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2/27/2007



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ECORail readies Kentucky plant to treat, market wood ties



Greenstone Holdings Inc. recently received an initial order of 500 gallons of crosstie treatment chemicals from ECORail Products Inc., which is building a railroad tie treatment facility in Kentucky.

ECORail plans to produce and market a BLACKBEAUTY™ line of environmentally friendly wood ties, bridge components and rail-car decking for the North American railroad industry. In May, the company will begin shipping ties, which will be treated with a borate-based preservative solution and undergo a specialized treating process, ECORail said.

“The railroad industry needs a longer-lasting wood railroad tie, and especially one that is safe for the environment,” said ECORail Chief Executive Officer B. Allen Brown in a prepared statement.

ECORail is a part of Railmark Holdings Inc., which also owns and operates the Michigan Air-Line Railway Co. (formerly Coe Rail Inc.), and provides track construction and maintenance, and rail-freight logistics services.


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