Three more harbor grants worth nearly $1.9 million to help Port Milwaukee

Salt is delivered to Port Milwaukee.

Last updated on March 2nd, 2020 at 03:18 pm

Three additional harbor assistance grants announced by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation will fund improvements at Port Milwaukee.

A $200,000 grant to the port will fund site preparation work for an intermodal container facility at the port. The project previously received $2.99 million in freight railroad preservation program funds from the DOT.

A $166,640 grant will provide emergency funding to St. Mary’s Cement Inc. to replace a failed bollard. St. Mary’s delivers around 500,000 tons of cement annual to the Port Milwaukee terminal.

U.S. Oil will also receive a $1.5 million grant to install a vapor control system, repair and modify storage tanks and construct rail connection enhancements at its Port Milwaukee facility. The total project is expected to cost $4.85 million and will support the continued operation of the bulk liquid cargo facility.

Gov. Tony Evers earlier this week announced a $4.5 million harbor assistance grant to support a $31.4 million bulk ag export facility at the port. That project is a partnership between Port Milwaukee and The DeLong Co. and also received more than $15 million federal funding.

“Wisconsin has the unique advantage of being surrounded by water on three sides, with a vital commercial port and harbor system,” Evers said. “With the 2019-2021 budget we committed to investing in this critical asset. These grants strengthen the link between our transportation infrastructure and the success of three critical state industries: agriculture, manufacturing and shipbuilding. Ultimately, it all results in strong communities.”

 

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Arthur covers banking and finance and the economy at BizTimes while also leading special projects as an associate editor. He also spent five years covering manufacturing at BizTimes. He previously was managing editor at The Waukesha Freeman. He is a graduate of Carroll University and did graduate coursework at Marquette. A native of southeastern Wisconsin, he is also a nationally certified gymnastics judge and enjoys golf on the weekends.

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