Crosstie Trends and Issues - Feb 1, 2019 

Given the correlation between pallet and other major industrial users of lumber, such as crossties, the Profile has pulled out key comments in a synopsis that the pallet sector should keep in mind.; OSHA’s Increases Civil Penalty Rates for 2019: The agency has increased its penalty schedule to reflect a 2.5% inflation rate increase.; Hardwood Industry No Stranger to Shutdown Effects: Although full funding was included in the Farm Bill signed in January, federal staff responsible for working with recipient organizations like AHEC were furloughed and not able to work on getting the designated money out the door.