Project Description

Client: RailEx USA
Location: Wallula, Washington
Surface Area: 200,000 sq. ft.
Owner: RailEx USA

When Railex of Riverhead, New York, was looking for a design | build company capable of building the western terminal for their company, they were referred to Fisher. With Fisher’s design | build team they found the ingenuity and experience needed to design and construct this innovative project.

Tough Enough to Handle a Train

Building Straddles a Rail Spur to Keep Product temperature Consistant

Operating hub facilities linking the agricultural areas of the Pacific Northwest, California’s Central Valley with the highly populated Eastern seaboard, Railex offers a new approach to produce distribution. The cross-country system is a cost-effective solution, bringing farm products to markets over 2,500 miles away.

The state-of-the-art 200,000 sq. ft. refrigerated facility with attached office is built over a railroad spur, allowing temperature-controlled train cars to pull through the building, loading shipments in temperature-controlled bays. Product is delivered to the facility by truck, off-loaded via one of the 37 loading docks feeding into the facility.

Through enhanced logistics and inventory control, the company is able to guarantee five day coast-to-coast delivery. Customers have an added benefit of receiving carbon credits for using fuel-saving transportation to send their goods to market.