On Tuesday, November 5th, Michael Best Strategies, along with the MMAC and WMC, sponsored the Milwaukee Regional Intermodal Freight Summit at the We Energies Auditorium. Over 150 people attended the event.
This Summit brought together Wisconsin Secretary of Transportation Craig Thompson and senior officials from his department, leadership from WEDC and DATCP, manufacturers, and transportation companies from rail, trucking, logistics and shipping.
Rob Marchant, the President of MBS, led two panel discussions: “What’s Needed from the Business Community for Intermodal Service,” and “Vision for the Future of Intermodal in SE Wisconsin: Site Development, Infrastructure, Operations and Business Models.”
Rob and Michael Best Strategies were pleased with the level of interest in the event. After the event, Rob said, “I was thrilled to be invited to help moderate this Summit and see that there is so much interest in improving intermodal freight service in Wisconsin. For the economy to remain vibrant in Wisconsin, we need more reliable and cost-effective transportation methods for receiving and shipping goods across the country and around the world. Intermodal freight transportation hubs allow for the coordinated, efficient movement of goods, agricultural products, and raw materials on trains, steamships, and trucks. Every dollar saved is a dollar that can be invested in new jobs and reduced costs for businesses and consumers.”