Library of Links For More FTZ InformationHistory of the US FTZ Program
A Brief History of the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Program can be found at http://www.foreign-trade-zone.com/history.htm
Riverport Railroad, LLC
Riverport Railroad, LLC (RVPR) is a short line railroad and common carrier that operates a 68-mile switching and terminal railroad, and a property development company at the former Savanna Army Depot Activity in Savanna, Illinois. The Depot is located in Northwestern Illinois on the Mississippi River in Carroll and Jo Daviess Counties, and it serves the tri-state area of Northwestern Illinois, Eastern Iowa and Southwestern Wisconsin (see the maps at http://www.riverportrailroad.com). RVPR interchanges with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railroad at Robinson Spur on the BNSF main line from the Pacific Northwest to Galesburg, Chicago, and the Gulf of Mexico.
Located in Dubuque, Iowa, Hodge Company was established in 1958 by Walter J. Hodge. Initially as Hodge Transit Warehouse Company its purpose was to provide public warehousing and distribution services to regional and national manufacturers. The company experienced steady growth through the 1960's and 1970's and in the early 1980's was operating distribution services out of approximately 500,000 square feet. http://www.hodgecompany.com/ . TM Inc. was established in 1985 as a subsidiary of Hodge Transit Warehouse Company. Initially, its purpose was to provide sub-assemblies for local manufacturers. Today TM Logistics has expanded into such areas as local courier services, distribution labor services, and logistics services nationwide while maintaining the original value added manufacturing services.
US Foreign Trade Zone Board site. http://ia.ita.doc.gov/Ftzpage/index.html
http://www.rescar.com/locations_closeup.asp?LocNum=154 Rescar Companies is a privately held company that offers maintenance services to companies that own and/or lease rail rolling stock. Services include mechanical repair, exterior painting, interior coating and cleaning. These services are provided from Rescar's nationwide network of 100+ service locations in the US and Canada either at fixed facilities or from the field services group.
Savanna LRA - Savanna Depot Park
Savanna Depot Park is located on the Burlington-Northern Railroad in rural Savanna just off the Great River Road, Illinois Route 84, adjacent to the Mississippi River and Lost Mound Unit, Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. Savanna Depot Park is south of Galena and north of the Quad Cities in Upstate Illinois. Golf, fishing, and boat docks on the Mississippi River are within a 5-10 minute drive. Unique rock formations, hiking paths, picnic and camp sites abound at the nearby Mississippi Palisades State Park.