Companies that rely on rail service are bracing for the possible impact of a strike that would cripple supply lines.

Many companies in the area, particularly agri-based ones, use the rail systems to transport as a primary means of transporting goods, Lifeline Foods CEO Kevin Kelly said. About 80% of Lifeline’s product is shipped using train lines.

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