Shale Support is happy to announce the completion of four new silos at the Southton Rail Yard. Each of these new silos can hold roughly 5,000 tons of bulk materials that support the energy sector.
Located south of San Antonio in the heart of the Eagle Ford, Southton Rail Yard was built in 2013 as one of the first Purpose-Built Transload facilities in the country designed to handle large volumes of bulk material. The building of the 300-acre, hazardous material capable, rail yard was focused on unit train volume and utilizing a loop track design for storage. In addition, the rail yard offers 24/7 operating capabilities, dual loop tracks and automatic dump pits for high speed unloading and more than 40,000 tons of on-site storage. The rail yard also boasts room for additional storage capabilities and manifest operations, as well as large underdeveloped acreage for future rail service expansion.
“The addition of four new silos at the Southton Rail Yard is a huge milestone for Shale Support,” said Kevin Bowen, Co-Founder and CEO. “These new silos allow us to continue to offer the industry an unmatched amount of storage for bulk materials as we continue to support the energy industry’s needs in the Eagle Ford and beyond.”