SEP-OCT 2018

Crossties is published for users and producers of treated wood crossties.

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CONTACT RTA WEBSITE BECOME A MEMBER BECOME A MEMBER RTA WEBSITE CONTACT Cahaba Pressure Treated Forest Products Eagle Metal Products East Coast Railroad Gross & Janes Co. Hurdle Machine Works Koppers Inc. CROSSTIES • SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2018 18 Special thanks are in order for the TIE GRADING INSTRUCTORS AND OTHER REPRESENTATIVES: Marshall Allen, Terry Conners, Kevin Hicks, Nate Irby, Robert Pearce, Jim Ringe, Tim Ries, Ted Woerle and Barbara Stacey. RTA TIE GRADING STUDENTS INCLUDE Johnny Allison, Karl Born, Milford Bryant, Michael Embry, Neal Galford, Caleb Hutcheson, Joe Rosenberg, Marcus Sandman, Mark Siemsglusz, Clay Skinner, Bryan Stout, Jim Thompson, and Mary Kay Walker of Koppers Inc.; Eric Baughman, Jeffrey Benson, Quincy Borderlon, Doug Bryant, Robert Chapman, Craig Cook, Rufus Fontenot, Kendall Greer, Shaun Hollander, William Sensabaugh, Ronnie Travis, and Brad Vaught of Stella Jones Corp.; Shawn Bryant, Brantley McClendon and Richard Payne of voestalpine Nortrak; Craig Joss and Cheryl Ponticello of Applied Testing & Geosciences; Chad Niman of University of Kentucky; Wade Ostrander of Canadian Pacific Railway; John Swearengin of Dudley Hardwoods; Greg Voysey of Koppers Ashcroft Inc.; and Courtney Watts and Sean Woody of Norfolk Southern. A unique and effective way to display the ties for the Tie Grading Derby is to put them on rails. It's usually the other way around! The Tie Grading Derby winner is Johnny Allison of Koppers with the highest score in memory. A few more examples of ties before the test begins. Nate Irby goes over what we've learned so far with Stella-Jones' Quincy Borderlon and Robert Chapman. Plant Manager Jim Evans leads the class on a plant tour. TIE GRADING SEMINAR Hats Off To The Tie Grading Crew!

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