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Dear Customer and Potential Customer,
When considering starting this Associated Rail Products, LLC US steel supply business, several factors influenced me. First, I have a quality supply of US made steel products manufactured by several reliable and supplier’s producers. Secondly, I was repeatedly told of quality issues regarding various steel products. Finally, it was the scope and heritage of the Buy America Program that convinced me it was not only a good direction, but also the right direction. The Buy America Program was created in 1933 by President Franklin Roosevelt to help lift our nation out of the Great Depression. The program got wide spread support and helped put people back to work to help create our great nation as an economic power. I hope by providing a quality US steel supply resource of associated rail products, my company will not only help the railroad industry build better and safer railroads but also save and possibly create a few US jobs. So, when considering making a steel railroad product purchase for federally funded or regular construction and maintenance, please consider Buying America for God, Family and Country.
Associated Rail Products, LLC was developed as a vehicle to supply various steel products associated with maintenance and track construction. All of the products are forged, rolled and manufactured in the USA. We provide quality products with a timely delivery service at competitive prices. Associated Rail Products, LLC is affiliated with ABC Tie Tech International, LLC which provides treated wood tie sales and treatment consulting services for treated wood ties and timbers.
Work – Safe Track Hand Cart (Patent Pending)
The Work-Safe Track Hand Cart features a Disassembly Wheel System (Patent Pending) that allows one person to safely handle the cart to the work site. Total cart weight is 89lbs., Push Bar – 5 lbs., Cart Deck – 48lbs., Wheels & Axles (9 lbs. ea.) – 36 lbs. It has a Dual Safety Break/Park System & a safety flange that helps keep material from vibrating off the deck. It is constructed with US produced and manufactured 12-gauge steel tubing & flat stock. Deck is 36 in. X 48 in., wheels are 5” forged aluminum with bearings (Wheel Insulator Optional) and deck surface is perforated steel with a capacity of 2,000 lbs. Carts are available in standard gage or as specified.
Heavy Duty Joint Bars for 132#/136#/141# RE Rail and 112#/115#/119# RE Rail
Heavy duty joint bars are made with US microalloy steel that enhances durability and reduces the brittleness. Stock bars are 24 in. or 36 in. long with milled holes or can be ordered in blanks. Alternate lengths, hole size, and hole spacing patterns can be made to customer specifications. Round or oval holes are milled by removing micro millimeter slivers of steel shavings that absorb the heat. This process reduces the effect of heat stressing the bars which is prevalent when heating and punching holes. Milling practically eliminates the stress fracture defect associated with hot punching holes in steel*.
*According to FRA Class I revenue track surveys in 2012 to 2013, 100% of the bolt hole cracking was observed to be a manufacturing anomaly, presumed to be nick defects from punching the hole in the bar. See Engineered Studies On Joint Bar Integrity, Part 1: Field Surveys And Observed Failure Modes.
115# to 136# X 24 In. Forged Compromise Joint Bar (Centerline)
Compromise bars are made with US forged microalloy steel which provides more strength and less brittleness while being competitively priced. Holes are milled by removing micro millimeter slivers of steel shavings that absorb the heat. This process reduces the effect of heat stressing the bars which is prevalent when heating and punching holes. Milling practically eliminates the stress fracture defect associated with hot punching holes in steel. Compromise bars can be milled with any diameter hole and spacing that is customer specified, eliminating the need for field rail cutting and drilling when end rail hole patterns are different from the compromise bar.
All Rail Clips are machined from US produced A-36 material. Many different size clips are made for different rail sizes, but all have similar attributes. Clips are produced for different applications with oval and round holes for bolting and flat bottoms clips for welding. Many of these standard types are in stock and readily available. Specials and custom designs can be produced to customer specifications.