Monday, May 06, 2013

Gross & Janes enters into crosstie agreement with Boatright

Gross & Janes Co. has entered into an agreement to manage and operate two green crosstie processing facilities owned by Boatright Railroad Products in Montevallo and Clanton, Ala.

Under the agreement, Gross & Janes will process and pre-treat all green ties at both facilities with its patent-pending, non-pressurized borate treatment and Boatright will complete the tie processing with a creosote or copper napthenate pressurized treatment. Boatright will continue to purchase all green ties to be processed at both facilities.

"We are very pleased to be able to draw upon Gross & Janes Co.'s 90 years of experience in green crosstie processing," said Shane Boatright, chairman and chief executive officer of Boatright Companies, holding company for Boatright Railroad Products.

"This is an exciting joint venture between two leaders in the railroad tie industry," said Mike Pourney, president and chief executive officer of Gross & Janes. "Boatright Railroad Products and [its] customers will benefit from our industry expertise, while we continue to diversify our customer base. It is a win-win for everyone involved."

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