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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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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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Making the Cut: How to Ensure Success and Safety in Rail Cutting

WARNING: Always follow all manufacturers safety & operating instructions. The most important factor to consider when attempting a rail cutting job is safety. While modern tools and technology allow cuts to be made at a faster rate than ever before, there are still risks involved. However, there are also ways to consider and avoid these…

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Tunnel Vision: How the CD200 Accomplished an Impossible Task

Rich Brawner, a field sales and product support specialist at IRS, is a railroad industry veteran with 41 years of experience. But, while visiting a Metro tunnel in Minneapolis MN, a seemingly unworkable problem proved that new technology can deliver advancements even veterans of the industry have never seen. Over time, clips can become welded…

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