Koppers is a world leader in the manufacturing of pressure-treated wood products used primarily for the railroad industry. Treated wood makes structures more durable and resistant to decay, thereby increasing safety, reducing replacement costs and preserving valuable forests. Koppers has been serving the railroad industry with treated wood railroad ties and railroad crossing panel products for over 25 years. In North America, we are the largest provider of railroad crossties for the Class I Railroads and are known for our pre-plated crossties.
The United States railroad industry has been the country's most reliable and dependable way to transport products, materials and people for almost two centuries. Worldwide, rail is recognized as a major contributor to global commerce, travel and tourism.
Koppers is proud to be part of the railroad industry's rich history and success. As one of the world's largest producers of pressure treated wood products and railroad track crossties, Koppers products are a vital component to the infrastructure of railroads both in the U.S. and abroad.
Every mile of railroad track contains approximately 3,000 crossties and there are more than 500 million wooden crossties in use throughout North America today. Treated wood makes products more durable and decay-resistant, and increases safety, reduces replacement costs, and preserves valuable forests.
In addition to ties, Koppers provides all seven North American Class I railroads and many of the short line railroads with other critical infrastructure products including rail joints, track components, track panels, track hardware, concrete ties, and recovery resources and support services.