Rep. Capito visits Appalachian Timber Services

Written by Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor
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Rep. Capito and Rick Gibson, vice president of Appalachian Timber Services

On August 7, Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) joined representatives from the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) for a tour of the Appalachian Timber Services facility in Sutton, W.Va.


As a member of the Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure’s subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials, Rep. Capito helps oversee the economic and safety regulation of the railroad industry.

Appalachian Timber Services employs 49 people and has been servicing the railroad industry for more than 40 years with creosote treated wood products.

Capito joined Appalachian Timber executives for an introduction and briefing, followed by a tour of the rail tie plant. Appalachian Timber specializes in timber products, crossties and services for the railroad industry. Customers include shortline railroads and transit agencies all over the eastern United States.

“It was an honor to meet with the NRC and tour the Appalachian Timber Services facility,” said Rep. Capito. “Companies like Appalachian Timber Services play an integral role in West Virginia’s economy. Not only do they create jobs, but they keep our railroad industry moving.”

Categories: Ballast, Ties, Rail, Commuter/Regional