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Industry-Railway’s Response to COVID-19

To Our Customers and Partners, Beginning Saturday, March 21st, the Governor of Illinois instituted a “Stay at Home” Executive Order that requires many businesses in the state of Illinois to remain closed through Thursday, April 30th.  I am writing today to inform you that Industry-Railway Suppliers has not been affected by this closure at this…

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Overcoming Winter Struggles on the Railroad

“I personally dread when winter hits and I know that I have to be out on the tracks. From my experience, especially the blizzard of January 1979 working in Cicero, Illinois, the snow was deeper than any automobile. With all of the front-end loaders, plows, road graders, jet snow blowers, we must have hit between…

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How Locknuts Diversely Reduce Waste to Railroads

J.Lanfranco THU locknuts were designed to help railroads solve an age-old problem: waste. A waste of money, a waste of time, and a waste of parts. These self-locking nuts are proven to greatly decrease railroad track maintenance time, broken components, and damage to castings. Locknuts that will diversely lower your expenditure, and help your company…

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Keep Your Switches and the Railroad Moving all Winter

RR Winterizer anti-icing solution is the safest ice-prevention method to keep the railroad moving and on time this winter season. It is a multi-purpose, environmentally-safe anti icer that prevents ice from bonding with the rail or other material. This means no more frozen switches. No platform injuries. And, it deters derailments, and upholds precision scheduled…

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Rail Milling Cheat Sheet

Railway tracks are subjected to constant wear and damage. In order to increase traffic safety, rail service life, and to lower operating costs, rail profiles must be regularly maintained. It is for this reason that rail milling has been a buzz within the industry. But what is rail milling? And how will it affect our…

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Efficiency with Abloy PROTEC2 CLIQ

Railway operations are constantly changing. Locomotives and carriages are becoming smarter and more connected. High speed rail networks are developing at an extraordinary rate. However, there are still inconsistent standardized systems for signal, track, infrastructure, security and safety regulations While technology does allow for an increase in productivity, it also causes more contractors and third…

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Partners and Planning for 2019

This past month, the IRS team met in our Elmhurst, IL headquarters for a few days of product training and strategy planning. Our partners SuperTrak and J.Lanfranco joined us for a day to acquaint us with some of their new product offerings. The second day of this strategy planning was partaking in our yearly group…

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Yearly Checkup: Industry-Railway Acquires ESCO Equipment Company

Last February, we acquired ESCO Equipment Company. Following the acquisition we signed a multi-year distributor partnership with Pandrol to distribute Railtech Matweld hydraulic tools and Rosenqvist rail equipment throughout the U.S. and Canada with Railway Supply Group?s sister company- Davanac Inc. This step allowed our IRS team an opportunity to focus on the strategy in…

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Work Smarter Not Harder: The Tie Replacer SB60

On any worksite there is always the goal of getting the job done as safely, quickly, and as cost effectively as possible. But, when multiple high demand jobs need work simultaneously, it can be hard to prioritize which one of these goals comes first. One of these tough jobs -tie replacing- has new technology that…

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Behind the Scenes: IRS and J.Lanfranco Video Shoot

Elmhurst, IL- This week our partners J.Lanfranco Fastener Systems Inc. visited the IRS headquarters to make an instructional video for locknut installation. It can be difficult to get video or pictures of products in action on work sites with the added factors of trains and deadlines. By having our own test site, IRS and J.Lanfranco…

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