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1. EDGE Mulls Tax Break for Plastics Recycling Co. -

A company that recycles and manufactures post-industrial plastics is considering relocating from Arkansas to Memphis.

RE-CY, or RE-CY Plastics, is considering acquiring a facility on Winchester Road to recycle and manufacture plastics, which are then used for automotive parts, decking and IKEA furniture.

2. Commission Approves Fite Bridge Contracts -

Shelby County Commissioners approved Monday, April 28, a set of three resolutions funding a $13.7 million Fite Road bridge, intersection alignment and the relocation of utilities in north Shelby County.

3. Commission Approves Fite Road Bridge Contracts -

Shelby County Commissioners approved Monday, April 28, a set of three resolutions funding a $13.7 million Fite Road bridge, intersection alignment and the relocation of utilities in north Shelby County.

4. Budget Specifics Come In for County Commission -

Shelby County Commissioners are in that time of the year when crowded agendas yield to hearings and votes on a budget for the coming fiscal year.

So when the commission meets Monday, April 28, the agenda will be relatively light as commissioners begin to take in some of the details of the financial decisions they will make later.

5. Industrial Park Expansions Gaining Momentum -

Economic development officials should know the final scope of a planned expansion of Presidents Island within the next 30 days while the proposed growth of nearby Frank C. Pidgeon Industrial Park is moving forward.

6. Industrial Park Expansions Are Gaining Momentum -

Economic development officials should know the final scope of a planned expansion of Presidents Island within the next 30 days while the proposed growth of nearby Frank C. Pidgeon Industrial Park is moving forward.

7. Industrial Revolution -

Frank C. Pidgeon Industrial Park was completed in 1967, but it’s only now, four-plus decades later, that the property is finally realizing its full potential.

The 3,500-acre industrial park was developed when Memphis and Shelby County paid roughly $4.5 million to buy the land in the late 1950s after city, county and Port Commission leaders saw the need for a large industrial park following the creation of Presidents Island.

8. Fite Road Closed Temporarily -

Fite Road between U.S. 51 and Raleigh Millington Road at the Canadian National Railway crossing will be closed Tuesday, Oct. 1, to Saturday, Oct. 5, for more road work on the crossing.

A year ago, the Shelby County Commission approved $844,686 for utility relocation for the bridge over the crossing.

9. Expanding Horizon -

The city and county mayors are aggressively pushing for support for a major expansion of Presidents Island, including a concerted effort to bring city and county legislators on board.

“It represents an opportunity, not just in the immediate years to come, but for decades to come,” Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. told members of the Memphis City Council and Shelby County Commission during a Wednesday, Aug. 13, briefing at City Hall.

10. Congressional Delegation Tours Presidents Island -

The International Port of Memphis played host to a handful of influential guests Friday, June 21, just as the city and its partners are seeking a large federal grant to help expand the industrial area.

11. Project Could Double Usable Space on President's Island -

If the Memphis and Shelby County Port Commission can win a sizeable grant from the federal government, work to build railroad capacity on Presidents Island – which would eventually allow for the future development of up to 1,500 acres there – could begin in August.

12. Riding the Rails -

By some estimates, America’s railroad companies are in the midst of the largest investment boom since the Gilded Age – when America’s railroad track mileage tripled between 1860 and 1880.

This year, North American’s freight railroads plan to invest $24.5 billion in intermodal terminals, new track, bridges and tunnels, safety equipment and rail cars, according to the Association of American Railroads.

13. March 8-14: This Week in Memphis History -

2012: E. Hunter Harrison, the former CEO of Canadian National Railway Co. spoke to the first class of the leadership academy of the University of Memphis Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute. A month later, Harrison was named CEO of rival Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd., sparking a legal battle between the two rail giants for the next year over Harrison’s no-compete agreement. The battle ended last month with CP agreeing not to hire a group of more than 100 CN employees until the end of 2016.

14. Pinnacle Saga Ends With Move North -

The city of Memphis did not promise any incentives to Pinnacle Airlines as the regional air carrier weighed the decision it made Thursday, Jan. 24, to move its headquarters from Memphis to Minneapolis.

15. Chism Hardy Moves Deeper Into Logistics -

The certified public accountant who bought the old Coors Belle brewery in Hickory Hill seven years ago and turned it into Hardy Bottling Co. has taken the supply chain lessons from the business into the logistics industry.

16. Trains Carrying More Oil Across US Amid Boom -

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – Energy companies behind the oil boom on the Northern Plains are increasingly turning to an industrial-age workhorse – the locomotive – to move their crude to refineries across the U.S., as plans for new pipelines stall and existing lines can't keep up with demand.

17. ‘Banner Year’ for Logistics Industry -

Positive momentum far outweighed the negative in the local logistics and distribution industry during 2012, as city officials and business leaders continued elevating Memphis’s status as world logistics hub.

18. Commission to Vote on Industrial Land Sale -

Shelby County Commissioners take up the proposed sale Monday, Dec. 3, of 33.6 acres of land in the Frank C. Pidgeon Industrial Park in southwest Memphis.

Carolyn Hardy, owner of the Hardy Bottling Co. and consultant to the Blues City Brewery operation that later bought the plant, wants to buy the last available roadside acreage in the industrial park for a business to store and stage modular containers.

19. Road Project Will Enhance Local Logistics Assets -

Construction is barreling forward on the Paul Lowry Road project, which will provide better access to the Frank C. Pidgeon Industrial Park south of Downtown.

The six-month project began in June, and a completion date is on target for the second week of December.

20. Development Accelerator -

The city of Millington didn’t have a city engineer until 2008 when it had to have one in order to have local control over the Veterans Parkway road construction project.

“I thought it was kind of my cross to bear since I was hired in 2008,” Millington City Engineer Darek Baskin said this week of the road.

21. County Commission Approves New Dobbs Honda Location -

Shelby County Commissioners approved Monday, Oct. 22, a Dobbs Honda car lot on the northeast side of Hacks Cross Road and Tenn. 385.

The dealership will move from the location it has had at 2785 Mendenhall Road for 20 years. The new dealership is a $10.5 million project that is expected to produce 30 jobs once completed.

22. Broadway Pizza Buys Building for East Memphis Expansion -

627 S. Mendenhall Road Memphis, TN 38117

Sale Amount: $365,000

Sale Date: Sept. 13, 2012

23. Three Star Leasing Files Loans on Two Properties -

The owner of a pair of neighboring industrial facilities on Chelsea Avenue has filed two loans – a $1.7 million deed of trust and a $1 million line of credit – through IberiaBank on the properties.

24. Millington Acreage Facing Foreclosure -

Close to 47 acres of land on Raleigh-Millington Road in Millington is facing foreclosure after its owner, Turner & Edwards LLC, defaulted on a $299,039 loan through InSouth Bank dated Jan. 16, 2009.

25. New Plants Point to Infrastructure Needs -

Greater Memphis Chamber leader Dexter Muller is fond of recounting how hard it was to sell the Frank C. Pidgeon Industrial Park to site consultants for manufacturing companies.

26. Council Approves Fast Track Application For Kruger -

The Memphis City Council approved Tuesday, April 3, the city’s application for $2 million in state Fast Track Infrastructure Development Grant funds for the North Memphis plant renovation and expansion by K.T.G. USA Inc., the parent company of Kruger.

27. Council Approves Liberty Bowl Upgrade Financing -

The Memphis City Council approved up to $9 million in financing Tuesday, April 3, for improvements to the Liberty Bowl that come with the University of Memphis Tigers football team moving to the Big East athletic conference.

28. Former CN Chief Launches Academy -

When E. Hunter Harrison speaks to the first class of the new leadership academy Friday, March 9, at the University of Memphis Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute, it will be the first step on a path to a different kind of front office.

29. 18-Cent Tax Hike Advances in Council -

A one-time, 18-cent city property tax hike was approved by the Memphis City Council Tuesday, March 6, on the second of three readings.

But the final vote in two weeks on the tax hike that would come in the form of a special tax bill promises to be a close vote with lots of debate.

30. City Council Discusses Property Tax Hike -

Memphis City Council members will talk more Tuesday, March 6, about the city’s flow of red ink.

On the council’s agenda is the second of three votes on the ordinance that would send out a one-time-only property tax bill that is an 18-cent increase in property taxes. The council meets at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall, 125 N. Main St.

31. The Right Place -

When people think of Memphis, they might picture an aerial shot of Downtown – skyscrapers, The Pyramid and all.

But Andy Cates’ view of Memphis is different. He sees the city’s “dirty, industrial real estate.”

32. Commission Approves Pidgeon Park Option -

Shelby County Commissioners approved an option agreement Monday, Feb. 20, between the Memphis and Shelby County Port Commission and Illinois Central Railroad for the railroad to buy 800 acres in the Frank C. Pidgeon Industrial Park. The 10-year option sets a price of $12,000 an acre to develop a Memphis Logistics Park. More than 80 percent of the infrastructure cost would be paid by Canadian National Railway Co., the parent company of Illinois Central.

33. Commission Has 9 Votes For Single Member District Shift -

Shelby County Commissioners had nine votes Monday, Feb. 20, to pass a redistricting plan that would change the 13-member five-district body into a body of 13 single-member districts.

The ordinance’s passage on the second of three readings saw four commissioners change their previous votes.

34. Redistricting Up for Second Reading -

Shelby County Commissioners will see Monday, Feb. 20, if there is still a seven-vote majority on the body to pass a new set of district lines and a new commission structure on the second of three readings.

35. Gulotta: Things ‘Falling Into Place for Millington’ -

If there’s one thing that’s going on right now in the area of economic development in Memphis and throughout Shelby County, it’s change.

That’s the message Charles Gulotta, executive director of the city-county Office of Economic Development, delivered to the Memphis Certified Commercial Investment Members Tuesday, Jan. 17, at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave.

36. Gulotta: Things ‘Falling Into Place for Millington’ -

If there’s one thing that’s going on right now in the area of economic development in Memphis and throughout Shelby County, it’s change.

That’s the message Charles Gulotta, executive director of the city-county Office of Economic Development, delivered to the Memphis Certified Commercial Investment Members Tuesday, Jan. 17, at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave.

37. 'In the Middle' -

Memphis executives and business owners moving their goods around the world this year kept a close eye on international developments like the Arab spring and the Greek government’s fiscal crisis.

38. Railroads Avert Looming Strike -

NEW YORK (AP) – Railroads have cleared a major hurdle as the industry averted a looming strike, paving the way for growth ahead, analysts said Friday.

The freight rail industry announced late Thursday it has settled labor disputes with two unions and agreed to extend talks with a third. Without the agreements, the railway unions could have launched a strike as early as Tuesday, when a federal "cooling off" period was set to expire. The agreements came just hours after Republican House leaders said they would move to vote Friday on emergency legislation to prevent a work stoppage.

39. Railroads Avert Looming Strike -

NEW YORK (AP) – Railroads have cleared a major hurdle as the industry averted a looming strike, paving the way for growth ahead, analysts said Friday.

The freight rail industry announced late Thursday it has settled labor disputes with two unions and agreed to extend talks with a third. Without the agreements, the railway unions could have launched a strike as early as Tuesday, when a federal "cooling off" period was set to expire. The agreements came just hours after Republican House leaders said they would move to vote Friday on emergency legislation to prevent a work stoppage.

40. NSTB Agrees to Hearing on Miss. Railway Closure -

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The National Surface Transportation Board has agreed to hold a public hearing in Mississippi on a proposal to abandon 83 miles of track from Grenada to Canton.

The Mississippi Transportation Commission, the attorney general's office, members of the state's congressional delegation and local officials had asked the NSTB for a public hearing.

41. Continental Shift -

After a 15-year transformation from a government operated east-west railroad network to a privately owned company with a North American reach, Canadian National Railway Co. is positioning itself as a logistics “enabler.”

42. Railroad Central -

The CEO of Canadian National Railway Co. sees CN’s framework expanding as a supply chain “enabler” and Memphis is a key part of that transformation of what was once a government-operated railroad that has changed radically in the last 15 years.

43. CN Rail Safety Week Holds Activities in Memphis -

Canadian National Railway Co. Police will conduct safety blitz operations targeting commuters in Memphis through May 8 for Rail Safety Week 2011.

44. Memphis World Trade Club Installs New Officers -

The Memphis World Trade Club, one of the largest and oldest international trade clubs in the United States, has installed its 2011 board and officers.

The officers are: Roquita Coleman of Canadian National Railway Co., president; Katie Hooser of Intermodal Cartage Co., first vice president; Robert Hill, a logistics and services consultant, second vice president; Jud Cannon of Cannon, Wright, Blount, treasurer; and Tesha Saulsberry of Smith & Nephew, secretary.

45. Norfolk Yard Finally Set to Commence -

Norfolk Southern Corp. has a busy year ahead as it finally begins preparations for a $112 million project that will create jobs, increase rail capacity and reduce highway traffic congestion in the Memphis area.

46. Norris, Conference Enhance IFTI Mission -

When it comes to logistics and distribution capabilities, Memphis’ leverage lies in the four Rs – roads, river, railway and runway.

The University of Memphis adds to the city’s viability in those industries with its Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute (IFTI), a public-private partnership that deals with myriad issues surrounding the movement of goods.

47. CSX CEO Says Trains Can Get Longer -

The CEO of CSX Corp. said Wednesday the railroad still has more room to grow its trains without adding staff, a key component of the efficiency that’s allowed it to grow earnings at a much faster pace than shipments have picked up.

48. World Trade Club Honors New Orleans -

Two signature events for the Memphis World Trade Club are approaching, both showcasing the Port of New Orleans, one of Memphis’ key trading partners.

The MWTC is one of the largest international trade clubs in the United States. Founded in 1947 and now in its 63rd year, the club’s mission is to promote participation and growth in international trade.

49. BNSF Opens New Rail Yard Site After Finishing Upgrades -

Memphis has long been a railroad town.

The city’s central location and the availability of other transport modes like the Mississippi River made it a popular choice with Class I railroads, five of which now have extensive intermodal and switching operations here.

50. Freight Central -

When Bruce Lambert was looking for a place to host a regional freight conference, he set his sights on a city about six hours upriver from his hometown of New Orleans.

51. Logistics Outfits Weather Rough ’09 -

All things considered, the local logistics sector fared better than many industries during 2009 as the recession claimed casualties throughout the U.S. Granted, some logistics, distribution and transportation companies suffered layoffs and closures, but the overall outlook is as bright as can be expected during these bleak times.

52. Muller to Tout City’s Position For Shipping -

Memphis’ role in the global supply chain is often underappreciated, but shippers moving auto parts from Yokohama to Yazoo City or electronics from Beijing to Birmingham understand this city’s importance.

53. BNSF Railway Preps for Intermodal Yard Opening -

Evidence of Memphis’ importance to the intermodal industry can be seen throughout town, but nowhere is it more apparent than at the intersection of Lamar Avenue and Shelby Drive, where nine-story cranes now dominate the warehouse district’s industrial skyline.

54. Taking Off -

Aviators attain flight and control the movements of their aircraft by precisely balancing the forces of lift, thrust, drag and gravity. The people piloting the aerotropolis initiative – the promotion of Memphis’ economy focused on the airport, other transportation assets and the connectivity among them – are negotiating their own set of physics in hopes of becoming airborne.

55. Taking Off -

Aviators attain flight and control the movements of their aircraft by precisely balancing the forces of lift, thrust, drag and gravity. The people piloting the aerotropolis initiative – the promotion of Memphis’ economy focused on the airport, other transportation assets and the connectivity among them – are negotiating their own set of physics in hopes of becoming airborne.

56. Trucking Biz Not Threatened By Rail’s Popularity -

Most of the logistics and transportation headlines these days revolve around railroads beefing up their operations in Memphis, one of the most significant intermodal centers in the country.

BNSF Railway Co. is completing a $200 million renovation of its intermodal terminal at Lamar Avenue and Shelby Drive.

57. CN’s Harrison Yard Elevates Railroad, Memphis -

E. Hunter Harrison’s railroad legacy was cemented last week when Canadian National Railway Co. renamed its Johnston Yard freight car switching facility after him.

58. CN Renames Yard After Harrison -

Canadian National Railway Co. has renamed its Johnston Yard freight car switching facility after retiring CEO and native Memphian E. Hunter Harrison following a $100 million renovation of the yard.

59. CN Renames Yard After Harrison -

Canadian National Railway Co. has renamed its Johnston Yard freight car switching facility after retiring CEO and native Memphian E. Hunter Harrison following a $100 million renovation of the yard.

60. CN’s $100M Renovation Draws to a Close -

Canadian National Railway Co. next week will unveil the three-year, $100 million renovation to its Johnston Yard freight car switching facility in South Memphis. The railroad will commemorate its massive investment of time and money on Sept. 24 at 11 a.m. at the yard, 297 Rivergate Road, off Horn Lake Road.

61. Study to Analyze Lamar Freight Corridor -

Thanks to an expanded BNSF Railway Co. intermodal terminal, direct access to the Southeastern U.S. and the bulk of the city’s warehouses and distribution centers, Lamar Avenue is a lifeline for Memphis’ logistics community.

62. Local Logistics Industry Embraces Norfolk Southern Expansion -

Although Norfolk Southern Corp.’s planned $129 million intermodal yard won’t be built within the city limits but instead in neighboring Rossville, Memphis’ logistics and distribution industries stand to benefit from the railroad’s decision to expand its local presence.

63. Canadian National Sells Three Rail Lines in Miss. -

Canadian National Railway, parent of Illinois Central Railroad, reported Wednesday it has sold 252 miles of rail line in Mississippi, including unprofitable routes from Natchez to Brookhaven and from Canton to Memphis.

64. Next Stop: Norfolk Southern’s intermodal plans take shape -

The freight trains that rumble through Memphis are hard to ignore, especially the ones that parallel or bisect main thoroughfares and disrupt traffic. But even people who don’t cross railroad tracks during their commutes are likely to hear the distant blare of horns at some point during the day as locomotives make their way into and out of the city.

65. Logistics Giants See Advantages in ‘Greening’ Operations -

Freight transportation isn’t inherently “green.” No industry that burns as much fossil fuel as planes, trains or trucks in moving goods from one place to another can be considered sustainable or environmentally friendly.

66. CSX Expects Volume Drop, More Furloughs in Q2 -

NEW YORK (AP) – Railroad operator CSX Corp. reported Wednesday it predicts double-digit declines in shipping volume to continue through the second quarter, and expects to furlough more employees as a result.

The Jacksonville, Fla.-based company said Wednesday in a conference call with analysts that sales will continue to be hurt as demand to ship goods by rail plummets.

67. Smith to Headline Transportation Conference -

FedEx founder Fred Smith goes “green” at a three-day conference in Memphis next week that will feature transportation industry leaders talking about green supply chain transportation initiatives.

68. Despite Distance, Memphis, Halifax Become Close Allies -

Memphis is separated from Halifax, Nova Scotia, by thousands of miles and an international border, but the distant cities are now closely aligned in a shared mission.

Political and business leaders from Memphis and Halifax, including the Memphis Regional Logistics Council and the Halifax Gateway Council, have signed an agreement to pursue mutually beneficial cargo connections and promote each other’s transportation assets when it comes to global trade.

69. Norfolk Southern Rules Out Pidgeon Park -

Norfolk Southern Corp. has officially ruled out Frank C. Pidgeon Industrial Park south of Downtown Memphis for its planned intermodal yard because of logistical reasons, the company confirmed Tuesday.

70. Norfolk Southern Wrangles With Detractors Over Expansion -

Economic investment during a recession typically receives a wave of support, but Norfolk Southern Corp.’s tentative plan to develop a massive intermodal yard in Fayette County has been met with a groundswell of resistance.

71. BNSF Offers Express International Container Service -

Already in the midst of a $200 million expansion to its Memphis intermodal yard near Lamar Avenue and Shelby Drive, BNSF Railway Co. is making another substantial investment in the city.

72. Senior-Living ‘Dream’ Moves Forward In Millington -

Barret Oaks, an ambitious $40 million mixed-use senior living development, will soon be under way on a 47-acre cotton field in Millington more than a year after its creators envisioned the concept.

73. Memphis Logistics Defies Storms, Stays on Top -

This past year was a mixed bag for the logistics and distribution industries, with a smattering of good news and bad news throughout 2008.

Mother Nature made perhaps the biggest impact of the year when devastating storms ripped through the area’s warehouse district Feb. 5, damaging distribution centers and forcing companies to find new storage places.

74. Railroad Co. Applies For Building Permit -

An $850,000 building permit has been filed for a vacant, wooded lot at 2921 Horn Lake Road, near the Canadian National Railway Co. railyard. The building permit, filed through the city-county office of Construction Code Enforcement, says the project is the completion of Phase I. No architect or contractor is listed for the property.

75. U of M Begins Intermodal Safety Center -

The University of Memphis has created the “CN – E. Hunter Harrison Center for Intermodal Safety and Emergency Preparedness” thanks to a $1 million donation by Canadian National Railway Co.

The new center falls under the U of M’s Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute (IFTI), which is housed within the university’s Herff College of Engineering. The center will address issues “related to the preparedness for and recovery from natural and manmade disasters within the intermodal freight transportation industry,” according to a release issued by the university.

76. DOT Says Freight Activity Gained Slightly in April -

WASHINGTON (AP) - Freight activity edged marginally higher in April and a passenger index also rose, according to government data released Wednesday.

The Transportation Department's Bureau of Transportation Statistics said its freight transportation services index, which measures changes in the output of services by the railroad, air freight and trucking industries, was 109.4 in April, about 0.1 percent higher than the same month last year.

77. DOT Says Freight Activity Fell in March -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Freight activity fell in March while a passenger index rose, according to government data.

The Transportation Department’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics has said its freight transportation services index, which measures changes in the output of services by the railroad, air freight and trucking industries, was 109.4 in March, 0.4 percent lower than the same month last year.

78. More Lawsuits Filed AgainstIllinois Central Railroad -      Eleven lawsuits recently have been filed in Shelby County Circuit Court by former Illinois Central Railroad Co. employees from Memphis alleging asbestos exposure, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.

79. Recycle Solutions Talks Trash With Biz Owners -

Mark Huber admits it can be a challenge getting business owners to talk about garbage - how much they produce, where it goes and what can be done to reduce it.

It can be harder getting them to consider recycling, because while the "green" movement might be all the rage in some parts of the country, that's not always the case locally.

80. Conference To Provide Fuel For Transport Future -

The Memphis World Trade Club will continue the momentum of its inaugural event of a year ago by hosting the second annual Memphis Multi Modal Conference March 19 and 20 at The Peabody hotel.

The first day's event is a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. followed by a selection of speakers the next day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

81. 2007 Freight Activity Down,DOT Says -      Freight activity fell in 2007 for the second straight year, while a passenger index rose, according to government data released Wednesday.
     The Transportation Department's Bureau of Trans

82. Commercial Real Estate Could Weather Economic Storm -

Memphis is among the few cities whose commercial real estate market should remain stable in 2008 amid a sluggish U.S. economy, according to a report released last week by Santa Ana, Calif.-based Grubb & Ellis Co.

83. Memphis Plays Integral Role in Logistics Future -

Peter Ladouceur of Canadian National Railway Co. stood before Memphis' top transportation professionals last week and recalled a famous scene from the movie "The Graduate," in which the lead character is advised to consider a career in "plastics."

84. Conference To Examine Intermodal Future In Memphis -

When a butterfly flaps its wings in China, it may or may not create a change in the atmosphere and bring thunderstorms to Memphis a week later.

But if a company that manufactures butterfly nets is forced to shut down its production for a month during next summer's Beijing Olympics to reduce air pollution, then warehouses, transportation companies and distribution centers everywhere surely will feel the impact.

85. TN Ethics Commission Chooses 11 Lobbyists for Random Audits - NASHVILLE (AP) - Eleven lobbyists were chosen Wednesday for random audits under Tennessee’s new ethics laws.

Ethics Commission staff will review financial records of the selected lobbyists to determine whether they are consistent with financial reports filed with the commission by the lobbyists and their employers.

86. Super-Terminal Dream Still Alive -

It wasn't just one wakeup call that inspired Memphis City Council member Dedrick Brittenum Jr. to revisit the concept of a rail "super terminal" at Frank C. Pidgeon Industrial Park.

No, wakeup calls occur every night when trains rumble past his Midtown home.

87. Canadian National UnveilsAlternative Fuels Strategy -      Canadian National Railway Co. (CN) has unveiled an alternative fuels strategy that is focused on generating new business from the transportation of ethanol and ethanol feedstock, wood pellets and biodiesel fuel.
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88. CN Railway Co. Touts Safety Week -

Trains rumble through Memphis every day, generating money for the local economy in the form of cargo loaded or unloaded in town.

All that activity and all those goods create more jobs and more demand for warehouse space, boosting the area's logistics and distribution industries.

89. BNSF Railway Poised to Make Memphis Integral Part of System -

BNSF Railway Co. has taken another step toward expanding its local footprint.

Last week the company filed a $2.1 million building permit to convert a vacant building into office space and locker rooms for employees, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com

90. Multi Modal Conference to Focus on Memphis' Growing Role in Global Marketplace -

Memphis was a much different place in 1947.

The Interstate Highway System still was in the planning stages. The birth of FedEx was 24 years away. Global trade meant shipping cotton and lumber downriver to the Port of New Orleans before it was delivered to the world.

91. New Canadian Rail Route Promises More Loot for Memphis -

Business moving from the United States to other countries isn't pleasant news for local economies. But when freight begins moving to Canada instead of Long Beach, Calif., it will be music to the ears of many Memphians.

92. '06 Chamber Efforts Signal Good Things to Come in Region -

Memo to the City of Memphis from the Memphis Regional Chamber: 2006 was a very good year.

Since this past summer, when the Memphis City Council approved a $175,000 one-year contract with chamber officials - part of a package that included other funding sources - the chamber parlayed its first government aid in two years into some impressive economic development victories.

93. Hot Water: Illinois Central slapped with more asbestos claims -

Five months after almost 50 employees of the Illinois Central Railroad Co. in Memphis sued the railroad for alleged asbestos exposure, another 24 Illinois Central workers are making the same claim.

94. Legion of Former and Current Employees Sues Illinois Central for Alleged Asbestos Exposure -

Almost 50 employees of the Illinois Central Railroad Co. in Memphis are each seeking up to $750,000 from the railroad in a series of lawsuits claiming the workers were exposed to asbestos on the job.

95. CN Plans Improvementsto Memphis Rail Yard - Canadian National Railway Co. has announced plans to spend nearly $1.3 billion on infrastructure enhancements and other network improvements in 2006, and the list includes a reconfiguration of the railway's Johnston Yard in Memphis. The figure marks

96. BNSF Moves on Expansion Plans -

Memphis, already firm in its status as a national transportation hub, is on the verge of another major transport industry development. Burlington Northern Santa Fe is moving forward with a planned expansion of its railway facility at Shelby Drive and Lamar Avenue.

97. Archived Article: Memos - John Koonce, Michael A

John Koonce, Michael A. Wells and Tarie Smith, all Memphis residents, were chosen to win Canadian National Railway Co.s President's Awards for Excellence for 2002. Koonce is general chairman of the Brotherhood of Locomotive...

98. Archived Article: Tech Briefs - The Childrens Museum of Memphis is launching today its newly designed, updated Web site Christian Brothers University hosts the fourth annual Memphis Engineering and Sciences Conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. "Building Foundations for a ...

99. Archived Article: Cn P - CN buys 60 GE locomotives CN rail buys 60 GE locomotives Canadian National Railway Co. agreed to buy 60 Dash 9-44CW locomotives from General Electric Co.'s Transportation Systems unit. Montreal-based CN, Canada's largest railway and the No. 5 in Nor...

100. Archived Article: Cn P - CN selects site for shareholders' meeting CN selects site for shareholders' meeting Canadian National said its annual meeting of shareholders is in Halifax, Nova Scotia, April 16 at the World Trade and Convention Centre. ``Holding our annual meeting...