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Staying Hydrated in Extreme Temperatures

 In the midst of summer, temperatures are at a scorching high with extreme humidity, especially for us in the Chicagoland area. It’s important to work safe in these types of conditions especially if you’re outside. Keeping the body hydrated helps the heart more easily pump blood through the blood vessels to the muscles. The amount…

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12 Easy Steps to Replacing Handles

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Handles take a real beating. With constant usage, exposure to the elements, and the tough jobs being performed, track tool handles become loose or can break.  Keep your tools safe, comfortable, and performing their best by replacing the handles regularly. Follow these 12 easy steps to have your tools back up and working as quickly…

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July Featured Supplier of the Month: Abloy Security

Industry-Railway Suppliers has partnered with Abloy Security for over 50 years to provide the highest quality weather resistant padlocks and door cylinders to the railroad industry. Together, we have been able to take ideas from customers and develop products to meet their specifications. We did this with a bright colored, waterproof cover that slips over…

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Blotter Size vs. Flange Size- What’s the Rule?

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The proper use of blotters can aid in preventing wheel breakages. Blotters, by definition, are compressible washers that must be placed between an abrasive wheel and a mounting flange. These blotters are more than just cardboard or paper, but are designed to strict standards for material type, thickness, coefficient of friction, and compressibility. Use only…

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