Category: Work Equipment

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 is simplifying its process…

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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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The Innovation the Railroad Takes

Technology

The railway industry is one that takes dedicated employees and the latest technology to succeed. According to the Association of American Railroads, there are more than 28,000 locomotives, 1.6 million rail cars, and enough rail to circle the earth eight times in the United States alone. Without the newest technology and equipment, it would be…

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