Kingsboro Industrial Sites in Edgecombe County, N.C., are the first recipients in the state to receive CSX Select Site designation, CSX Corp. has announced.
The Select Sites program reviews manufacturing and distribution development sites along the CSX network, designating areas that meet standard land use issues and are ready for freight rail service development.
“Through Select Sties, we can provide increased speed to market and lower upfront development risk for companies seeking industrial property for manufacturing operations,” said Clark Robertson, CSX’s assistant vice president of regional development.
“The Kingsboro Industrial Sites are a rare find,” said Jonathan Gemmen, location consultant with The Austin Company. “With increasing demand for rail services, we were surprised to find this available group of large, rail-served industrial sites adjacent to an interstate quality highway. The sites are flat and cleared, and the utilities are adjacent to the property with ample capacity.”
CSX introduced the program in January, partnering with The Austin Company, a site-selection consulting firm, to screen candidate sites and assist in the application and certification process.