Registration Opens March 1st

2021 Solutions Symposium

Will take place in and around

Florence, SC June 7-9


2021 Preliminary Schedule

Monday 7 August

Arrivals and exhibitor set-up
5:00 pm Welcome reception at the hotel
7:00 pm Dine on your own

Tuesday 8 August

8:00-9:00 am Breakfast with sponsors
9:00-10:15 am Opening business ethics keynote
10:15-10:45 am Break
10:45-Noon Track 1-Business succession and key role transition planning
                  Track 2-Identifying the scope of the problem: facilitated roundtable on issues with used ties
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00-2:45 pm Track 1-Attracting, hiring, and retaining employees of all skill levels
                     Track 2-Research that exists and how we fill the gaps panel discussion
2:45-3:15 pm Break
3:15-5:00 pm Track 1-Health and safety fireside chat
                     Track 2-Piecing together the puzzle: fireside chat on solutions
6:00-8:00pm Reception

Wednesday 9 August

8:00-9:00 am Breakfast with sponsors
9:00-10:15 am Track 1-Tie processing equipment reverse trade show
                       Track 2-Follow-up plan development for tie life cycle and determination
10:15-10:45 am Break
10:45-Noon continuation of morning sessions TBD
Noon-1:30 pm Closing session and luncheon keynote Leading Through the Change
Afternoon golf tournament and exhibitor breakdown


We would like to thank our very generous sponsors of the 2019 RTA Field Trip

Receptions: Brewco and RailWorks
Bus: Appalachian Timber, Cahaba, and Stella-Jones
Lunches: Gross & Janes, Nevada Rail, and Stella-Jones
Bus Snacks and Drinks: Stella-Jones
General Sponsorship: MiTek, Nisus, Pandrol, Wheeler Lumber


2019 Field Trip Recap

2018 Field Trip Recap

2017 Field Trip Recap

2016 Field Trip Recap

2015 Field Trip Recap

2014 Field Trip Recap

See the article in Railway Age
Click here to watch a video of some of the highlights of the trip

2013 Field Trip Recap

2012 Field Trip Recap

2011 Field Trip Recap

2010 Field Trip Recap

2009 Field Trip Recap

2008 Field Trip Recap