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Intermodel Facility prepares for more growth

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Wellsville, May 1, 2018 | comments
Those in charge of the Intermodel Facility along the Ohio River in Wellsville have seen a big jump in business the last few years, and now they're trying to position themselves to see even more.
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Published May 1, 2018

Those in charge of the Intermodel Facility along the Ohio River in Wellsville have seen a big jump in business the last few years, and now they're trying to position themselves to see even more.

Tuesday morning directors of the facility, along with leaders with the Columbiana County Port Authority gave a tour to valley Congressman Bill Johnson.

The site has seen growth in shipments of construction materials, steel coils and even soybeans from South America.

Now directors want to take advantage of growth from the oil and natural gas industry in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

"Obviously we're geographically blessed right in Wellsville on the Ohio River. So looking at the downstream and upstream industry we are looking at expanding the port here in Wellsville to assist with that shale play as it comes into the Northeast Ohio region," said Penny Traina from the Columbiana County Port Authority. 

Recently the Intermodal site was recommended to Governor Kasich for designation as an "Opportunity Zone" which could provide tax breaks and other incentives to attract new businesses here.

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