Since 1957, Peoria Barge Terminal Inc. has been specializing in freight transfer and storage services. Based in Peoria, Ill., the firm provides a wide range of services, such as bulk, steel and miscellaneous products handling, special lifting and storage/warehousing services. With easy access to the interstate highway as well as railway systems, Peoria Barge Terminal Inc. acts as a multimodal terminal to handle loading/offloading of cargo from barges, trucks and rail cars. The firm also operates through its affiliate organizations, N. E. Finch Co. and Peoria Metro Construction Inc. It caters to a vast customer base, including local businesses, industries and international conglomerates. Some of the products handled by the company include coal, white rock, industrial salt, gravel, sand and pig iron.