Congressman Joe Donnelly yesterday attended the groundbreaking ceremony for INland Logistics Port–Kingsbury. This LaPorte County project aims to develop 800 acres of land and increase accessibility to the industrial park via truck and rail. Donnelly has worked with the Army Corps of Engineers, Kingsbury Utilities, the 624th Quartermaster Company, and Halfwassen Group, LLC, to come to an agreement to begin developing the intermodal port.
Donnelly said he was pleased to help break ground on such an important project, and said the improvements in rail access to help to give area businesses easier access to more markets. He said it will provide them with additional opportunities to grow their business and ultimately create more jobs in Indiana.
Donnelly said he will continue to work until every Hoosier who wants a job is employed.
ILP-K is one of six CSX sites in the country that have been approved for immediate development. The initial phase of construction on ILP-K will connect the park to existing CSX Transportation railroad tracks. When the project is complete, a direct rail route will connect ILP-K and Tampa Bay, Fla, allowing the transportation of Midwest-grown and processed foods to Tampa.
Picture caption: Congressman Donnelly (fourth from left) breaks ground on the initial phase of construction for INland Logistics Port-Kingsbury.