Storage and Handling
With dedicated systems throughout, and while leveraging appropriate, cost-effective technology whenever possible, Benchmark ensures the integrity of the product is maintained during receiving, storage, and eventual shipping of customers’ products.
We pride ourselves on optimizing the driver-experience at Benchmark, meaning we get the truck loaded safely and efficiently, with the right product, and the proper paperwork – on time, every time.
Customized Heating Solutions
Benchmark works closely with its customers to design innovative and practical solutions to manage and maintain products at their optimal temperatures. We utilize either steam or electrical systems, or combinations of both, to deliver the appropriate BTUs to the product to the customers’ specifications.
Benchmark maintains a 9,000-gallon liquid nitrogen tank and multiple evaporators to deliver a steady and reliable supply of nitrogen gas for those products that are sensitive to oxidation, microbial growth, moisture, or other such contamination risks. The nitrogen is used to evacuate oxygen from the critical open air space of storage tanks, railcars, tanker trailers, or ISO containers, and is used in the transloading processes.
Reliability and Redundancy
Redundancy is key to reliability. Benchmark proudly has at its disposal a 200kWh diesel-fired, backup electric generator that will maintain operations through unforeseen power outages. We operate two steam generators to ensure steam is always available when needed. We maintain two Trackmobile railcar movers. And we have multiple air compressors to supply adequate, clean and dry compressed air whenever and wherever needed.
Quality Control Processes
Benchmark employs the use of a quality control system focused on standards, procedures, processes, and checklists. Our goal is to meet or exceed the rigors of the food, pharma, water, and kosher industries while also meeting or exceed regulatory requirements.
Why Choose Benchmark?
Benchmark sits on 65 acres of land with 20+ storage tanks, a modern barge dock, and nearly 100 railcar spots.
Situated at about mile 479 of the Ohio River, Benchmark is a “stone’s throw” from Kentucky and Indiana. We are approximately 7 miles west of downtown Cincinnati and the convergence of I-71 and I-75, and about 15 miles west of I-275 connecting to I-74 in Indiana.
With capacity for nearly 100 railcars, Benchmark is serviced 5 times per week – at night - by CSXT Railroad on an “open-gate” basis. Nightly service ensures no disruption during the precious daytime truck loading hours. “Open-gate” means that the railroad can simply “drop and hook” the nightly car placements and pulls. Benchmark performs all car placements within the railyard.
As we strive to be the benchmark, we are committed to utilizing advanced technology to maintain product integrity, and drive efficiency into all aspects of daily operations.
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