Title

"Focus on Transportation" piece on Safe Handling in Auburn, which was founded in

Authors

Sean Donahue

Source

Mainebiz

Date

5-10-2004

Pages

1, 26-29

Abstract

"Focus on Transportation" piece on Safe Handling in Auburn, which was founded in 1989 as a so-called trans-shipment facility that specializes in receiving bulk products and raw material by rail and breaking it down into smaller portions to be delivered by truck. Next year, thanks to a $600,000 grant from the Maine Department of Transportation's Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP), the company plans to do more on-site processing, like its existing talc-slurry operation in Auburn, thus reducing transportation costs and taking trucks off the road. Maine lags the nation in railroads' share of the transportation market, at just 8 percent. IRAP grants will help rebuild lines and make rail and water transportation available as a lower-cost alternative to trucks. With a list of Maine freight railroads, a list of 13 projects that won a total of $3.9 million from IRAP, and information on the expansion of Safe Handling under Ford Reiche.

Subjects

Safe Handling Inc, Industrial Rail Access Program

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