Union Pacific Extends Rail Network Through Production Facility in Bryan, Texas

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Kim Hess, pictured first on the left, at the December groundbreaking event for CertainTeed in Bryan, Texas.

Union Pacific is proud to join forces with CertainTeed Roofing, a sustainable exterior and interior building products manufacturer, who broke ground in early December on its new warehouse and distribution center in Bryan, Texas. The new facility will be fully rail optimized.

CertainTeed Roofing, a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain Corporation, will be expanding their service and production capabilities in Texas, and the plant will be equipped with the latest sustainable solutions, which will aid in decreasing their carbon footprint. This plant – one of over 15 across North America – is anticipated to be operational over the next several years.

“This facility is a great opportunity for our long-time customer, CertainTeed Roofing, to further utilize Union Pacific’s network for their customers,” said Kim Hess, assistant vice president – Energy.

By leveraging rail, greenhouse gas emissions are reduced up to 75% versus truck. Additionally, this new facility will allow CertainTeed to shorten the distance their product travels to market.

If your business is expanding, or you are interested in growing your production footprint, use this guide to find an industrial site. Union Pacific also offers tools to browse rail-served buildings and industrial sites, as well as available real estate for new builds.

  • The Site Solutions Tool lets users search for rail-served buildings and industrial sites. Click around to view maps, photos and contact information for the nearly 2,100 rail-served properties and more than 4,600 rail-served buildings listed.
  • Union Pacific's Focus Site program features more than 25 shovel-ready sites located on the rail network. These large-scale development areas come with pre-approved rail designs and access to roads and utilities. The railroad’s interactive Focus Site map highlights each site and a contact who can help you get started.
  • Completing the AccessUP form is the best way to bring a rail expert on board to assist with your site selection and establish an effective supply chain to serve it.
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