101st Annual Railway Tie Association Symposium and Technical Conference

2019 Conference Photos by Gary Coleman

Tucson, Arizona October 15-18
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucson, Arizona

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See the recap of our 2018 Conference in Crossties magazine


There are many sponsorship opportunities each year. The Railway Tie Association sincerely appreciates each sponsors' financial commitment to the annual conference. Your company's name and logo will be displayed on signs and electronically throughout the conference. It's an excellent advertising opportunity!

Below is the list of our very generous sponsors from the 
2018 Symposium & Technical Conference
in Bonita Springs, Florida

Koppers, Inc. for the President's Reception, Banquet Bar, Conference Give-away Bags, Optional Tour Transportation, 
Gold Golf, & Hospitality Suite
Nisus Corporation for the App, Signage, WiFi, Key Cards, Massage Therapist, & Tabletop Exhibit
Stella-Jones for the Railroad Purchasing Forum, Spouse Favors, Gold Level Golf, Banquet Entertainment & Hospitality Suite
Gross & Janes for the Conference Audio Visual, Procurement Session, & Hospitality Suite
Ruetgers Group for the Business Luncheon & Hospitality Suite
National Salvage and Service Corp for the Name Badges, Legislative and Tie Disposition Session, & Tabletop Exhibit
Progressive Railroading for the Banquet Event, Gold Golf, & Tabletop Exhibit
Lonza Wood Protection for the Wednesday Continental Breakfast & Tabletop Exhibit
MiTek for the Premium Conference Gift
RailWorks for the Thursday Continental Breakfast
Wheeler Lumber for the Speaker's Gift & Tabletop Exhibit
Georgetown Rail for the Research Forum
Encore Rail Systems for a $300 Gift Card & Bronze Golf Sponsorship
Mellott Wood Preserving for the Wednseday Afternnon Refreshments & Thursday Coffee Break 
Herzog for the Opening Keynote Session
Taylor Machine Works for Wednesday Morning Refreshments & Tabletop Exhibit
NRC for the Economic Impact Session
Brewco for a Vendor-mercial & Tabletop Exhibit
North American Tie and Timber For Banner Ads on the App & Bronze Golf
Tank Fab for the Special Folio Conference Gift
Appalachian Timber for the Engineering Forum, Bronze Golf, & a General Sponsorship
Lewis Bolt and Nut Company for a General Conference Sponsorship & a Tabletop Exhibit
McCreary County Hardwoods for The Awards Sponsorship 
Missouri Tie for the banquet gifts
Lone Star/Asphalt & Fuel Supply for for the Conference Programs
Somerville Tie Company for a Gold Golf Sponsorship
Gemini Forest Products for a Silver Golf Sponsorship
Acme Wood Preserving for a Silver Golf Sponsorship
Encore Rail Systems for a Bronze Golf Sponsorship & $200 Gift Card
Cahaba Pressure Treated Forest Products for a Tabletop Exhibit

EHS Support for a Tabletop Exhibit
Embry Automation for a Tabletop Exhibit
Genics for a Tabletop Exhibit
National Hardwood Lumber Association for a Tabletop Exhibit
Omaha Track  for a Tabletop Exhibit
Wood Care Systems for a Tabletop Exhibit
Lindner America for a Tabletop Exhibit
Canadian Pacific for an AMEX Gift Card 
Pandrol for a Bronze Golf Sponsorship
Union Pacific for the Safety Briefing