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Malheur County pursues major logistics company to operate rail center

AmeriCold Logistics said in a letter to Greg Smith, Malheur County economic development director last week that it may be interested in operating a rail reload center planned north of Nyssa. (The Enterprise/File).

VALE – AmeriCold Logistics is one of the largest transportation firms in the United States and Malheur County officials hope the company will step in and operate a multimillion-dollar rail reload center proposed north of Nyssa.

The Malheur County Development Corp., a public company created by the county to oversee the $26 million facility, outlined the proposed role of AmeriCold in documents delivered to the state last week.

The county also addressed its plan for obtaining rail cars needed to move onions from Treasure Valley to markets in the east.

The issues are central requirements for the Oregon Transportation Commission, a five-member . . .