Crossties

JUL-AUG 2018

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RTA EVENT CALENDAR CONTACT US RTA EVENT CALENDAR CONTACT US ADVERTISE Stella-Jones Corp. Railway Tie Association Wheeler Lumber Nisus Corporation MiTek Industries CROSSTIES • JULY/AUGUST 2018 17 FACILITATORS Tim Ries of Koppers Inc. and RTA President; Carmen Trevizo of Transportation Technology Center Inc.; Bob Snyder of OmniTRAX; and MHSH Committee mem- bers and on-site staff members at the plants the group visited. SPONSORS Cahaba Pressure Treating, Herzog and Stella-Jones Corp., all day bus transporta- tion; Brewco and RailWorks, receptions; Koppers Inc. and Transportation Technology Center Inc., lunches; MiTek, bus snacks; and Gross & Janes Co. and Missouri Tie LLC, extra special general sponsorships which added much needed assistance for miscella- neous trip expenses ATTENDEES Claus Staalnar, American Wood Technology; Jason Feagans, Blackwood Solutions; Dennis Mirabal, BNSF Railway; Alex and Mike Goldston, Brewco Inc.; Chuck Ludwig, CHZ Technologies; Rick Embry, Embry Automation and Controls; Donna Schake, Etimine USA; Matt Seinfeld and Kristine Storm, Genesee & Wyoming Inc.; Bill Behan and Scott McBride, Gross & Janes Co.; Jeanne Olson, JH Baxter; John Baron, Travis Gross, Tim Ries and Tim Shannon, Koppers Inc.; Matt Seal, Missouri Tie LLC; Shea Zeiser, MiTek Industries; Ken Laughlin and Canon McDonald, Nisus Corp.; Kevin Conn, Norfolk Southern; Pelle Duong, Pandrol; Jose Mediavilla, Progress Rail; Jim Gauntt, RTA; Richard Carney and Charles Friedrichs, RailWorks; Beryl Beagle, Jason Dallas, Jim Maltese, Liz Russell, Bob Schuh and David Whitted, Stella-Jones Corp.; Robert Burling and Leon Glenn, Texpar Energy; Kevin Hicks, Union Pacific; Dave Koch, Wheeler Lumber; and Mike Land, Willamette Valley Co . RTA wishes to thank all the volunteers and sponsors for their efforts and support in making this year's RTA Field Trip a great success. A special thank you to all those who attended as well! Jim Burkert, plant manager, ex- plains the operational flow of the facility. This facility uses stickering rather than German stacking to control air-drying speed in the drier Denver climate. Procured inbound ties on centerbeams heading to the tie unloader. A 165-foot by 8-foot treating cylinder on site at facility. Koppers Inc. STOP 3

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