THE 2018 RAIL SUPPLY CHAIN SUMMIT

INTERMODAL OPPORTUNITIES
CONTINUE TO INCREASE!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Union League Club, Chicago

Our Sponsors, Speakers, Presenters, and Participants
Made the 8th Annual Summit an Outstanding Success!

Thank You!

Another successful, sold-out Summit! On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, BNSF Railway hosted a private tour of their state-of-the-art terminal in Joliet, considered the most advanced and efficient in the country. The private tour was followed by our VIP reception and gourmet dinner with four private briefings, two developing news spotlights, and two breaking news updates.

The program on May 16th included nine Keynote Speakers, four Briefings, the Diolkos Award, and four Breakout Sessions along with Breakfast, Lunch, and a Closing Reception. In addition, we recognized Clayton K. Harris, III, for his stellar work with the Port of Chicago’s Jobs Program; the Rail Supply Chain Summit partners with the Port of Chicago to provide young, non-violent felons with entry-level jobs in the freight sector. The two companies who received awards for hiring these young men were NASCO and Entertainment Cruises. Because Eagle Training Services has provided a scholarship for truck driving school, they also received an award.

Dinner Book

2018 Diolkos Recipient
Donald L. Babcock

Director
Econ. Development
NIPSCO

The Shining Star Award
Clayton Harris, III
THE JOBS PROGRAM

Executive Director

IL International
Port District
Port of Chicago

Program Book

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
To View Presentations, click on the picture of the speaker.

Brandy Christian

President & CEO
Port NOLA
CEO, NOPB

Linda Baur Darr

President & CEO
American Short Line
and Regional Railroad
Association (ASLRRA)
*Presentation not available*

J.T. “Tom” Garrett

President
Paducah & Louisville
Railway, Inc.

Brian Hancock

Exec. V.P. &
Chief Marketing Officer
Kansas City Southern

Michael T. Long

Sr. Manager
Field Operations
Short Line Safety Institute

Robert W. McCormack

Executive Member
American Patriot
Holdings, LLC

John H. Miller

Vice President
Industrial Products
BNSF Railway

Mike Toohey

Pres. & CEO
Waterways Council, Inc.

John Vickerman

Pres. & CEO
Vickerman and Associates

BREAKOUT SESSIONS
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Clayton Harris, III

Executive Director
IL International
Port of Chicago
*Presentation not available*

Mary Lamie

Executive Director
St. Louis Regional Freightway

Michael Tiddy

Chief Security Director
BNSF Railway

Rodney Weinzierl

Executive Director
Illinois Corn Growers Association

2018 SUMMIT LIST OF 175 PARTICIPATING COMPANIES

The 2018 Summit was a sold-out, stellar success. Approximately 98% of our participants are senior executives, check writers, invited by sponsors or corporations who buy multiple tables to invite their best customers and prospective customers. Their guests are CEOs, Presidents, COOs, and other senior, decision-making executives. Per our contract, we are only allowed to post the corporations, not the names of individuals. The 175 companies who attended are listed below:

ADM Fletcher & Sippel, LLC NWI FORUM
AECOM FM Sand NWI Times
Alliant Energy Fourth Seacoast Publishing Co. Nugent Curtis Real Estate, LLC
Alter Logistics GATX Patrick Engineering
American Bar Products General Electric OmniSource LLC
American Commercial Barge Lines GDH Pacific Harbor Belt Line
American Patriot Holdings GoRail Packaging  Corp.
American Shipper GWI Railroad Padnos
AMS Supply Chain Management Great Lakes Basin Transportation PCEA
Anacostia Rail Holdings GTS Phalen Steel
Applied Mechanical Technology Gulf Gateway Terminal Porter Cty Munc. Airport Authy.
ARTCO Hanson Professional Services Ports of Indiana
Ashley Capital LLC Harbour Construction Port of New Orleans
ASLRRA Harbor Services Portage Econ. Devpmt. Corp
Ashton Marine Harris Enterprises Porter County Regional Airport
Belt Railway Co. of Chicago Hasse Construction Pullman Sugar
Berkshire Hathaway Hebron Economic Development Quality Transportation Services, Inc.
Bluff City Materials HNTB RDA
BNSF Railway Holladay Properties Redwood Logistics
Bowman Barrett & Associates IDOT Reliable Asphalt
BP Amoco HDR Inc. R. J. Corman Railroad Group
Browning Investment IEDC Right Place
Bulkmatic Illinois Cement Rio Grande Pacific Company
Bulk Resources Inc. River Marine IL Corn Growers Association
Bunge IL International Port District Ross Towing
Cargill INDOT Savage Services
Commercial Property Jack Gray SCS Solutions
CBRE Jasper Cty Econ. Dev. Scudder, Inc
CDM Jones Lang LaSalle Seaboard Marine, Ltd.
CDOT Seaways, Inc. Kansas City Southern Railway Co.
CenterPoint Properties The Kearney Companies South Suburban Mayors
CGB K+S Potash Canada GP Starke County Econ. Devmt.
Chicago Planning Council St. Joseph County St. Louis Regional Freightway
Chicago Planning Council Kingsbury Elevator Structure Point
Chgo Southland Dvlp. Corp. La Porte Cty Econ. Devlp. Corp. Sunrise Foods International
Chgo SouthShore Freight  LaSalle Business Association Supply Chain Solutions
Christopher B. Burke Engr. Liberty Energy Trust, LLC Tata International
Chrome LLC Lochner T&C Rail Holdings
CHS.  Inc. Louisville and Paducah RR TCWR
City of Chicago Loyola Univ. Supply Chain Center Terminal RR Assoc. of St. Louis
City of Hobart LPC Redevelopment Commission CMAP
City of Valparaiso, IN LPC The Strick Group
Construction Rail Plang Com. MARAD,  DOT TransCargo Plus
CN McGuire Woods, Inc. Transplan Consulting
Commercial Advantage Mediterranean Shipping Co. Transpoint
Commercial In-Sites Mrechant Data Trident
Consumers Energy Metropolitan Planning Council Tri-State Industries
Continental Languages MetoKote Corporation 21M Group
Cook Cty Administration M Holland Company Unimin Corp
CRMS Rail Mkg. Services Michigan City Econ. Devmt Corp. Union Tank Car
DB Serlin Consultants MidRail LLC U.S. Gypsum
Del Monte MITRE U.S. Rail Partners Ltd.
Destination Truck & Rail Morton Salt US Silica
DJ Stickley Construction MULTATECH VEDC
DLZ Engineering Neill Cartage Vickerman & Associates
Duneland Econ. Dev. Corp New Carlisle Wall Street Journal
Edna A. Rice Exec. Recrt. Nippon Steel WATCO
Energy & Logistics Group NIPSCO Warehousing Specialists Inc.
Entertainment Cruises NIRPC Waterways Council, Inc.
Evrazna NOPB Wells Fargo Rail
EXP Norfolk Southern Corporation Will County Board
Fairmont Minerals North American Stevedoring Wintrust
NU Transprtatn Center Wolf Lake Terminal

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
AS THEIR SUPPORT IS INVALUABLE.

Attend The 2019 Rail Supply Chain Summit.
Thursday, May 9, 2019

Union League Club, Chicago

Early Registration opens September 18, 2018.

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