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KMG Supports AWPA Guidelines for Creosote Retention in Wood Railroad Crossties

According to the Railway Tie Association (RTA), “Wood crossties have been supporting North American railroads for more than 160 years. No other material even comes close to wood’s track record.” That is indeed true: Even with major technological advances in locomotives, railcars and track construction, creosote-treated wood crossties continue to account for over 90% of the current installed […]

Could the Decline in Railcar Coal Freight Impact Rail Tie Replacement Demand?

As one of the largest suppliers of creosote in North America, we’re keenly interested in trends that may impact (positively or negatively) the demand for this important wood preservative. In today’s blog post, we look at whether the decline in coal shipped by railcar may affect long-term replacement demand for the millions of creosote-treated wooden […]

Tax Extension Will Benefit Rail Tie Production

Earlier this month, the U.S. Congress and President Obama hammered out a so-called “fiscal cliff” budget agreement, narrowly averting a significant tax increase on most taxpayers. Unless you’re a member of the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA), you probably weren’t aware that the deal contained an important tax provision – known as […]