KUDOS OF THE MONTH: Tulsa Port of Catoosa

DEDICATION: President Nixon was present to dedicate the Tulsa Port of Catoosa on June 5, 1971.

The Tulsa Port of Catoosa is celebrating its 40th year in operation. It has become an innovative part of the inland waterway systems in the United States.

Covering more than 2,000 acres just northeast of Tulsa, the port continues to grow. It boasts 63 industrial facilities and 4,000 employees in the fields of manufacturing and distribution. These industries mainly focus on the creation of consumer goods and agricultural commodities.

Every year, 13 million tons of cargo makes its way through the Tulsa Port of Catoosa before reaching destination. Cargo often includes sand, rock, fertilizer, wheat, raw steel, refined petroleum products and petrochemical processing equipment.

The port is a part of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System, which features 440 miles of waterway between Oklahoma and surrounding states. The centralized location provides a year-round, ice-free route for barges and the ability to reach all areas of the nation through linking ports.

The United States Army Corp of Engineers built the Tulsa Port of Catoosa and continues to maintain it today. The project had a cost of $1.3 million.

For additional information about the Tulsa Port of Catoosa, call 918-266-2291 or visit www.tulsaport.com.

Updated 07-21-2011

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