U.S. Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito Visits Appalachian Timber Services, Discusses How Rail Contributes to West Virginia's Economy
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
by: Tabitha Layman

Section: 2013 NRC Grassroots Events

Rep. Capito with Appalachian Timber Services' AVP Rick Gibson

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Sutton, WV - On 8/7/13, U.S. Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV-2) joined representatives from the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) for a tour of the Appalachian Timber Services facility in Sutton, WV. As a member of the Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure's subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials, Congresswoman 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 over 40 years with creosote treated wood products. Located in the heart of West Virginia, Appalachian Timber Services' skilled work force provides products for customers who require exacting specifications.

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

"It was an honor to meet with the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association and tour the Appalachian Timber Services facility," said Congresswoman 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."

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