challenge,” Smolek said. “I have had a great opportunity to work with the Ports of Indiana in a business development role for the past two years and now I am excited to be able to take on a leadership role in Jeffersonville. I just hope to build on the tremendous success that port has already experienced and help port companies increase their business so that we can continue to grow the local economy.”

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Increased volumes of roadway products highlighted port shipments midway through 2009. Both road salt and asphalt tonnages were ahead of the 2008 midpoint – road salt was more than double last year’s six month total. Salt handled at the port is used to keep roads ice-free and tonnage usually varies from year to year depending on how bad weather was during the previous winter. Last year the region nearly ran out of salt. Asphalt shipments were up slightly over last year due to increases in road construction and stimulus funds being spent locally on infrastructure projects. While some cargo shipments declined due to the economic slowdown, grain shipments at the port remained relatively consistent with previous years. Grain moving through the port is generally shipped to overseas markets via barge shipments to the Gulf of Mexico that are transloaded to ocean vessels. The inland waterway system provides year-round connections to international ships at New Orleans and 38 U.S. states. Contact Matt Smolek at (812) 283-9662; msmolek@portsofindiana.com

Taylor

The U.S. Foreign-Trade Zone program celebrated a big anniversary this summer. It has been 75 years since Pres. Franklin Roosevelt created FTZs to allow the U.S. to better compete with foreign manufacturers. The program only had a few takers early on, but since the mid-70s, the number of FTZs has skyrocketed. Today, there are 266 FTZs across the county, including six in Indiana. The Evansville conference was held in July at the University of Evansville and hosted by its Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana. Attendees included business and community leaders, university students and professors, and Steven Harris from U.S. Customs and Border Protection with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

He also explained a new option available for expanding general purpose zones referred to as Alternative Site Framework (ASF). The intent of the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Board in structuring the ASF was to expedite and simplify the expansion process. It provides flexibility for zone grantees, such as the Ports of Indiana, to add new companies in its zone and streamlines the application process by limiting the information required to be submitted by companies applying for FTZ designation. The Ports of Indiana will be filing an ASF application with the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Board in the near future. This will allow new foreign-trade zone sites to be authorized for companies within 30 days as opposed to six months. Following authorization, the site must be activated by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency. This streamlined provision is available to any companies within the Ports of Indiana “service area.” The service area is not only the county where the three Ports of Indiana are located – Clark, Porter and Posey – but contiguous counties serviced by our organization as grantee for FTZ’s 152, 170 and 177. Contact us if you have any questions.

Ports of Indiana Foreign-Trade Zone Contacts: Jody Peacock, Director of Corporate Affairs (317) 233-6225; jpeacock@portsofindiana.com David Haniford, General Counsel (317) 232-9204; dhaniford@portsofindiana.com

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(Right) Foreign-trade zones are commonly used by petroleum, pharmaceutical, automotive and electronics manufacturing companies.

NEW PORT DIRECTOR Matt Smolek

Salt shipments were up 104 percent for the first half of 2009 at the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville.

David Haniford General Counsel

PORT OF INDIANA – JEFFERSONVILLE

Jody Peacock Director of Corporate Affairs

Ports of Indiana names new director for Jeffersonville port

Making Foreign-Trade Zones less foreign

The Ports of Indiana named Matt Smolek as port director at the

Born in Lafayette, Ind., Smolek earned his bachelor’s from Purdue University with a dual major in industrial management and manufacturing. He also earned a certificate in international business from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. Matt, his wife Haylee and son Haydyn currently live in San Pierre, Ind., and will be relocating to the Jeffersonville area in the near future.

Port conference educates southwest Indiana officials on FTZ benefits

Harris is the customs port director for the Port of Entry-Owensboro/ Evansville.

Foreign-Trade Zone expert Scott Taylor recently traveled to Evansville, Ind., to give a seminar on the advantages and opportunities of FTZs. The Ports of Indiana partnered with Sperry Van Ness/Martin Commerical Group and the Evansville-Vanderburgh Airport Authority to hold the breakfast conference featuring Taylor.

Taylor gave the group an overview of the FTZ program, covering both general purpose zones and subzones, as well as the roles of temporary boundary modifications and permanent expansions.

Where the water meets the road

Taylor is an attorney with Miller & Co., a Kansas City-based law firm serving a diverse clientele in international trade, customs and FTZ law. The firm has received global recognition for its involvement in the development of the U.S. FTZ program and has a broad client base in 47 states, Puerto Rico and in major trading centers throughout the world. The Ports of Indiana also hosted a presentation by Taylor at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor last year.

Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville. Smolek most recently served as sales manager for Consolidated Terminals and Logistics Co. (CTLC) based at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor on Lake Michigan. “Matt has demonstrated his ability not only for developing ocean-going cargo, but also for developing business on the inland river system,” said Rich Cooper, CEO for the Ports of Indiana. “His experience in advanced manufacturing, agribusiness and maritime commerce will allow him to hit the ground running as he begins working closely with our port companies and prospects in Jeffersonville.” CTLC, a division of CGB Enterprises Inc., provides handling and transportation services for bulk commodities and logistics operations domestically and around the world. Prior to joining CTLC, Smolek worked with SPX Corp. in Minnesota, Ford Motor Co. in Michigan and Smolek Farms in North Judson, Ind. “I am really looking forward to this challenge,” Smolek said. “I have had a great opportunity to work with the Ports of Indiana in a business development role for the past two years and now I am excited to be able to take on a leadership role in Jeffersonville. I just hope to build on the tremendous success that port has already experienced and help port companies increase their business so that we can continue to grow the local economy.”

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Increased volumes of roadway products highlighted port shipments midway through 2009. Both road salt and asphalt tonnages were ahead of the 2008 midpoint – road salt was more than double last year’s six month total. Salt handled at the port is used to keep roads ice-free and tonnage usually varies from year to year depending on how bad weather was during the previous winter. Last year the region nearly ran out of salt. Asphalt shipments were up slightly over last year due to increases in road construction and stimulus funds being spent locally on infrastructure projects. While some cargo shipments declined due to the economic slowdown, grain shipments at the port remained relatively consistent with previous years. Grain moving through the port is generally shipped to overseas markets via barge shipments to the Gulf of Mexico that are transloaded to ocean vessels. The inland waterway system provides year-round connections to international ships at New Orleans and 38 U.S. states. Contact Matt Smolek at (812) 283-9662; msmolek@portsofindiana.com

Taylor

The U.S. Foreign-Trade Zone program celebrated a big anniversary this summer. It has been 75 years since Pres. Franklin Roosevelt created FTZs to allow the U.S. to better compete with foreign manufacturers. The program only had a few takers early on, but since the mid-70s, the number of FTZs has skyrocketed. Today, there are 266 FTZs across the county, including six in Indiana. The Evansville conference was held in July at the University of Evansville and hosted by its Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana. Attendees included business and community leaders, university students and professors, and Steven Harris from U.S. Customs and Border Protection with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

He also explained a new option available for expanding general purpose zones referred to as Alternative Site Framework (ASF). The intent of the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Board in structuring the ASF was to expedite and simplify the expansion process. It provides flexibility for zone grantees, such as the Ports of Indiana, to add new companies in its zone and streamlines the application process by limiting the information required to be submitted by companies applying for FTZ designation. The Ports of Indiana will be filing an ASF application with the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Board in the near future. This will allow new foreign-trade zone sites to be authorized for companies within 30 days as opposed to six months. Following authorization, the site must be activated by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency. This streamlined provision is available to any companies within the Ports of Indiana “service area.” The service area is not only the county where the three Ports of Indiana are located – Clark, Porter and Posey – but contiguous counties serviced by our organization as grantee for FTZ’s 152, 170 and 177. Contact us if you have any questions.

Ports of Indiana Foreign-Trade Zone Contacts: Jody Peacock, Director of Corporate Affairs (317) 233-6225; jpeacock@portsofindiana.com David Haniford, General Counsel (317) 232-9204; dhaniford@portsofindiana.com

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150 W. Market St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46204 (317) 232-9200 / fx (317) 232-0137 / info@portsofindiana.com www.portsofindiana.com www.indianalogistics.com PORT OF INDIANA BURNS HARBOR 6625 S. Boundary Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-8638 ADS Logistics Roll & Hold Division 725 George Nelson Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-5015 Transportation, warehousing, inventory mgmt.

Great Lakes Towing Co. 1800 Terminal Tower, 50 Public Sq. Cleveland, OH 44113 216-621-4854 Tugboat, towing, barge services

ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor 250 W. U.S. Highway 12 Burns Harbor, IN 46304 219-787-2120 Steel mill

Hoosier Healthcare Northwest 6615 S. Boundary Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-8662 Occupational healthcare facility

Aqua-Land Communications Inc. 60 Stagecoach Road Portage, IN 46368 219-762-1541 Communications provider Behr Iron & Steel 6735 Waterway Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-1020 Scrap bailing operation Beta Steel Corp. 6500 S. Boundary Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-8200 Hot-rolled steel processing Calumite Co. 900 George Nelson Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-5045 Calumite processing Cargill Inc. 6640 Ship Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-9461 Grain handling and ag products Carmeuse Lime and Stone 165 Steel Road Portage, IN 46368 219-787-9190 Limestone processing Central Coil Processing 501 George Nelson Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-5000 Steel processing Consolidated Terminals & Logistics Co. 6625 South Boundary Drive Portage, Indiana 46368 219-787-8000 Federal Marine Terminals Inc. 415 Salmon Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-1017 Stevedoring and trucking Feralloy Midwest Portage 6755 Waterway Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-9698 Steel processing Feralloy Processing Co. 600 George Nelson Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-8773 Steel processing Frick Services 800 Sun Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-9475 Dry/liquid bulk storage/distribution

Directory

Listed below are all companies located at Indiana’s three ports PORT OF INDIANA MOUNT VERNON 2751 Bluff Road, Mount Vernon, IN 47620 812-838-4382

PORT OF INDIANA JEFFERSONVILLE 5100 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-283-9662

Agrium U.S. Inc. 2501 Bluff Road Mount Vernon, IN 47620 812-838-9779 Fertilizer distribution

Airgas Specialty Products 5142 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-283-6932 Chemical mfg. and distribution

Metals USA 702 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-288-8906 Metals processing, distribution

Barretts Minerals Inc. 2700 Bluff Road Mount Vernon, IN 47620 812-838-5236 Minerals processing

Chemtrusion Inc. 1403 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-280-2910 Plastic resin processing

MG Rail 5130 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-288-8906 Rail services

Indiana Pickling & Processing 6650 Nautical Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-8889 Steel pickling

Bristol-Myers Squibb/KENCO 3101 Highway 62 East Mount Vernon, IN 47620 812-833-3416 Distribution and warehousing

Mytex Polymers Inc. 1403 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-280-2900 Plastic resin distribution

International Longshoremen’s Assoc. Local 1969 6031 Melton Road U.S. Highway 20 Portage, IN 46368 219-764-9715

CEMEX/Kosmos Cement 3301 Port East-West Road 570 Mount Vernon, IN 47620 812-838-3465 Cement distribution

Consolidated Grain & Barge Co. 5143 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-283-9500 Grain terminal, bulk stevedore, logistical services

Lakes and Rivers Transfer 4600 E. 15th Ave. Gary, IN 46403 219-787-9280 Bulk stevedoring, trucking Leeco Steel 1000 E. Boundary Road Portage, IN 46368 800-621-4366 Steel plate service center Levy Co. 900 George Nelson Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-8666 Aggregate processing Metro International Trade Services LLC 345 Salmon Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-8690 Metals distribution and storage Mid-Continent Coal & Coke Co. 915 W. 175th St. Homewood, IL 60430 708-798-1110 Steel processing and distributor Precision Strip Inc. 6720 Waterway Drive Portage, Indiana 46368 219-787-1602 S&L Great Lakes Transportation 1175 George Nelson Drive Portage, Indiana 46368 219-764-3700 Steel Warehouse Co. Inc. 6780 Waterway Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-8887 Liquid storage, handling Tanco Terminals Inc. 400 E Boundary Drive Portage, Indiana 46368 219-787-8159 Tube City IMS Division by Beta Steel 6500 S. Boundary Drive Portage, Indiana 46368 219-787-0004 Walsh & Kelly 24358 State Road 23 South Bend, IN 46614 574-288-4811 Asphalt processing

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Consolidated Grain & Barge Co. Merchandising Division 2801 Bluff Road Mount Vernon, IN 47620 812-833-3214 Grain terminal Consolidated Grain & Barge Co. Soybean Processing Division P.O. Box 547 Mount Vernon, IN 47620 812-838-3214 Consolidated Terminals & Logistics Co. P.O. Box 547 Mount Vernon, IN 47620 812-833-3208 General cargo stevedoring and logistics

Consolidated Terminals & Logistics Co. 5143 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-283-9500 General cargo stevedoring and logistics Cylicron Engineered Cylinders 5171 Maritime Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-283-4600 Industrial cylinder mfg. Eagle Steel Products Inc. 5150 Loop Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-282-4770 Steel processing and distributor FedEx Ground 5153 Maritime Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-218-0781 Parcel distribution logistics

Mount Vernon Transfer Terminal 3300 Bluff Road Mount Vernon, IN 47620 812-838-5532 Coal transloading to barge

Flexible Materials Inc. 1202 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-280-7000 Wood-panel processing

TPG Mount Vernon Marine Mount Vernon Barge Service P.O. Box 607 Mount Vernon, IN 47620 812-838-4889 Towing, fleeting, barge cleaning/ repair, stevedoring

Idemitsu Lubricants America Corp. 701 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-284-3300 Lubrication for auto industry

Tri-County Agronomics 1711 Bluff Road Mount Vernon, IN 47620 812-838-1755 Liquid fertilizer, pesticide and herbicide distribution

Interstate Structures A division of Mid-Park Inc. 1302 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-284-6430 Steel fabrication Jeffersonville River Terminal 5130 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-282-0471 Steel galvanizing Kasle Metal Processing 5146 Maritime Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-282-0471 Metal Processing Kinder Morgan 5146 Loop Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-282-4938 Warehousing, stevedoring, logistics

Moving more freight per capita than any state with at least 3 million in population

Namasco 5150 Maritime Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-284-4141 Steel warehousing and distribution Nova Tube Indiana 1195 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-285-9796 Steel tube mfg. Roll Forming Corp. Indiana 1205 N. Access Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-284-0650 Roll-forming of steel components, structural tubes Steel Dynamics Inc. 5134 Loop Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-218-1490 Steel coils galvanizing Tanco Clark Maritime 5144 Utica Pike Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-280-7300 Liquid storage, handling TMSi 1251 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-280-5850 Distribution and warehousing Valmont Industries Inc. 1117 Brown Forman Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-284-5241 Steel galvanizing

INDIANA RANKS…

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1st in pass-through interstates 1st in movement of primary metals 3rd in number of railroads 5th in truck tonnage 5th in rail carloads 7th in U.S. waterborne shipping 15th in foreign and domestic waterborne shipping

Vitran Express 1402 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-280-7211 Freight services ,distributions Voss/Clark Industries 701 Loop Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-283-7700 Steel processing and distributor

Burns Harbor | Jeffersonville | Mount Vernon www.portsofindiana.com | 800.232.PORT [7678]

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150 W. Market St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46204 (317) 232-9200 / fx (317) 232-0137 / info@portsofindiana.com www.portsofindiana.com www.indianalogistics.com PORT OF INDIANA BURNS HARBOR 6625 S. Boundary Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-8638 ADS Logistics Roll & Hold Division 725 George Nelson Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-5015 Transportation, warehousing, inventory mgmt.

Great Lakes Towing Co. 1800 Terminal Tower, 50 Public Sq. Cleveland, OH 44113 216-621-4854 Tugboat, towing, barge services

ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor 250 W. U.S. Highway 12 Burns Harbor, IN 46304 219-787-2120 Steel mill

Hoosier Healthcare Northwest 6615 S. Boundary Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-8662 Occupational healthcare facility

Aqua-Land Communications Inc. 60 Stagecoach Road Portage, IN 46368 219-762-1541 Communications provider Behr Iron & Steel 6735 Waterway Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-1020 Scrap bailing operation Beta Steel Corp. 6500 S. Boundary Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-8200 Hot-rolled steel processing Calumite Co. 900 George Nelson Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-5045 Calumite processing Cargill Inc. 6640 Ship Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-9461 Grain handling and ag products Carmeuse Lime and Stone 165 Steel Road Portage, IN 46368 219-787-9190 Limestone processing Central Coil Processing 501 George Nelson Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-5000 Steel processing Consolidated Terminals & Logistics Co. 6625 South Boundary Drive Portage, Indiana 46368 219-787-8000 Federal Marine Terminals Inc. 415 Salmon Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-1017 Stevedoring and trucking Feralloy Midwest Portage 6755 Waterway Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-9698 Steel processing Feralloy Processing Co. 600 George Nelson Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-8773 Steel processing Frick Services 800 Sun Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-9475 Dry/liquid bulk storage/distribution

Directory

Listed below are all companies located at Indiana’s three ports PORT OF INDIANA MOUNT VERNON 2751 Bluff Road, Mount Vernon, IN 47620 812-838-4382

PORT OF INDIANA JEFFERSONVILLE 5100 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-283-9662

Agrium U.S. Inc. 2501 Bluff Road Mount Vernon, IN 47620 812-838-9779 Fertilizer distribution

Airgas Specialty Products 5142 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-283-6932 Chemical mfg. and distribution

Metals USA 702 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-288-8906 Metals processing, distribution

Barretts Minerals Inc. 2700 Bluff Road Mount Vernon, IN 47620 812-838-5236 Minerals processing

Chemtrusion Inc. 1403 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-280-2910 Plastic resin processing

MG Rail 5130 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-288-8906 Rail services

Indiana Pickling & Processing 6650 Nautical Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-8889 Steel pickling

Bristol-Myers Squibb/KENCO 3101 Highway 62 East Mount Vernon, IN 47620 812-833-3416 Distribution and warehousing

Mytex Polymers Inc. 1403 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-280-2900 Plastic resin distribution

International Longshoremen’s Assoc. Local 1969 6031 Melton Road U.S. Highway 20 Portage, IN 46368 219-764-9715

CEMEX/Kosmos Cement 3301 Port East-West Road 570 Mount Vernon, IN 47620 812-838-3465 Cement distribution

Consolidated Grain & Barge Co. 5143 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-283-9500 Grain terminal, bulk stevedore, logistical services

Lakes and Rivers Transfer 4600 E. 15th Ave. Gary, IN 46403 219-787-9280 Bulk stevedoring, trucking Leeco Steel 1000 E. Boundary Road Portage, IN 46368 800-621-4366 Steel plate service center Levy Co. 900 George Nelson Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-8666 Aggregate processing Metro International Trade Services LLC 345 Salmon Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-8690 Metals distribution and storage Mid-Continent Coal & Coke Co. 915 W. 175th St. Homewood, IL 60430 708-798-1110 Steel processing and distributor Precision Strip Inc. 6720 Waterway Drive Portage, Indiana 46368 219-787-1602 S&L Great Lakes Transportation 1175 George Nelson Drive Portage, Indiana 46368 219-764-3700 Steel Warehouse Co. Inc. 6780 Waterway Drive Portage, IN 46368 219-787-8887 Liquid storage, handling Tanco Terminals Inc. 400 E Boundary Drive Portage, Indiana 46368 219-787-8159 Tube City IMS Division by Beta Steel 6500 S. Boundary Drive Portage, Indiana 46368 219-787-0004 Walsh & Kelly 24358 State Road 23 South Bend, IN 46614 574-288-4811 Asphalt processing

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Consolidated Grain & Barge Co. Merchandising Division 2801 Bluff Road Mount Vernon, IN 47620 812-833-3214 Grain terminal Consolidated Grain & Barge Co. Soybean Processing Division P.O. Box 547 Mount Vernon, IN 47620 812-838-3214 Consolidated Terminals & Logistics Co. P.O. Box 547 Mount Vernon, IN 47620 812-833-3208 General cargo stevedoring and logistics

Consolidated Terminals & Logistics Co. 5143 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-283-9500 General cargo stevedoring and logistics Cylicron Engineered Cylinders 5171 Maritime Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-283-4600 Industrial cylinder mfg. Eagle Steel Products Inc. 5150 Loop Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-282-4770 Steel processing and distributor FedEx Ground 5153 Maritime Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-218-0781 Parcel distribution logistics

Mount Vernon Transfer Terminal 3300 Bluff Road Mount Vernon, IN 47620 812-838-5532 Coal transloading to barge

Flexible Materials Inc. 1202 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-280-7000 Wood-panel processing

TPG Mount Vernon Marine Mount Vernon Barge Service P.O. Box 607 Mount Vernon, IN 47620 812-838-4889 Towing, fleeting, barge cleaning/ repair, stevedoring

Idemitsu Lubricants America Corp. 701 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-284-3300 Lubrication for auto industry

Tri-County Agronomics 1711 Bluff Road Mount Vernon, IN 47620 812-838-1755 Liquid fertilizer, pesticide and herbicide distribution

Interstate Structures A division of Mid-Park Inc. 1302 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-284-6430 Steel fabrication Jeffersonville River Terminal 5130 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-282-0471 Steel galvanizing Kasle Metal Processing 5146 Maritime Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-282-0471 Metal Processing Kinder Morgan 5146 Loop Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-282-4938 Warehousing, stevedoring, logistics

Moving more freight per capita than any state with at least 3 million in population

Namasco 5150 Maritime Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-284-4141 Steel warehousing and distribution Nova Tube Indiana 1195 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-285-9796 Steel tube mfg. Roll Forming Corp. Indiana 1205 N. Access Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-284-0650 Roll-forming of steel components, structural tubes Steel Dynamics Inc. 5134 Loop Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-218-1490 Steel coils galvanizing Tanco Clark Maritime 5144 Utica Pike Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-280-7300 Liquid storage, handling TMSi 1251 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-280-5850 Distribution and warehousing Valmont Industries Inc. 1117 Brown Forman Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-284-5241 Steel galvanizing

INDIANA RANKS…

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1st in pass-through interstates 1st in movement of primary metals 3rd in number of railroads 5th in truck tonnage 5th in rail carloads 7th in U.S. waterborne shipping 15th in foreign and domestic waterborne shipping

Vitran Express 1402 Port Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-280-7211 Freight services ,distributions Voss/Clark Industries 701 Loop Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-283-7700 Steel processing and distributor

Burns Harbor | Jeffersonville | Mount Vernon www.portsofindiana.com | 800.232.PORT [7678]

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