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Moving the Goods and Materials that Power the U.S. Economy

by Mary Rooney | Jun 06, 2023

Since 1827, Norfolk Southern and its predecessor companies have safely moved the goods and materials that power the U.S. economy.

Today, Norfolk Southern operates a customer-centric, operations-driven freight transportation network across 19,500 route miles and 22 states, including the most extensive intermodal network in the eastern United States.

Norfolk Southern serves more than 50% of the county’s population and manufacturing base with connections to every major container port on the Atlantic Coast, as well as facilities in the Gulf of Mexico and the Great Lakes.

In addition to rail-direct customers, Norfolk Southern maintains a significant automotive and intermodal presence in the Kansas City market at Northland Park industrial development. Its automotive footprint includes 175 railcar spots over 82 acres, and Norfolk Southern’s Intermodal Terminal in Kansas City provides shippers with direct access to and from facilities along the east coast.

Committed to furthering sustainability, Norfolk Southern helps its customers avoid 15 million tons of annual carbon emissions by shipping via rail. Its railroaders deliver more than 7 million carloads each year; spanning everything from agriculture to consumer goods. Norfolk Southern is also the largest rail shipper of auto products and metals in North America.

Norfolk Southern’s Industrial Development team helps companies, large and small, find the right location to successfully grow their businesses and serve their customers. The team also stands ready and willing to assist existing customers as they look to expand their rail-served facilities. 

The Norfolk Southern team of Industrial Development Managers and technical experts are located throughout its 22-state service area, ensuring that all development needs will always be answered promptly. From the first conversation to the arrival of the first railcar, Norfolk Southern’s Industrial Development team is here to assist every step of the way.

To learn more about Norfolk Southern, visit nscorp.com or contact Craig Hudson.

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