Wellsville Intermodal Facility Eyes Markets

Wednesday, June 28th 2017

WELLSVILLE, Ohio – The Wellsville Intermodal Facility was designed to take in thousands of tons of commodities – minerals and foodstuffs — from barges, then load them onto trucks or freight trains or store them in nearby warehouses, silos and tanks.

But on Tuesday an overhead crane loaded 1,800 tons of limestone onto a barge to be shipped from the intermodal park, which officials view as the start of more activity on the Ohio River.

“We’re now at the point where business is growing. So it’s starting to move out the other way,” said the owner and president of Pier 48 Stevedoring, Larry Heck.

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