Since its founding in 2000, Acculine Rails has been proudly serving the sawmill industry nationwide as the only carriage rail grinding firm in North America. Chris Tucker, owner and operator, is dedicated to keeping Acculine as the leading source for carriage rail alignment and restoration.
Chris’s career path began immediately out of high school, first with joining the military, then continuing on to emergency services as a firefighter/paramedic, and eventually becoming Fire Chief of a county in metro Atlanta, Georgia. In 2016, after earning his Master’s Degree and finishing his career with both the fire service and the military, Chris moved his
family to Eugene, Oregon, where he discovered Acculine Rails and reached out to owner
and founder George Balsbaugh. Having a background in heavy industry machinery
extrication, project management, and construction engineering, Chris was immediately
interested in the rail grinding process, and after training under George for several months,
he purchased the company in January of 2018.
As the owner of Acculine Rails, Chris is constantly developing new ways to better serve
customers by refining the rail grinding technique through focusing on systems that
will promote greater accuracy, efficiency, and safety.