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To: BNSF Lumber and Panel Customers

New Operator at BNSF’s Reload Facility In Eola, Illinois

BNSF is pleased to announce some changes taking place at our reload facility in Eola (Aurora), IL. Effective immediately, this facility will be operated by Partners Warehouse, LLC, of Chicago, IL, and will be operated as Partners Dimensional Services.

Partners Warehouse is a full-service warehouse company with over 20 locations in five states, and currently works closely with BNSF Railway at the Partners Warehouse location at our Logistics Park Chicago development in Elwood, IL. Partners Warehouse’s knowledge of the local market, combined with their experience working with Lumber and other Building Products in dimensional facilities, makes them a natural fit to operate the facility.

Facility Improvements
In addition, BNSF and Partners Warehouse have made several enhancements to this 13-acre facility, including:
Improved existing warehouse space and track and road infrastructure
Enhanced security features
Newly available trucking services

Transition to Partners Warehouse
Representatives from Partners Warehouse should be contacting you soon to discuss the various services they provide, fees, and any other critical aspects of the reload operation. However, please feel free to contact them directly at the number listed below if you have any questions or concerns you would like to address immediately.

Shipping Product to the Facility
There is essentially no change regarding the process of shipping product to the facility. Simply change your waybill patterns to reflect the new operator – Partners Dimensional Services – and you can begin shipping to this facility. For reference, the facility is located at 675 McClure Road, Aurora, IL 60505. The rail station reference is Eola, Illinois.

Both organizations realize the tremendous long-term potential of the Chicago-area housing and lumber market, and will help position this facility as a premier location for dimensional rail shipments.

As an indication of our commitment to this facility, BNSF will offer a $200.00 discount on lumber and panel shipments in either centerbeams or boxcars billed and unloaded at Partners Warehouse facility. Effective immediately, this incentive will run through February 15, 2009. This discount does not apply to One-Price (bundled) documents or shipments in which BNSF is not the line-haul carrier.

If you have any questions regarding this facility, please feel free to contact any of the individuals listed below, or your BNSF sales representative at 888-428-2673.

Your business is important to us. Thank you for choosing BNSF as your transportation service provider.

Partners Warehouse
Tom Wagner
815-423-9100 (work)
630-742-8409 (cell)

BNSF Lumber Marketing
Rusty Looney
817-867-6357 (work)

If you have any questions, please send an email to