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Delmarva Corrugated Packaging Celebrates Opening $91m Facility on DCR

Carload Express Inc.’s Delmarva Central Railroad Spotting a Boxcar at Delmarva Corrugated Packaging’s New Facility

Dover, DE (June 10, 2024) – Delmarva Corrugated Packaging celebrated the grand opening of its 465,000-square-foot plant in Dover. This new facility, served by Carload Express Inc.’s Delmarva Central Railroad, created 160 jobs and represents a $91 million investment. The plant, in an Opportunity Zone, was supported by Delaware Strategic Funds and the Delaware Transportation Infrastructure Investment Fund. Delaware Prosperity Partnership and Kent Economic Partnership, along with state and local partners, played a crucial role in bringing DCP to Delaware. The plant, operational since 2021, features rail access and plans for a significant solar array.

About Carload Express

Carload Express Inc. operates three shortline railroads: The Allegheny Valley Railroad (AVR) and Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad (SWP) serving western Pennsylvania, and the Delmarva Central Railroad (DCR) serving Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia on the Delmarva Peninsula.   The company handled about 75,000 shipments, equating to roughly 300,000 fewer trucks on local highways, lowering congestion and road maintenance costs, while significantly reducing carbon emissions and greenhouse gases.  The company and its 100 employees operate 24 hours per day, seven days per week, serving about 100 customers on 331 route miles of track.  For more information, please see: