• Largest independent supplier and shipper of untreated crossties
  • Delivering a dependable supply of quality crossties
  • Leading the industry in 'greener', longer-lasting crossties at lower cost
  • Creating a new industry standard for borate pre-treated crossties
  • Growing through sales, service, acquisition and joint venture

Introducing Tuff-Tie™, our borate pre-treated crosstie with enhanced environmental benefits and greater longevity at lower cost.

A. Lamar Smith, Springhill Land & Timber.

"We met the folks at Gross & Janes and liked them, and I think the feeling is mutual."

Welcome to Gross & Janes Co.!

Gross & Janes Co. is one of North America's largest supply-chain providers of untreated railroad crossties and switch ties. Many Class-1 railroads and track maintenance contractors rely upon our 100-year expertise in procurement of quality materials. Equally, our extensive sawmill provider network covers a multi-state region enabling G&J to market crosstie production to multiple sources.

Gross & Janes Co. was an early industry innovator of the patented Tuff-Tie™ Borate Pre-Treated crosstie. Tuff-Tie™ is a two-step treatment using Borate Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate (DOT) wood preservative that is designed to be utilized with other oil-borne preservative methods. The Cellutreat formulation is made from a natural mineral salt and is an EPA-registered, non-restricted use/general use preservative also standardized by the AWPA (P25). It can be applied to green wood prior to air seasoning by vacuum pressure, dip diffusion or spray.