A & K Railroad Materials
You won't find A & K Railroad next to B&O Railroad on a Monopoly board, but you will find the company's pieces all over the railroad. A & K Railroad Materials sells a multitude of new and used railroad supplies, including steel and wood railroad ties and tie plugs, landscaping railroad ties (reclaimed), frogs (plates used to guide rail wheels at crossings), guard rails, switches and components (braces, clips, and plates), rails, and rail tools. Services offered by A & K Railroad Materials include track removal/salvage and custom rail welding. Its lineup is used for railroads, as well as mines and cranes, in North and South America. About 90% of the company is owned by its founder and chairman, Kern Schumacher.