Source: Birmingham Business Journal

With a manufacturing base, proximity to several interstate highways and a number of industrial parks, the Birmingham region is clearly attractive to the railroad industry.

That was particularly true in the case of Norfolk Southern, which announced plans in 2009 to invest $112 million to build an intermodal facility in McCalla.

Rudy Husband, director of public relations for Norfolk Southern, said the Birmingham region was underserved when it came to intermodal facilities.

“With the growth that’s going on in Jefferson County and the surrounding six counties and you tie that in to the Crescent Corridor project, it became clear to us that we needed to have a much larger terminal,” Husband said…

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