FSTI will produce and distribute chemicals at the site, which is accessible by barge, highway or rail: Trimodal boasts 22,000 feet of rail lines serviced by Trimodal Terminal, as well as 3,000 feet of riverfront that can accommodate more than 40 barges as well as the proposed off-loading facility.
The privately funded and operated industrial property is owned by Jim Joseph and Scotty Ewusiak, who have additional acreage on the other side of West Virginia Route 2 that Joseph said is “clear, flat and ready to go.”
“We’re very happy to use this property to generate jobs and make this a good location for the Panhandle to capitalize on the gas industry,” Joseph said. “Right now, we’ve got a lot going on around us in the area. This gives us 150 acres for companies to come in and take advantage of what’s happening in the Marcellus and Utica shale and bring jobs here.”