Canadian Company Opens $90M Warehouse in Hammond

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Canada-based PotashCorp has opened a massive distribution facility in Hammond. The company says the $90 million Hammond Regional Distribution Center can hold about 120,000 tons of potash, a primary crop nutrient used in fertilizer, and will reduce delivery times to customers throughout the United States.

PotashCorp says the facility will help the company handle its increase in capacity from recently-expanded mines in Saskatchewan. The Hammond warehouse has the ability to unload railcars as a faster rate than a typical potash warehouse, according to the company.

"It improves our ability to efficiently deliver potash to our U.S. market," says Bob Felgenhauer, vice president of transportation and distribution for PotashCorp. "Building this facility shows our customers we are committed to meeting their needs and are willing to invest in facilities to do that."

PotashCorp completed the first phase of the project in 2012 by adding 14 miles of track to the rail yard. In addition to the amount of potash the facility can hold, it also has a standing capacity of up to 1,000 railcars. PotashCorp says the facility being positioned near the Chicago rail corridor but having the ability to bypass its congestion allows the company to reduce delivery times.

You can learn more about the Hammond Regional Distribution Center by viewing the video below:

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