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 6 XXX INDUSTRY NEWS AAR Names Jefferies President, CEO WASHINGTON—The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has selected Ian Jefferies as the organization's next president and CEO. Jefferies will begin his duties on Jan. 1, 2019. Jefferies honed the skills and expertise necessary to steer AAR during his tenure as AAR's senior vice president of government affairs and as a senior policy advisor on Capitol Hill. "For years, we have known that Ian understands the policy and priorities of the rail industry, and he has been a proven advocate for our issues," said Jim Squires, AAR board of directors chair and Norfolk Southern Corp. chair- man, president and CEO. "Ian will extend a legacy of vision, leadership and energy to write an exciting new chapter for the AAR while ensuring that it remains a clear and trusted voice in Washington." CORRECTION: In an article in the July/August issue of Crossties showcasing the new Genesee Arch Bridge, it was incorrectly stated that Nisus Corp. provided ties to Norfolk Southern for the project when in fact Mellott Wood Preserving Company was the chosen supplier for the treated material. NS specified Nisus Corp.'s Cellutreat Liquid DOT and QNAP technology for the bridge. Premier Green Crosstie Provider to Class 1 Railroads TUFF-TIE IS MEETING ITS PROMISE OF STRENGTH AND LONGEVITY! ™ Tuff Tie™ was the early industry leader in Borate Pre-Treated Ties. Tests conducted by the Class 1 railroads now show that Borate treated ties are living up to their promise of greater strength and longevity. Don't wait any longer… contact us today and make the commitment to extend your crosstie performance! Find out more at WASHINGTON—The Railway Supply Institute (RSI), partnering with the Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA), Railway Systems Suppliers Inc. (RSSI) and Railway Tie Association (RTA), announced the results of a major study quantifying the economic and workforce impact of the products and services produced by the railway supply industry. This report highlights the impor- tance of the industry to the U.S. economy in terms of jobs, tax revenue, and gross domestic product (GDP) on both the state and national level. Beyond their critical support for a rail- road system comprising more than 1.6 million railcars, 38,000 locomotives, and 140,000 miles of track, the railway supply industry is also essential to the national economy—generating value, stimulating jobs, and paying taxes. The economic contribution of the railway supply industry in 2017 amounted to more than $74.2 billion in gross domestic product (GDP). Suppliers paid $16.9 billion in taxes to local, state and federal governments. Workers in the industry are highly pro- ductive and well paid with annual wages of $78,800, on average, placing them +42 percent above the U.S. average income*. Railway suppliers directly employ more than 125,000 people in manufacturing, repair, maintenance and leasing, among others. In addition, for each worker directly employed by the railway supply industry, a further 4.2 jobs are supported in the wider economy meaning that 650,000 jobs across America can be tied to a railway supplier, their supply chain or spending of those employed by these firms. "For years, the economic value that rail- roads deliver to our nation has been well documented. This study is the first of its kind to reveal the power and contribution of the railway supply industry that is driven by investment in our nation's railroads," said Mike O'Malley, RSI president. "The results tell a powerful story highlighting the benefit of public policies that support continued growth in both the freight and passenger rail sector." Rail Supply Industry Study Shows Economic Power, Workforce Impacts Of Its Products, Services Jefferies The report, completed by Oxford Economics, is available at

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