Union Pacific will be the exclusive rail service provider to Maricopa County’s new Buckeye Industrial Rail Park in Buckeye, Arizona. The park’s first tenant, Rehrig Pacific Company, recently broke ground on its 260,000-square-foot injection molding plastics manufacturing plant.
In spring 2024, Rehrig Pacific – a manufacturer of integrated, sustainable solutions for the supply chain and environmental waste industries – will begin manufacturing onsite reusable plastic products like industrial roll-out carts, recycling bins, pallets and other reusable plastic containers made from new and recycled resin. With a dedicated focus on the circular economy of plastics, all of Rehrig Pacific’s plastic products are 100% recyclable at end of life and are made of up to 50% recycled materials while maintaining durability and longevity. Customers include Fortune 500 companies, municipalities and delivery distributors.
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Union Pacific will play a strong role supporting Rehrig Pacific’s sustainable supply chain – trains are one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible modes of moving freight. Union Pacific can move one ton of freight 463 miles on a single gallon of diesel fuel, generating a carbon footprint that’s up to 75% less than trucks.
“Rehrig Pacific’s groundbreaking represents the first of many exciting opportunities to serve this new industrial park,” said Shelly Huckfeldt, manager-Industrial Development. “This development will be shovel ready – with utilities and rail already available onsite, future users can quickly take advantage of the competitive benefits of being a rail-served facility.”
The 260-acre rail park is zoned for distribution, logistics, heavy manufacturing and technology development. Located 40 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, the rail park provides convenient access to SR-85, I-8 and I-10 – placing tenants within a one-day trucking distance to major cities like Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas and El Paso.
Los Angeles Service Unit train crews, based out of Union Pacific’s Phoenix yards, will begin providing rail service in spring 2024.
Visit Union Pacific’s website to learn more about the Buckeye Industrial Rail Park’s logistics potential.