Transportation & Logistics

LaGrange County is an ideal place for locating a transportation, distribution, or logistics enterprise given our location and access to the I-80/90 Indiana Toll Road, US 20, and SR's 3, 5 ,9, and 120. Therma-Tru Corporation, the nation's leading manufacturer of fiberglass and steel exterior door systems, and a part of leading consumer bands company Fortune Brands, recently announced the acquisition of an approximately 350,000 sf rail served distribution center in LaGrange County.  Former distribution centers operating in LaGrange County include the former Frank's Nursery & Crafts and Child World (Children's Palace).  A number of other companies have operated facilities in LaGrange County as well. We currently have a number of TDL companies that serve the large manufacturing base (the largest employer segment) in LaGrange County, as well as our agricultural industry. Additionally, the ease of access to the interstate highway system via the Indiana Toll Road, two larger airports within about an hour's drive and international flights from the Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Detroit - Wayne County International Airport, and the Indianapolis International Airport all less than three hours away, along with two seaports feeding into the Great Lakes at the Port of Indiana - Burns Harbor and the Toledo Seaport, LaGrange County is perfectly positioned to serve as a hub for all of your TDL needs.  M&L Trucking a local company has the expertise, technology, and resources needed to provide customers with specific shipping and distribution solutions.  Because of their international division, M & L truly offers customers a one-stop solution for shipping challenges anywhere in the world.

Indiana is known as “The Crossroads of America” and with eight major interstate highways and 11,000 total highway miles, it lives up to that nickname. The state ranks ninth among all states in railroad mileage because it is at the center of the U.S. freight transportation network. According to the 2009 Indiana Logistics Directory, the state ranks in the top 10 for more than 30 logistics categories. Indiana also completes quite a bit of transportation through shipping, as reflected by its 15th place ranking for water-borne shipping. Located on the Ohio River and Lake Michigan are three aquatic ports, offering companies an additional option in distributing their product.

Indiana is the only state in the nation with a fully-funded transportation and infrastructure plan. As part of the Major Moves highway plan, northeast Indiana will receive $659,959,927 toward new construction and transportation and logistics projects.
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