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Ohio firm to manage Prichard intermodal facility

PRICHARD, W.Va. — A big missing piece was put in place Tuesday when it was announced Cincinnati-based Parsec Inc. will be hired to operate the $30 million Heartland Intermodal Gateway facility at Prichard.

The decision was made by the West Virginia Public Port Authority’s Board of Directors. Charles Neal Vance, director of the Port Authority, praised the board’s decision.

“Parsec will be an excellent company to operate our facility at Prichard; they have many years of experience and bring a safety record that is unmatched,” he said. “The West Virginia Public Port Authority Board of Directors believes there can be an excellent opportunity with this company, with their corporate headquarters in Cincinnati and intermodal operations with Norfolk Southern in Columbus.”

Prichard is the terminus in West Virginia for Norfolk and Southern Railroad’s Heartland Corridor, which begins in Norfolk, Virginia, and ends in Chicago. The cargo transfer facility is expected to attract businesses, particularly warehousing operations…

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