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IronHorse Engineering to Exhibit at the 2016 NRC Conference

Tacoma Streetcar Extension


July 3, 2019 - Walsh Construction Company and Stacy & Witbeck are installing the first section of at grade embedded track. Iron Horse Engineering is pleased  to supply their Epoxy Coated Gauge Leveling Beams for 112 block rail. Great job to all the hard working contractors and team members!


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Railroad Day On Capital Hill 2019


May 13, 2019 - Iron Horse Engineering was pleased to attend another successful “Railroad Day” On Capitol Hill, May 8-11, 2019.   Representatives from industry, labor, Class I railroads, Short Line railroads, shippers, suppliers and manufacturers that support the rail industry visited with 343 Congressional Offices. 
This was a great event in which the industry unified to get our message to Congress. The size of the event, the geographical diversity of the participants, and the unified railroad industry message has focused Congress on our issues like never before.  

Railroad Day on Capitol Hill has proven to be the single most effective way to get our message to Congress.  Iron Horse Engineering is proud to be apart of this movement and look forward to next year’s event.  

Thank you to REMSA and all the coordinators who work hard to put this on.  We look forward to seeing everyone at this years Railway Interchange 2019.  Iron Horse Engineering will be at booth 1259 and looks forward to seeing you!



April 15, 2019 - Iron Horse Engineering team was pleased to join this year American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association conference in Orlando, FL, April 6-9, 2019.  More than 1,700 members attended with 194 industry suppliers exhibiting, making it another great event. 

Thank you, Chuck Baker and all the team members who continue to put on these amazing events.  The opportunities provided by these conferences is critical for our railroad community to continue to innovate, educate and provide the industry the services needed. 

Iron Horse Engineering are proud members and look forward to seeing everyone at the next upcoming shows!

‘Railroad Day’ to Take Place March 2nd in Washington DC


March 1, 2017 - With its goal of raising awareness of railway-related issues to decision-makers in our nation’s capital, Railroad Day on Capitol Hill has become an effective way to reach the ears of our Congressional leaders. A successful event truly relies on those in the Rail industry carrying our messages into Washington.

This year’s event takes place on Thursday, March 2, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown. Since 2015, the Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA) connects industry rail workers to their federal representatives in their home districts. This grassroots program enables small businesses in the rail supply industry to have a voice in Washington.

According to REMSA, a successful Railroad Day will build the foundation we need to extend the 45G railroad tax credit, preserve balanced regulation, and bring a more balanced transportation infrastructure spending policy.

If you’re interested in attending Railroad Day in Washington DC, visit REMSA to learn more.

Iron Horse Engineering to Exhibit at MINExpo in Las Vegas

September 21, 2016 - Held every four years, MINExpo is the trade show for all things Mining – focusing on rapidly advancing technology and innovative solutions. It’s a chance to learn from experts in the industry, finding answers to meet the challenges in a continually changing world in need of metals, minerals and energy. This year MINExpo is held from Sept. 26 – Sept. 28 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Iron Horse Engineering will be one of 1,800 exhibitors, part of the 12 exhibit halls within 840,000 SF of space. We will showcase our composite railroad ties, rail boot, and rail seal at our exhibit booth #1249.

MINExpo is ideal for those in the coal, industrial/nonmetallic minerals, precious metals, ferrous/nonferrous metals, sand, and gravel or stone industries. As an attendee, you can explore the entire exhibit floor, checking out new equipment and services in this largest show of its kind.

The Opening Session includes global mining industry leaders debating today’s issues and challenges, offering perspectives and an insight into the future. Twenty education sessions (from Sept. 27 - Sept. 28) will tackle timely issues affecting the Mining industry, helping attendees to get ahead of industry changes and developments in the United States and around the world. Attendance to these sessions can also earn professional development credits.

Visit to learn more. And if you’re attending, please stop by our booth to learn more about Iron Horse Engineering’s products and services for the Mining industry.

Iron Horse Engineering Team to Attend InnoTrans 2016 in Berlin

September 14, 2016 - This year’s InnoTrans, the leading international trade fair for transport technology, promises to give visitors from nearly 150 countries and all segments of the rail industry a deeper look into today’s Rail Transport technology. It's being held Sept. 20 - Sept. 23, 2016.

InnoTrans is subdivided into five categories: Railway Technology, Railway Infrastructure, Public Transport, Interiors, and Tunnel Construction. While it’s being held in one exhibition center in Berlin, there are 41 halls filled with 2,800 exhibitors. Everything from the Career Concept that will focus on inspiring future generations (which attracted 3,000 students from various countries at the last InnoTrans) to the Future of Mobility where a focus on tomorrow’s mobility concepts will be addressed.

Our team in particular is looking forward to visiting the Outdoor Display, showcasing tank wagons and high-speed trains on 3,500 metres of track. We’re also looking forward to meeting public and private transport operators; other engineers; construction companies; and public administrators.

If you’re attending InnoTrans, let us know! We’d love to see you.

Iron Horse Engineering Team to Attend AREMA 2016


August 22, 2016 - Orlando, FL - The Iron Horse team is excited to attend the AREMA 2016 show in Orlando on Aug. 28 – 30. From sitting in on seminars and presentations to walking the exhibition floor, we’re looking forward to meeting new and long-time associates.

If you happen to be on the fence about attending AREMA 2016, just a few of the featured highlights of the event - held each year by The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association - include:

  1. Jeff Skiles, co-pilot of U.S. Airways Flight 1549, “The Miracle on the Hudson” as the Keynote Speaker. He will speak about the events that led to the Hudson River incident and how he reacted to the crisis.

  2. 221 exhibitors filling the sold-out exhibition hall with contractors, suppliers and consulting firms.

  3. 76 technical presentations that rail industry attendees are sure to find informative.

  4. A great opportunity to network and meet long-time railroaders, along with those new to the industry.

  5. There’s also a Spouse Program that includes daily excursions around Orlando, as well as entrance to the exhibit floor of the conference.

If you’re interested in meeting during the conference, please feel free to reach out. I’ll be happy to set up a time to chat about how Iron Horse Engineering can help you with your upcoming projects.

Iron Horse Engineering 2016 Employee Appreciation Picnic a Success

August 15, 2016 - Recently, the families of Montville and Iron Horse companies came together for our 2nd annual employee and family appreciation picnic. On behalf of everyone at Montville and Iron Horse Engineering, we are so thankful for our team members and everything they do to make it such a great place to work.

Held at Pioneer Waterland, there were plenty of prizes, food and fun-filled activities. But before we get into raffle prizes and pictures, I’d love to explain more about how fantastic our employees are.

The first half of 2016 was spent focused on our company priority of improving safety. We just started the second half of the year with our new priority: keeping our eyes on the “little things” we can each do every day to continually improve. We’ve grown to more than 50 team members and continue to look for quality people who want to be part of our winning team. We genuinely cherish our teammates who’ve been with us for 10+ years and help to provide training and guidance for our newest team members. I am so excited to see how our continued growth gives even more opportunities for our long-time and new associates.

Our picnic was a chance to bring everyone together, with the “Montville Exclusive” the most sought-after prize giveaway: more than $150 in tools, $50 Home Depot gift card, polo shirts, and one paid day off.

We gave away awards for team members with perfect attendance and plenty of raffle prizes. Everyone enjoyed the hot dog bar (everything from chili and cheese to muffuletta), our very own Chuck and Nick made delicious pulled pork, and plenty of others brought their favorite sides and desserts to round out the picnic. Water slides, miniature golf, corn hole, go-cart competitions … We had a blast and look forward to next year!

Again … Thank You

Jay Roberts, president

Iron Horse, REMSA & MAGNET Host Ohio Congressman for Facilities Tour


March 9, 2016 - Iron Horse – along with REMSA and MAGNET – hosted Ohio Congressman Dave Joyce for a facilities tour to learn more about the burgeoning rail and manufacturing communities in Northeast Ohio.


Along with REMSA (the Railway Engineering Maintenance Suppliers Association) and MAGNET (the Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network), rail industry suppliers, rail safety associations and other local manufacturers joined us for a tour to see how two of our products – the rail boot and the rail seal – are helping to make railways safer and greener.


"We're thrilled to be able to represent a piece of the ever-expanding manufacturing industry in Northeast Ohio," said Tracie Roberts, VP of Iron Horse Engineering. "With Iron Horse's focus on safety and quality in the rail industry, having other rail industry experts and Congressman Joyce come together to discuss public policies that affect us all is vital to our industry.”


Iron Horse Engineering was started in 1989 with the invention of the rail boot and continues to supply transit to heavy haul freight lines. We are extremely proud that our innovative products are all made in America and are a crucial part of the manufacturing renaissance around Greater Cleveland.


The group discussed the private nature of America’s freight railroad network which, unlike other modes of freight transportation, does not rely on federal support for the expansion or maintenance of its network. Additionally, the group highlighted Congressman Joyce’s support for increased funding for the Section 130, Railway-Highway Crossing Program, which enhances safety for all users of the road, and his support of the Short Line Tax Credit, which enhances transportation options for Ohio’s manufacturers.


"America grew and prospered because of a strong railroad system,” said Congressman Joyce. “This longstanding American tradition is crucial to the economy in Northeast Ohio, and the nation, and I’m proud we have the manufacturing base right here in Ohio’s 14th District to make that happen.”


“It was a pleasure to host Congressman David Joyce, who continues to be a strong advocate for safe, efficient, and effective rail network,” said Sean Winkler, Grassroots Coordinator at REMSA. “Iron Horse Engineering’s activism and willingness to take part in the public policy process benefits the entire rail supply industry.”


The event concluded with a networking lunch featuring Gena Shelton from Operation Lifesaver, who spoke about rail safety and offered some sobering statistics:


  • It takes 18 football fields (or 1 to 1.5 miles) for an average freight train to stop. Railroad crossing safety is critical.

  • More than 50% of vehicle incidents at railroad crossings had the proper lights and gates.

Iron Horse Engineering, MAGNET & REMSA to Host Congressman Joyce for Tour, Rail and Manufacturing Discussion


Event scheduled for March 9, 11:00am - 1:00pm




Iron Horse Engineering Co., the Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network (MAGNET), and the Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA), will host Congressman David P. Joyce (R-OH-14) for a tour of Iron Horse Engineering and discussion of public policy priorities for Northeast Ohio’s manufacturing and rail communities. Local Ohio manufacturers, railroads, and rail safety groups have confirmed attendance.



March 9, 2016.

11:00am – Tour and discussion with Rep. Joyce

12:00pm – Lunch and networking



Iron Horse Engineering

15567 Main Market Road

Parkman, OH 44080



Rep. David P. Joyce, Member of Congress, Ohio’s 14th Congressional District

Ethan Karp, President & CEO, MAGNET

Tracie Roberts, Vice President, Iron Horse Engineering

Gena Sheldon, State Director, Operation Lifesaver – Ohio

Sean Winkler, Grassroots Coordinator, REMSA




Iron Horse Engineering Co., a division of Montville Plastics & Rubber, was started in 1989. All of Iron Horse’s innovative products are made in America and are a crucial part of the burgeoning manufacturing renaissance around Cleveland. Montville / Iron Horse employ roughly 50 people are is a proud member of both MAGNET and


REMSA is a non-profit membership-based organization located in Washington, D.C. that represents and promotes over 350 companies and individuals who manufacture or sell products and/or services in the railroad maintenance-of-way industry. REMSA connects members to important Washington policy makers through its Grassroots  


MAGNET’s mission is to support, educate and champion manufacturing in Northeast Ohio with the goal of transforming our regional economy into a powerful, global player. For more than 30 years, MAGNET has offered a wide range of capabilities to manufacturers as part of the national and Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). These services, which include product and process development, workforce initiatives, and lean/operations consulting, help companies by improving revenue and job retention as well as driving manufacturing and economic development in Northeast

Iron Horse Engineering to Exhibit at 2016 NRC Conference


January 5, 2016 - The team at Iron Horse Engineering Company will have an exhibition booth at this week’s 2016 NRC Conference in San Diego. The annual National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) conference attracts more than 1,000 attendees each year with over 150 exhibitors.


The conference will be held from Jan. 6 to Jan. 9, 2016 at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, Calif. This year’s NRC agenda includes speakers from the railroad construction and maintenance industry, covering topics that are important to those in the rail industry.


According to the NRC, topics covered at this year’s conference include:


  • Class 1 and Regional Railroad Capital Spending Plans

  • Rail Projects of National Significance

  • Commuter Rail and Transit Contracting

  • Rail Infrastructure Legislation

  • Railroad Construction Safety

  • High-Speed Rail Developments

  • Positive Train Control


Please stop by Booth #145 to say “hello” to the IronHorse team during exhibit hall hours. We look forward to seeing you there! 

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