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Chicago Transit Authority Chooses TieTek Composite Crossties

03 December 2006

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has chosen to buy and install 7,000 TieTek composite railroad ties for transit installation, to be supplied as part of Menard's Railroad Materials supply to CTA.

The CTA operates more than 1,000 rapid transit cars over eight routes and provides 500,000 customer trips each day to 144 stations in Chicago and 40 surrounding suburbs. The TieTek ties will be used for maintenance and spot replacement along CTA's 222 miles of track.

""TieTek composite crossties deliver significant performance and financial benefits,"" says Bob Menard, Owner and President of Menard's Railroad Materials. ""They are a smart choice for transit rail applications and we look forward to working with them.""

The crossties are made from 80% recycled materials and have a projected lifespan of more than 40 years. New York City Transit also recently purchased 11,000 TieTek composite crossties in what has been a busy year for the company.

""Our partnership with the CTA is another exciting development for TieTek,"" says TieTek CEO Neal Kaufman. ""TieTek professionally engineered composite crossties are a great choice for our transit customers who want to improve performance and reduce operating costs for their entire system.""





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