Union Pacific and Katoen Natie break ground on Dallas plastic packaging facility

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Union Pacific and Katoen Natie have broken ground on a plastic packaging facility. Construction for the site is underway at the Prime Pointe Industrial Park, a 3,000-acre industrial park located in South Dallas County adjacent to Union Pacific’s Dallas Intermodal Terminal (DIT).

Upon start-up, the Katoen Natie facility will have at least 250,000 sq ft of warehouse space that may expand to up to 2.5m sq ft of space as warranted by market conditions. The space will have direct railroad access, served by Union Pacific.

Scheduled for completion in the third quarter 2018, this facility will become Katoen Natie’s 20th NAFTA location. Producers will ship bulk railcars of plastic resin pellets to the warehouse where the pellets will be packaged and loaded into intermodal containers. After a short trip to the adjacent intermodal terminal, Union Pacific’s Dallas to Dock service will transport the containers to ocean ports via intermodal service.

Kenny Rocker, Union Pacific Vice President & General Manager – Industrial, commented: “We are committed to providing service solutions to the petrochemical industry. Katoen Natie‘s Dallas location aligns with container availability, a core need of our customer base. From Dallas, Union Pacific’s premium intermodal services deliver to the West Coast where producers are able to export to global destinations”.

Source: Union Pacific