FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: John Hamm
February 26, 2015 618-781-7100
Madison, IL: America’s Central Port District was recognized at the Arcus Awards 3 ceremony on February 25th, held by the St. Louis Regional Chamber, as the winner of Achievement in Logistics. A total of six finalists, including several logistics firms, were finalists for the award.
“Arcus” is Latin for “arch” and illustrates the St. Louis Regional Chamber’s regional plan designed to leverage the St. Louis area strengths and to champion a better tomorrow. Twelve awards were presented in many categories, including logistics, in front of 800 attendees.
The Achievement in Logistics award is presented to a company or organization for creating an innovative product or service; achieving revenue or employment growth; raising investment capital; designing or constructing a significant building or infrastructure project; and/or providing other leadership to champion the bi-state St. Louis region’s world-class excellence in multimodal logistics and advanced manufacturing.
With the completion and opening of its new Madison Harbor in January, the Port is positioning itself to create more jobs and transportation opportunities for the St. Louis region. The $50 million lock and ice-free harbor, located on the Mississippi River, increases the onloading and offloading capabilities of the Port’s operators, while also positioning the Port for the future of containerized shipping.
“This is a great honor for both the Port District and the City of Madison,” said John Hamm, Mayor of Madison, IL and current board chairman of America’s Central Port.
“Job growth and transportation development have been our top priorities since the Port began 1959,” said Hamm, “and with continued collaboration and team work, we plan to continue that mission and to provide more transportunities in the years to come.”
For Immediate Release:
January 22, 2016
For additional information:
The Korte Company
The Korte Company will begin construction on a 100,000 square foot design-build warehouse facility within America’s Central Port, located in Madison, IL, just 5 miles north of downtown St. Louis. The tilt-up structure, located at the region’s only full-service, public intermodal port, will include warehouse and office space for a private tenant.
America’s Central Port’s business and industrial park currently contains over 1.7 million square feet of rail-served warehouse space, and approximately 70,000 square feet of office space with access to the Mississippi River, four interstate highways and six Class I railroads. This new development is the first phase of an industrial park expansion project at the Port that calls for up to 1 million square feet of new rail-served warehousing space.
America’s Central Port continues to expand economic growth for the region. With access to rail, water and trucking transportation options, the Port offers an ever growing number of benefits and services to not only the St. Louis Metro area, but the entire Midwestern Region.
According to Todd Korte, President and CEO of The Korte Company, “We are pleased to be partnered with America’s Central Port, whose positive economic impact continues to benefit the entire area.”
The Korte Company, founded in 1958, is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri with offices in Highland, Illinois; Norman, Oklahoma; and, Las Vegas, Nevada. The company manages, on average, an excess of $200 million in annual construction volume.
The Korte Company’s project expertise includes building for federal, state and local government agencies as well as the design and construction of healthcare facilities, medical office buildings, warehouse/distribution centers, religious facilities, commercial buildings, schools, recreation centers and office complexes.