• 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.

Bill Behan

"We are delivering a NEW industry standard for longer lasting crossties with enhanced environmental benefits at a lower cost."

Bill Behan, President,
Gross & Janes Co.

Delivering a Dependable Supply of Quality Crossties

Gross & Janes has been providing quality railroad crossties, switch ties and bridge timbers since 1920. Headquartered in St. Louis, Gross & Janes has grown from a single production facility to become an international business whose crossties can be found in thousands of miles of tracks throughout Canada, Mexico and the United States. We are privately held and have been owned by the same founding family since our inception.

Today, we procure crossties from a wide regional footprint that includes Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Illinois. In addition, we operate value-added "green" crosstie processing and loading facilities in Missouri, Arkansas and Texas. Processing plants provide precision double-end trim, grade inspection, incising, end plate and German stack method for proper air seasoning.

Our crosstie and switch tie shipments are sent to third party plants, as determined by our customers, for final Creosote treatment. These destinations include Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Colorado, Oregon, Alabama and Canada.

We purchase crossties and switch ties from more than 125 independently owned and operated sawmills across a wide area. Our decades long relationships with sawmills enable us to maintain a consistent supply. These sawmills are often multi-generational businesses with the same family values that are shared by Gross & Janes. We are proud of the history we have built together with our producing partners.