The Lubbock Rail Port, a 526-acre tract of land located just five miles north of the Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport, provides convenient access to Interstate 27 (I-27), and the BNSF Railway. One short-lined railroad and BNSF Railways link the city to the metropolitan areas of the Central and Western United States.
Thanks to the acquisition of an additional 200 acres and a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration to extend additional rail into the park, the rail port is buzzing with activity.
The Lubbock Rail Port is currently home to Hampton Farm’s almond butter processing facilities and Corteva Agriscience. The Rail Port will also be the future home of their peanut butter processing facility.
- 526 contiguous acres
- Rail located on-site with service provided by BNSF Railway
- Property may be offered as an incentive or purchased with terms and restrictions
- Rail Port businesses qualify for Freeport Exemption with all taxing entities if goods are transported out of Texas within 175 days or less
- Currently zoned Open M-2
- Located on I-27 at FM 1294 five miles north of Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport
- Located 120 miles north of Interstate 20 (I-20)
- Located 117 miles south of Interstate 40 (I-40)
- Distances to the nearest navigable water/barge port range from approximately 577 miles (Corpus Christi) to approximately 600 miles (Port of Houston)
- Natural gas is provided by Atmos Energy
- Fiber infrastructure provided to the Rail Port by AT&T
- Solid waste handlers serving the Rail Port include BFI, Safety-Kleen Corp. and C&D Waste
- Electric power is provided by Lubbock Power and Light (LP&L) and Xcel Energy
- Dual feed service is available at no extra charge beyond the initial capital costs of construction.
- There is no cost to extend service on overhead lines to the proposed site. If underground service is required, that transformer can be placed at the client’s desired location.
- LP&L’s primary voltage is 7.2/12.47kV, transmission voltage is 69kV and various secondary voltages are available including 120/240V, 120/208V and 277/480V.
- Xcel Energy’s primary lines are three-phase 7.2/12.47kV and 13.2/22.86kV.
- Secondary, low-voltage three-phase lines can be made available with 208/120V, 480/277V or 4.16/2.4kV.
- Water and wastewater service is provided by the City of Lubbock
- The City of Lubbock water system has a capacity of 81 million gpd with an average utilization of 39 million gpd
- The City of Lubbock wastewater system has a capacity of 31.5 million gpd with an average utilization of 20 million gpd
CURRENT LUBBOCK RAIL PORT BUSINESSES
HAMPTON FARMS – Hampton Farms, a family company of Severn Peanut Company and Meherrin Agriculture, expanded its operations by opening a new 85,000 sq. ft. food processing facility in June 2017. Located at the Lubbock Rail Port, Hampton Farms currently produces almond butter and has future plans to produce peanut butter at a second facility within the Rail Port.
BAYER CROP SCIENCE – Just outside Lubbock Rail Port, progress continues to be made on Bayer’s state-of-the-art, 500,000-square-foot cotton seed processing facility. The only one of its kind, this facility will become the national hub for all cotton seed processing operations, solidifying Lubbock as the cotton capital of the world.
WL PLASTICS – WL Plastics, the leading manufacturer for high-density polyethylene pipe in North America, has chosen Lubbock to build its 9th manufacturing plant. Here they will produce pipe for oil, gas, and water markets in their new 50,000-square-foot facility at the Rail Port.
CORTEVA – The leader of innovation in agriculture, Corteva, will continue their research and development at their 30,000-square-foot office and laboratory facility located in the Rail Port.