JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CSX Corporation recently presented its Industrial Development Partnershipping Award to Jerry Hayes, Executive Director of the Defiance County (Ohio) Economic Development Office. The award is in recognition of Hayes' impact on local economic development and specifically the effort to bring the Consolidated Grain & Barge's new $20 million grain elevator to the region.
CSX's Partnershipping Award is presented to individuals whose efforts have been instrumental in the creation of a new industrial development project on CSX and who exhibit high levels of collaboration and professionalism. Clark Robertson, CSX's assistant vice president-regional development, said Hayes' "dedication, expertise and persistence were instrumental to the success of the Consolidated Grain & Barge development. He played a key role in the site search, as well as securing road improvements and other state and local incentives needed to green light this project."
This new $20 million grain elevator opened in July, creating 15 new jobs for the area, and is expected to ship or receive more than 4,000 carloads of outbound grain annually as well as potential for inbound fertilizer products.
"Jerry and the rest of the Defiance County Economic Development team are well deserving of this award and have more broadly helped to make Defiance an outstanding place to do business," Robertson said.
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