Category: Press Release

IRS and WVCO Enter New Partnership

Elmhurst, IL-Effective Oct. 2018, Industry-Railway Suppliers (IRS) has entered an additional partnership with Willamette Valley Company (WVCO.) While the companies have been partners for 16 years, this new agreement makes IRS the largest distributor of FastPatch systems to the railroad industry. “Our goal is to provide North American customers with safe, high quality products that equal…

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Industry-Railway Acquires ESCO Equipment Company

February 5, 2018 – Industry-Railway Suppliers, Inc. a leading distributor of tools and products for railway construction and maintenance announced today that it has acquired the business assets of ESCO Equipment Company. Since 1962, ESCO has provided sales and business representation for global railroad product and equipment manufacturers with a specialized mix of maintenance-of-way products….

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Congressman Quigley Joins IRS for Tour and Public Policy Discussion

IRS and Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) hosted Congressman Mike Quigley (D-IL-5) for a tour of the new Elmhurst facility and a public policy discussion centered on priorities for greater Chicago’s manufacturing and rail communities on April 10, 2017.    The Railway Engineering-Maintenance and Suppliers Association (REMSA), a non-profit trade group representing over 340 railway…

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IRS Celebrates 50th Anniversary

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Celebrating 50 Years IRS is celebrating our 50th Anniversary this year. Founded in 1966, Industry-Railway Suppliers, Inc. was established to service the needs of the railroads, railroad maintenance facilities, shortlines, and railroad contractors in the Eastern United States. In 1978 IRS opened an office and warehouse in Bensenville (Chicago), IL to service the western railroad…

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New Partnership with Panduit Corporation

Panduit Corporation Effective May 2016, IRS has entered a new partnership with Panduit Corporation, a family owned business based in Tinley Park, IL. The focus will be on developing and providing existing innovative electrical and network infrastructure solutions to several segments within the railway industry. Panduit is a global brand committed to delivering a consistently high…

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