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Biewer Winona Sawmill Hosts Site Visit

BIEWER WINONA SAWMILL HOSTS SITE VISIT By TISH BUTTSThu,04/28/22-11:31AM Gov. Tate Reeves was in Winona on April 21 for a site visit to the recently opened Biewer Lumber. Headquartered in St. Clair, Michigan, Biewer Lumber has two sawmills in that state, two in Wisconsin, one in Newton, Miss. and now, one in Winona, according to […]

Australian infrastructure fund to acquire RailUSA

By Bill Stephens | November 29, 2021 Holding company operates short lines in Florida, Mississippi WASHINGTON – A global infrastructure fund based in Australia will acquire RailUSA, the holding company that operates the 430-mile Florida Gulf & Atlantic and the 228-mile Grenada Railroad in Mississippi. Macquarie Infrastructure Partners reached a purchase agreement with RailUSA on Nov. 23, […]

Small-Road Honorable Mentions: GRYR, BIPR

Written by Railway Age Staff Railway Age has not one but two Honorable Mentions for our 2021 Short Line and Regional Railroads of the Year awards: the Grenada Railroad (GRYR), nominated by President and CEO Barbara Wilson (one of our Women in Rail judges); and the Belpre Industrial Parkersburg Railroad (BIPR), nominated by several customers. Here is […]

Florida Gulf & Atlantic Railroad Welcomes New Customer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FLORIDA, January 18, 2021 – Tallahassee, FL based Florida Gulf & Atlantic Railroad (FGA) welcomes the newest customer to the family. Strategic Transload Services of Florida Panhandle, LLC (STS) began operations in DeFuniak Springs, FL in early January 2021. STS’s new facility is an ethanol transload; they receive railcars loaded […]

Biewer Lumber to Build a New Mill on Grenada Railroad

Biewer Lumber announced today the development of a new state-of-the-art sawmill in Winona, MS. The facility is expected to be complete and operational by January 2022. The new sawmill will be served by Grenada Railroad. Read the full press release here. About Grenada Railroad, LLC Grenada Railroad LLC (GRYR) is a short line railroad owned […]

Hankins Lumber to open second mill on Grenada Railroad

November 9, 2020 Hankins Lumber is investing $12.5M to renovate an idled planning mill and turn it into a modern sawmill that will produce 4x4s, 4x6s, and 6x6s. Grenada Railroad will provide rail service to this facility, as it does for the sister mill in Elliot, MS. Hankins plans to begin production in March. The […]

New Borden Street Rail Bridge is Complete

For Immediate Release November 2, 2020 Tallahassee, Florida – Florida Gulf & Atlantic Railroad, LLC (FGA) recently completed the construction of a new rail bridge in Marianna, FL. Through a partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and with the support of the City of Marianna, the railroad replaced the Borden Street rail bridge. […]

Grenada Railroad completes two major infrastructure improvement projects

RailUSA and its Mississippi-based Grenada Railroad (GRYR) are excited to announce the completion of two major infrastructure improvement projects. These projects were made possible through successful partnerships with the US Department of Transportation (USDOT), the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA), and the North Central Mississippi Regional Railroad Authority (NCMRRA). Mainline Upgrades – Pope, MS to Hernando, […]