• 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."

Product Information


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"
  • 7" x 8" x 9'
  • 8.5" x 9" x 8' 6"

Additional Services

  • Precise cutting
  • Incising and end-plating
  • Air-stacking on G&J yards

Gum Panels

Dimensions available:

  • 3.5” x 8.5" x 8' 6"
  • 8.5" x 9" x 8' 6"


Dimensions available:

  • 7" x 9" x 10' through 7" x 9" x 24'

The Benefits of Tuff-Tie™

We recently introduced our new borate pre-treated crosstie called Tuff-Tie™ to the railroad industry. This green crosstie is treated with borate using an innovative non-pressurized process prior to drying and shipping to the customer for creosote treatment. This ‘two-step’ treatment process eliminates the cost of pressurized application of borate at the time of creosote application, while also offsetting the amount of oil-based creosote needed for 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 Tuff-Tie™ up to twice as strong as crossties that use standard air seasoning. Our innovative two-step process eliminates seasoning decay, which preserves critical tie strength and reduces waste.

The result is a longer-lasting, lower-cost tie with enhanced environmental benefits including less creosote utilization and more environmentally friendly alternatives for the disposal of spent ties.