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Griffith company details Midwest expansion

(photo courtesy of Bulkmatic)

GRIFFITH, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — A dry bulk transportation company headquartered in Lake County is expanding its Midwest operations. Griffith-based Bulkmatic LLC has opened a new bulk transloading railyard in Kansas City, Missouri, though financial details were not immediately disclosed.

Bulkmatic says the location will be served by the Kansas City Southern Railway and provide shippers with a strategically-located central U.S. location. The new facility has storage and transload capacity for more than 100 railcars and the company says it is capable of handling all bulk commodities.

“We are excited to expand our railyard network to include the Kansas City market,” Chris Kravas, president of Bulkmatic U.S., said in a news release. “The new location will allow us to offer state of the art transload and bulk trucking services to shippers of plastics, edibles, chemical and mineral products.”

The company says the new facility will also increase capabilities for its current trucking operations in Atchison, Kansas and Omaha, Nebraska. It is not known how many jobs would be created as a result of the project.