Thursday, November 07, 2013

New tie plate production line debuts

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New tie plate production line debuts Arkansas Steel Associates

Arkansas Steel Associates on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, welcomed guests to its grand opening of its Robotic Vicor Tie Plate Production Line in Newport, Ark.

A ceremony and a tour of the facility, along with lunch, was scheduled, as was a dinner later in the day hosted by Arkansas Steel Associates and Swedesboro, N.J.-based Pandrol USA.

The company's website says Arkansas Steel Associates "continues researching product diversification by manufacturing a wide variety of tie plate sections, grader blades, wide flats and semi-finished products to meet the growing needs of the railroad industry."

Arkansas Steel Associates is a subsidiary of Sumitomo Corp. and Yamato Kogyo Company, Ltd. The company's Newport headquarters is roughly 90 miles west northwest of Memphis, Tenn.