2020 Crosstie Grading Seminar

 in the Florence, South Carolina Area

The Tie Grading Seminar will take place on August 10-14 at

the Koppers Plant in Florence, South Carolina

Registration will open in the Spring of 2020

Interactive PDF Registration 
Housing Form (required)
2019 Seminar Recap 


August 5 - Welcome reception at the hotel 
August 6- First full day of instruction including Overview, Engineering Principles, Wood ID, and Anatomy
August 7- Wood ID, Defects, Grading Video & Quiz, plus our first visit to AmeriTies Plant in Hope
August 8- Wood ID Test, Insects, Fungi, Drying, Treating Demo, Procurement, Plant Tour, and final Grading Derby. 

This seminar is three full days of instruction. Click on the links to see the tie grading announcement and detailed agenda, and printable registration form that outlines the course topics.

Check out the video to see a sample of what will be covered in this educational seminar!

RTA Tie Grading Seminar on Wood Identification Module 2 from Railway Tie Association on Vimeo.  

The 2019 Tie Grading Seminar took place on August 5-8 
in the Texarkana, Arkansas area.

Congratulations to our 2019 Tie Grading Amazon gift card winners: 


Reduced Speed Grading Test                                    Tie Grading Derby
Eric Lehr, Applied Testing & Geosciences               Nathan Hosterman, Koppers