• 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.

Dr. Jeff Lloyd, Nisus Corp.

"Gross & Janes Co. buyers are like part of the family here. We see them every week and know their children and grandchildren."

Products & Services


Dimensions available:

  • 6" x 8" x 8’ 6”
  • 7" x 9" x 8'
  • 7" x 9" x 8' 6"
  • 7" x 9" x 9'
  • 7" x 8" x 8' 6"

Processing Services

  • Precise Double End Trim
  • Mechanical Incising
  • Hydraulic Press End Plating
  • German Stacked Air Seasoning

Switch Ties

Dimensions available:

  • 7" x 9" x 10' through 7" x 9" x 18'


Bridge Timbers

    Custom Sawn SYP Kiln Dried


The Benefits of Tuff-Tie™

Immediately after plant processing, green crossties are dipped using a Borate Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate (DOT) wood preservative process. Tuff-Tie™ crossties are then stacked to air season to a desired moisture content. During this diffusion time, the waterborne Borate seeks the organic moisture located in the heart of the crosstie, thus carrying the preservative to deeper penetration levels. Most notably, this pre-treatment eliminates the cost of pressurized application of Borate at the time of creosote application, while off-setting the amount of oil-based creosote for needed tie protection.

Studies show that just a 2% weight loss from decay can reduce wood strength up to 50%. Our Borate pre-treated Tuff-Tie™ stops wood decay before it starts, making our product up to twice as strong as crossties that only use only standard air seasoning. Our innovative two-step process eliminates seasoning decay which preserves critical tie strength and useful in-track life cycle.