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Jefferson Riverport International

Jefferson Riverport International (commonly called Riverport) is a planned industrial community on the Ohio River, home to companies engaged in manufacturing or distribution. It is one of the few inland industrial/port sites in the nation with single-line haul by three railroads: CSX, Norfolk Southern and Paducah & Louisville.[1] It was established in the mid-1970s.[2]

Another important transportation service vital to the operation of these companies is the United Parcel Service whose Worldport is located in Louisville.

Industrial park

Companies in Riverport are in such diverse fields as plastics molding and fabrication; steel processing; manufacturing liquid filtration systems and specialty pipe; acrylic resin and polymer emulsion production; stamping and assembly for the appliance industry; manufacturing custom fiberglass products for industry; clothing manufacturing; steel stamping and slitting; tool and die manufacturing and repair; design, production and installation of fiber optic cable support systems; plus a variety of distribution-related activities, including nine national distribution centers. Many of these firms have parent companies outside the United States.[3]

Foreign trade zone

Foreign Trade Zone #29, with Customs clearance in Louisville, offers a prime opportunity for manufacturing or distribution firms to develop additional U.S. and overseas markets.[4]

The FTZ encompasses the intermodal port site and the industrial park. The zone includes buildings for manufacturing and warehousing. Breakbulk and containerized shipments can be handled easily. Companies may take advantage of zone benefits by utilizing the general purpose zone warehouses or by activating all or a portion of their own building. Companies located in the park have activated over one million square feet of FTZ space.[4]

FTZ status offers advantages to industrial park tenants that are not available elsewhere. In an increasingly global market, prudent companies should determine whether establishing operations in the FTZ would provide them with a financial edge in today's competitive market.[4]

Riverport companies

  • Alpha Energy Solutions
  • Accucode Life Cycle Depot
  • Algood Food Co.
  • Ann Inc.
  • Aster Graphics Inc
  • Atlas Machine and Supply, Inc.
  • Balfour Co.
  • BaptistWorx
  • Biorigin
  • Bostik Adhesives
  • Bramer & Sons
  • CafePress
  • CAT Logistics
  • CC Distribution
  • Center @ Riverport
  • Coca Cola Bottling
  • The Courier-Journal
  • Current Connections
  • DAFCO/Dameron
  • Dollar General Store
  • DYNACRAFT
  • Electronic Design
  • Electro-Tech Serv.
  • ELG Metals
  • Elite Electrical Contractors
  • Engine Parts Whse
  • Essentra Components
  • Essex-Brownell
  • E. Smith Box Company
  • Exel (Honeywell)
  • E-Z Construction
  • Fab Tech
  • Fabricated Extrusions
  • Finishing Plus
  • First Quality Music
  • Gazelle. Inc.
  • Genentech
  • Genco/MasterLock
  • Genpak, LLC
  • GK-Acquisition Corp.
  • GSI Commerce
  • Goodrich Corp.
  • Guess?
  • Henkel Loctite Corp
  • Hydra Warehouse
  • Interpolymer Corp.
  • Isco Industries
  • JCIM
  • Jacobson Warehouse Companies
  • Jones Machine
  • Kentucky High Tech Trailers
  • Kentucky Telco
  • Kentucky Trailer
  • Key Logistics Solutions
  • Keystops, Inc.
  • Koorsen Protective Serv.
  • Kuehne-Nagel
  • Lastique International
  • Lineage Logistics
  • Louisville Kitchen & Millwork
  • Louisville Processing and Cold Storage
  • Louisville and Jefferson County Riverport Authority
  • Louisville Switching Service
  • MCI Service Parts
  • MC Sales & Service
  • Members First Credit
  • Millard Refrigerated Serv.
  • MISA Metal Fab.
  • MISA Metal Processing
  • MIYAMA U.S.A.
  • MK Battery
  • Motorola
  • Multicorr
  • NHK Spring
  • Parker Hannifin
  • Port of Louisville[5]
  • Preferred Plastics Inc.
  • Premier Scales & Systems
  • Quick Food Mart
  • Republic Conduit
  • R.E. Michel Co.
  • River City Distributing
  • RiverGreen Water Recycling
  • Riverport Commerce Ctr.
  • RussTech Admixtures
  • Safeway Moving
  • Saint Gobain Quartz
  • Scorpion Sports
  • Shetler & Derby Moving and Storage
  • Sisken Steel & Supply Company
  • Sondex
  • Southern States Co-op
  • Sportswear Inc.
  • Subway
  • Tire Wholesale Warehouse
  • Toll Group
  • Town Talk Mfg.
  • Universal Minerals
  • Victory Packaging
  • V. W. Tooling
  • Wolverine Worldwide
  • Yamamoto Engineering
  • Yokohama Tire Corp.
  • Zeon Chemicals

References

  1. ^ Jefferson Riverport International - Riverport Today. Retrieved September 11, 2012. Archived September 12, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Shafer, Sheldon S. (October 31, 2013). "Riverport adds 162 acres along Dixie Highway". The Courier-Journal. Retrieved 2017. 
  3. ^ "Jefferson Riverport International - Industrial Park". Archived from the original on July 16, 2010. Retrieved 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c "Jefferson Riverport International - Foreign Trade Zone". Archived from the original on March 13, 2014. Retrieved 2012. 
  5. ^ "Port of Louisville". Retrieved 2017. 

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