MAR-APR 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. "Manufacturers agree with President Trump that China's theft of American intel- lectual property and their use of unfair trade practices represent clear threats to manufacturers' competitiveness and the jobs of American manufacturing workers. Tariffs are one proposed response, but they are likely to create new challenges in the form of significant added costs for manufac- turers and American consumers. In addition to these challenges, tariffs also run the risk of provoking China to take further destruc- tive actions against American manufacturing workers. PA OK's 27 Rail Freight Improvement Projects HARRISBURG, Pa.—Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced the approval of 27 rail freight improvement projects that will help sustain more than 400 jobs across Pennsylvania. The State Transportation Commission voted to approve $32 million for the projects through the Rail Transportation Assistance Program (RTAP) and the Rail Freight Assistance Program (RFAP). Pennsylvania, with 67 operating rail- roads, has more than any other state, and PennDOT's focus is on working with private rail operators to assist in maintaining and improving the roughly 5,600 miles of freight lines in the state. Among the approved projects is one by RJ Corman RR Company, which will reha- bilitate about 36 miles of track, including rail, ties, ballast and track surfacing on the Clearfield Cluster's Cherry Tree, Cresson and Wallaceton subdivisions. ASLRRA Honors 2 For Commitment To Safety NASHVILLE, Tenn.—At the recent annual convention of the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) in Nashville, the association honored two indi- viduals for their career commitment to safety compliance and culture. Jeremy Kramer, director of transportation for Louisville & Indiana Railroad, was hon- ored as Safety Person of the Year and Mitch Harris, director safety, training and regula- tory compliance for the Rio Grande Pacific Corporation and its short line railroads, as Safety Professional of the year. CROSSTIES • MARCH/APRIL 2018 6 INDUSTRY NEWS Promoting The Industry To The Next Generation Lake States Lumber Association is promoting careers in the wood industry to the next gen- eration of skilled workers using educational videos that profile a variety of job functions: head sawyer, saw filer, lumber inspector and log scaler. Each engaging video is complemented by a PDF describing the desired skills, average starting hourly wage, average hourly wage with training and experience and job duties. Check out the videos at MADE IN Moscow, TN USA - 2 week build time so you can start production faster - Install in days not weeks - Fast and efficient without complicated electronics - Simplest, worry free carriage in the industry - Mill packages for cutting logs from 6 - 30' long - Engineering improvements for 40+ years - Add up to 650 ties per 8 hr shift to your operation - Replacement parts fully stocked and ready to ship - Replacement parts fully stocked and ready to ship Over 500 COMPLETE mills sold! CALL US NOW! 901.877.6251 simple. dependable. affordable Built solid and simple Quick, easy install Consistent, proven performance CARRIAGE Setting a new standard Want to make more ties?

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