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    Transportation & Logistics

    It’s one thing to produce products needed throughout the world; it’s quite another to get them there. That’s further complicated when you factor in the expansive size of renewable energy products and the delicate nature of food.


    Amarillo’s central position and access to a multitude of transportation options make it ideally suited for distribution and logistics operations.

     

    Market Access and Transportation Assets

    Our mid-continent position makes transporting massive wind-generating equipment from California all the way to North Carolina, as Interstate 40 runs east and west. Interstate 27 is the thoroughfare to the north and south and with the vision of the Ports-To-Plains initiative, a direct route from Mexico to Canada passes through Amarillo.

    Two mainlines of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway intersect at Amarillo, and provide direct service to many major US markets. These mainlines also connect Amarillo to the ports of Houston, San Diego and Galveston, conveniently enabling international access. This benefit is fortified by our Foreign Trade Zone status that helps local companies import/export more expediently and at a reduced expense.


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    Ben E. Keith


    Ben_E._Keith_Co._Corp_Logo-1.gifThis specialized distributor supplies a full line of produce, frozen foods, meats, dry groceries, refrigerated foods, paper goods, equipment and supplies to restaurants, hospitals, schools, nursing homes and other institutional businesses. They also distribute Anheuser-Busch InBev products as well as many well recognized craft and imports brands.


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    Affiliated Foods Inc.

     

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    Affiliated Foods meets the needs of grocery stores and restaurants in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, and Arkansas. They specialize in logistics and transportation to ensure they can supply only the freshest produce, meats, bread, and dairy products. By supplying locations in seven states, their yearly sales are in excess of a billion dollars.


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    Americold


    americold_logo.svgWhen it comes to temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics for the food industry, Americold is the global leader. Their operations are an integral to the global supply chain connecting food producers, processors, distributors, and retailers to the end consumer. With an advanced 133,000 square foot facility in Amarillo, complete with 19 truck doors, the company leverages our highway and railway access to quickly get perishable products to customers throughout the world.


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