KCBX

Proud corporate citizen of Chicago

KCBX SOUTH TERMINAL CONVERTED TO A DIRECT TRANSFER FACILITY

KCBX has handled bulk materials like salt, clay, coal and petroleum coke on Chicago‘s Southeast Side for more than 25 years. We are committed to conducting our operations safely with respect for the environment and our neighbors.

KCBX‘s South terminal, at 10730 Burley Ave., is a direct transfer facility where bulk materials are transferred between different modes of transportation via a conveyer system. All product ground piles were eliminated in the spring of 2016.

KCBX‘s other Chicago terminal, at 3259 E. 100th St., was decommissioned in 2015 and is no longer in use.

Direct transfer equipment, KCBX South Terminal.
YouTubeVideo of the direct transfer process.

RENDERINGS OF NEW LANDSCAPING PROJECT

KCBX had dozens of new trees planted along the railroad tracks on the east side of our Burley Avenue property. Landscapers planted evergreen and various shade trees augmented by colorful ornamental trees. In addition to these new trees, a variety of ornamental shrubs and native grasses were included for ground coverage.

Former view looking east.
Former view looking east.
New view looking east.
New view looking east.

Petroleum coke is one of many valuable products made during the oil refining process. Similar in appearance to coal, petroleum coke is used to generate electricity and has a wide range of other industrial applications. Petroleum coke is used all over the world.

INVESTING IN CHICAGO
KCBX has been part of the Chicago community since 1990. The company expanded its business in 2012, purchasing the South terminal from DTE Energy and investing $30 million to upgrade the facility, including $10 million in dust controls.
REFERENCE LIBRARY
Petroleum coke has been in use since the 1930s. Its handling is governed by a wide range of federal, state and local environmental and safety regulations. Learn More ‘
ABOUT KCBX
KCBX employs 25 people at its South terminal, where we move bulk materials such as coal and petroleum coke by direct transfer for shipment to meet global demand for these products. Learn More ‘