SEP-OCT 2018

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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 20 800.237.6880 MADE IN AMERICA HEADQUARTERS 607 Front St. • Central City, KY 42330 From left to right: Richard Piper, Welder/Fabricator for 25 years Rick Moore, Welder/Fabricator for 32 years Rick "Killer" Yeomans, Hydraulic Specialist for 34 years, 20 in the US Army David Piper, Equipment Designer and Sawmiller, 50 years David "Dave" Broussard, PLC Automation Specialist, 25 years WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24 Following RTA's Wednesday General Business Session and welcome from RTA President Tim Ries of Koppers Inc., Federal Railroad Administrator (FRA) Ronald Batory will provide the Keynote Address, opening the conference's presentations and panel discussions. Batory was confirmed as FRA Administrator in February and has more than 45 years of rail industry experi- ence, most recently serving as president and COO of Conrail. He retired from Conrail last year. ECONOMIC IMPACT SESSION Preceding the Economic Impact Session is railroad consultant Tony Hatch of ABH Consulting. Hatch will provide an analy- sis of the rail industry's financial health. Hatch is a veteran analyst and financial consultant with decades of experience. A panel of experts has been seated to pro- vide more insight, including Chuck Baker, executive director for the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association; Brent McClendon, president and CEO for the National Wooden Pallet and Container Association, with 24 years in the forest products industry; and Nicole Brewin, vice president of government affairs for the Railway Supply Institute. CONFERENCE SHOWCASE RTA Presenters Share Experience, Insight With Attendees Batory Baker Brewin McClendon Hatch RTA has convened an outstanding lineup of presenters for the 100th Annual RTA Technical Conference & Symposium. Experts will address a variety of topics ranging from economics and procurement to engineering, research and development, and environmental issues. For detailed biographies, please log onto RTA's conference app at

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