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Railex Celebrates Grand Opening of New Facility

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WALLULA, Wash.-- Dozens of people gathered in Wallula Thursday to celebrate the grand opening of the new Railex wine storage and shipping facility.

Port commissioners, Chamber of Commerce representatives and other local politicians all came to show their support for the facility that's boosting business for Washington's wine industry.

The 500,000 square foot facility now houses more than two million cases of wine.

"We needed to let people come in and take a look and say this is what we can do. We can create the jobs. We can create an advantage for the Washington wine industry, the Oregon wine industry, to get to all parts of the country," said Jim Kleist, Railex.

The refrigerated warehouse can hold up to five million cases of wine and Railex plans to meet that capacity in the coming months.

The facility ships over 30,000 cases of wine every day.