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Gene Harchelroad Named Energy Products Manager of Irwin Mine and Tunneling Supply

Irwin, PA, July 7, 2014 – Gene Harchelroad has joined Irwin Mine and Tunneling Supply as Energy Products Manager. Mr. Harchelroad has almost 30 years of sales and applications experience in mining, other heavy industries and automation. He comes to Irwin from KH Controls, where he was responsible for the sales and service of intrinsically safe power supplies and longwall lighting systems. He also worked for FMC Technologies, where he developed an expertise in the design and implementation of large material handling systems and equipment. Mr. Harchelroad will be working in coordination with Pat Rengers, Irwin Mine and Tunneling Supply’s Vice President of Energy Products, who will retire in March of 2015.

“Gene’s knowledge, experience and commitment strengthen our ability to continue providing mine operators with the superior combination of sales and service they’ve come to expect from Irwin Mine and Tunneling Supply,” says William Baker, President and CEO of Irwin Car and Equipment. “The addition of Gene to our team solidifies our position as a single source for mining products and solutions.”

Mr. Harchelroad holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from Seton Hill University (Greensburg, PA). He also holds Associate’s Degrees in Industrial Engineering and Welding Technology.                                                 

About Irwin Mine and Tunneling Supply

Irwin Mine and Tunneling Supply is an affiliate of Irwin Car and Equipment that provides mine operators with a wide selection of products and solutions. The company offers Belt Winders and Belt Products; Electric Constant Tension Winches; Ventilation and Filtration Products; Material Handling Products; Face, Rock and Hand-Held Coal Drills; Bulk and Portable Rock Dusters; Specialty Rail Cars and Accessories; Diesel Personnel Carriers and Locomotives; and Custom-Engineered Replacement Parts. Irwin Mine and Tunneling Supply has manufacturing facilities in Irwin, PA, and Blairsville, PA, and maintains warehouses in Beckley, WV; Blairsville, PA; Waynesburg, PA; and West Frankfort, IL. Its distributors are located in Warrior, AL, and Price, UT.

About Irwin Car and Equipment

Irwin Car and Equipment engineers and manufactures custom heavy-duty material handling equipment for a wide array of industries and applications. The company’s products for industrial applications include locomotives, transfer cars, furnace cars, ladle and scrap cars, scale cars, turntables, wheels, wheel assemblies, crane wheels and sheaves, rubber-tired steerable trailers, transporters, scrap buckets, light-rail track/signaling devices, and AGVs.  Irwin Car and Equipment has been in business for more than 120 years. The company operates two manufacturing facilities next to its headquarters in Irwin, PA, 25 miles from Pittsburgh.

For more information, contact William (Bill) Baker, Irwin Car and Equipment, at 724.864.8900, e-mail wbaker@irwincar.com or visit www.irwincar.com

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