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MYRY to serve DEF terminal

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Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) has announced that its subsidiary, The Mahoning Valley Railway Company (MVRY), will serve Pilot/Flying J’s new diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) terminal in Struthers, Ohio.

MVRY will deliver the urea needed to produce DEF at the terminal. Following production, Pilot/Flying J will transload the DEF to truck for delivery to its area retail travel centres.

“Pilot/Flying J is proud to have MVRY as a rail partner for our Eastern Ohio DEF market,” Wes Mailhos, Pilot/Flying J’s manager of rail operations and business development, said. “The railroad made every effort to learn our business and offer a transportation strategy that helps our DEF production process, and we now have an excellent rail solution as part of our supply chain.”

Engines in diesel powered vehicles rely on DEF to lower nitrogen oxide emissions, in accordance with the US Environmental Protection Agency’s 2010 heavy duty engine and vehicle emissions standards.

“MVRY is happy to participate in the emerging DEF market by offering Pilot/Flying J a safe and cost effective option for receiving raw material,” Dave Ebbrecht, President of MVRY, said. “We are also well positioned to support other industries in northeast Ohio and western Pennsylvania and help companies within those markets develop transload or direct rail solutions.”

Adapted from press release by Francesca Brindle

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