NOV-DEC 2017

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 • NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 18 Wednesday RTA Business Session & Luncheon RTA attendees got down to business on Wednesday with discus- sions on economic, global, sawmill and trade issues. It was especially enlightening to hear from sawmillers who reported on their concerns on resources, labor, trade and more. Kevin Hicks opens the conference with the annual safety session. President Ries begins the business session. The U.S. economy panel is the first topic on the very full agenda. Tony Hatch discusses economics affecting the railroads. Jason Dallas with a question from the audience. Dallin Brooks of WWPI addresses the luncheon group. Linda Bauer Darr applauds the crowd for their support and attendance during her luncheon address. David Caldwell addresses the well-attended morning session. Stan Thomas has the honor of reading the Resolutions Report again this year. Keeping with the patriotic theme of the conference, guests sing the national anthem prior to Kristine Storm's presentation. John Urman shows Scott Waring some of the benefits of the RTA conference app. Some of the RTA Executive Committee enjoyed visiting after the luncheon. From left, Jon Zil- lioux, Kevin Hicks, Kenny Dailey, Jim Gauntt, and Tim Ries. Cambria and David Woodard of Nevada Rail- road Materials speak with AREMA President Dwight Clark. RTA CONFERENCE

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