Indiana Rail Road has cut the ribbon on its new Merom Transload facility. The railroad says the $2.5 million rail-to-truck transload will give companies in the Wabash Valley the benefits of long-haul rail and short-haul trucking.
Merom Transload is adjacent to Hoosier Energy’s Merom Generating Station. A spokesman for INRD says the facility will create four full-time jobs at the start with more on the way "as business develops."
"We’ve opened Merom today to serve our partners at Hoosier Energy and Nelson Brothers mining services, to help them create more efficient supply chains," said Peter Mills, chief executive officer of INRD. "However, Merom will offer operational efficiencies and superior service to agricultural and manufacturing companies across the Wabash Valley – in Indiana and Illinois – so we look forward to creating new partnerships through this great asset."
Merom is INRD’s third rail-to-truck transload facility, joining the Senate Avenue Terminal in downtown Indianapolis and the Odon Transload near Naval Support Activity Crane.