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Plant treats up to 1M ties annually

Peni Enesi swabs the rim of the cylinder before closing it at the AmeriTies West plant in The Dalles. His job of loading raw ties into cylinders to be treated with a wood preservative is the one position at the plant that requires a respirator.

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Peni Enesi swabs the rim of the cylinder before closing it at the AmeriTies West plant in The Dalles. His job of loading raw ties into cylinders to be treated with a wood preservative is the one position at the plant that requires a respirator.



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Stacks of treated railroad ties await shipment at AmeriTies in The Dalles.

A three-part series this week first looks at the AmeriTies West plant operations and then at what is being done to address odor complaints concerning naphthalene...

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