On March 29, 2015, the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad was named as a recipient of the
2015 ASLRRA Marketing Award for the construction of the Butterfield Transload Facility. Opened in August of 2014, the facility represents a joint venture between the A&M, sister company Allied Enterprises, dba Ozark Transmodal (OTI) and grain brokerage firm, The Scoular Company. Located on the north end of the A&M's line, Butterfield is OTI's fourth transload facility and extends the company's reach into markets that were not previously attainable.
The Butterfield facility represents the culmination of two years of planning, negotiating and old-fashioned hard work. The facility features: two unloading tracks for quick turnaround times on sand, certified truck and rail scales, and a shared office building—all situated on 30 acres, giving both companies room to grow.
At opening, the facility was primarily handling construction sand and grain products. In December 2014, A&M and OTI began accepting loads of scrap metal from Springfield, Mo., which are being backhauled to Butterfield by truck and loaded into railcars for delivery to Ft. Smith, Ark. Previously, all of this material was trucked approximately 200 miles from Springfield directly to Ft. Smith for processing.
There are already track expansions planned for the facility in 2015. With additional space available for other new commodities, growth is expected to continue. For additional information on transload opportunities at the Butterfield facility, please contact the A&M Marketing team at firstname.lastname@example.org.