Connecting Members with Value

Railway Tie Association members were asked,

“Why do RTA members find so much value in their association?”

All of their answers revolved around how they or their businesses benefit from the industry connections they make through RTA programs, services, meetings, and activities.

RTA is the organization I count on to CONNECT...

  • Businesses with opportunities...

... by forwarding orders and services requests to members

  • People with information...

...through a vast online database of research and statistics on crossties

  • Companies with companies...

...with online and print member directories

  • Individuals with resources...

...with print material, training media, & industry news

  • Those in need of education...

...with virtual & field training on Quality Control, tie grading, tie defects, etc.

  • People with face-to-face networking possibilities...

...at annual field trips, conferences, regular committee meetings, etc.

  • Industry with congressional leaders...

...when members visit with legislators at Railroad Day-on-the-Hill

  • Members with ideas...

...thru working sessions with RRs for new research & product development

  • The public with news and information...

...www.rta.org offers a wealth of info to the world

  • Forestry students with scholarships...

...supporting students with thousands of dollars in annual scholarships

  • Railroads with tools for decision making...

...SelecTie II & TieLife computer models make ROI decisions easy

  • New products with buyers...

...e.g., there are several new preservative systems now in use by railroads

  • Buyers with market trends...

... through the most complete online database and statistics on the tie industry

  • Government with environmental safety guidelines...

...with online environmental safety data and end-of-life recommendations

  • Sawmills with producers...

...when sawmills seek buyers for ties, RTA sends them customers

  • A challenge with a solution...

...e.g.,innovative options offered to premature tie failure in high decay areas

  • Tie disposal with disposition options...

...you have ties to dispose of? We have disposal providers to do it.

  • History with real world applications...

...e.g., in-depth research archives help eliminate duplicate projects

  • Product specifications with user groups...

...where users can find online sources for tie specifications and standards

  • You with procurement news...

...interactive forum with buyers in the field keeps you current with market trends

Why Wood Crossties?