This report on a meeting sponsored jointly by the Transportation Materials Management Forum and Railway Progress Institute described the upturn of the wooden cross tie market in 1974, then its collapse in 1975 as producers had succeeded in raising production. To assure that needed ties will be produced in coming years, it was agreed that it is necessary to have a stability in tie production. Railroad managements were said to overreact to fluctuations in business at both ends of the business cycle--first ordering more than can be produced or used, and then eliminating virtually all such purchases with a downturn of almost any magnitude.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1975-5-12

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  • Accession Number: 00099797
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1976 12:00AM