Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Koppers, NS sign three-year contract for rail joints

Koppers Inc. and Norfolk Southern have agreed to a three-year contract for bonded rail joint assemblies.

In addition to bonded rail joint assemblies, Koppers provides various other types of rail joint bar and track component products, along with treated railroad crossties and other treated products and services to Norfolk Southern. Koppers will provide the bonded rail joint assemblies for this contract from its facility located in Huntington, W. Va.

"We are very pleased to be able to sign this contract for our rail joint bar business and expand our relationship with a highly-valued customer like Norfolk Southern," said Walter Turner, president and CEO of Koppers.