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U.S. Plastic Lumber lands Brazilian deal


U.S. Plastic Lumber Corp. (USPL) recently received an order to supply 600 DuraTie® recycled composite railroad ties to Brazil's government-owned railroad.

Although the order is small compared with the tie supplier's recent U.S. passenger railroad contracts, a USPL official believes the Brazilian deal enables the company to demonstrate DuraTies durability in a wet climate.

"Brazil is very sensitive about the environment and protecting its rain forests, and our product is a great benefit for the environment over wood ties treated with hazardous chemicals," said Chief Operating Officer Michael McCann in a prepared statement.

Produced from recycled plastic and fiberglass, DuraTies are designed to last longer than wood ties, and resist insect and water damage.

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