SOURCE: BNSF Railway Company

August 19, 2008 15:56 ET

BNSF Reopens Chicagoland Rail-Served Terminal

FORT WORTH, TX--(Marketwire - August 19, 2008) - BNSF Railway Company today announced the reopening of a rail-served building materials transload facility under the management of Partners Warehouse, LLC, at Eola, Ill. Operating as Partners Dimensional Services, the facility has received a complete track and maintenance overhaul to better handle dimensional (oversized) materials such as lumber, steel, and other building products. Security has been upgraded and lighting added for continuous operations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

"This is the only yard of its type close to the growing housing market in the western Chicago suburbs and with immediate access to major North/South and East/West highways," said Vann Cunningham, BNSF assistant vice president, economic development. "Partners Warehouse's knowledge of the local market, combined with their experience working with lumber and other building products, makes them the perfect choice to run the Eola facility."

In addition to its proximity to Chicago and major highways, the facility contains more than 12.5 acres of covered and open storage, trucking services via Partners Transportation Services, and the capacity to handle dimensional loads.

About Partners Warehouse

Partners Warehouse is a full-service multi-location warehouse company and an asset based van and flatbed carrier. The Eola facility dimensional services include: general building materials, lumber and other panel products, drywall products, roofing materials, steel (bar, pipe, and plate), and minerals, clays and cement. For more information on Partners Warehouse go to

About BNSF

A subsidiary of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation (NYSE: BNI), BNSF Railway Company operates one of the largest North American rail networks, with about 32,000 route miles in 28 states and two Canadian provinces. BNSF is among the world's top transporters of intermodal traffic, moves more grain than any other American railroad, carries the components of many of the products we depend on daily, and hauls enough low-sulfur coal to generate about ten percent of the electricity produced in the United States. BNSF is an industry leader in Web-enabling a variety of customer transactions at

Editors' Note: For more information or a tour of the facility please contact Tom Wagner (815) 423-9100 at Partners.

Contact Information

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    Jim Rogers
    (817) 867-0770