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Technology Boosts Efficiency at EGT
Katie Micik DTN Markets Editor
Fri Feb 8, 2013 01:58 PM CST

LONGVIEW, Wash. (DTN) -- Ten miles of railroad tracks form a teardrop around EGT LLC's main office, enabling the nation's newest export terminal to handle four 110-car unit trains at the same time, without having to break them apart.

A train pulls into the unloading pit, moving one-third of a mile per hour, as a robot opens the hopper door. Corn falls into the four-story pit as the train chugs across the pit's 120-foot mouth. Another robot closes the hopper door before the train pulls back out into the yard.

"They're our two best employees," facility manager Jerry Gibson said, ...

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