August 17, 2021

Construction on New Rail Spur for Colonial Starts 4th Qtr. 2021

Colonial Chemical, Inc. announces that construction will begin in the fourth quarter of 2021 on a rail spur to serve their facility in South Pittsburg, TN.  This is the culmination of several years of work and public/private cooperation between a number of entities, including Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), Southeast Tennessee Development District, Marion County, TN, Marion Natural Gas, Sequatchie Valley Electric Cooperative, and CSX Corporation at a cost of over $3.4 million. The spur will expand Colonial’s supply chain flexibility, reduce raw materials costs, and provide a key element for the company’s growth in its present location. It has the added benefit of providing rail access to other sites important for economic development in Marion County. This type of rail access is consistent with the infrastructure requirements of a manufacturing operation of this scale, TDOT officials said, and will connect the Colonial facility directly to CSX lines.