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IRWIN Car and Equipment Increases Manufacturing Capacity by 50% at Blairsville, PA Facility

Irwin, PA, July 22, 2011 – Irwin Car and Equipment, a 128 year-old manufacturer of custom, heavy-duty rail-based and rubber-tired material handling equipment, is in the final stage of completing a capital expansion project at its Blairsville, PA location. The company has enlarged its manufacturing space from 26,000 square feet to 40,000 square feet so it can handle the dramatically increased volume of work from its Locomotive Group and its Mine and Tunneling Supply business unit. These two business units produce locomotives, personnel carriers and jeeps for the mining and tunneling industries, as well as belt winders, belt tensioners, mobile mine ventilation equipment and rock dusters. Irwin's Blairsville facility also performs support work for Irwin’s main shop where its specialty mine cars, industrial cars, trailers and transporters are produced. 

“This investment demonstrates the market's ongoing confidence in our technical expertise, product quality and customer service,” says Bill Baker, President and CEO of Irwin Car and Equipment. “As our customer base continues to expand across all of our business units, we will be in a stronger position to meeting its growing variety of needs, and to capitalize on the opportunities we are presented.”

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 including transfer cars, furnace cars, furnace cars, ladle and scrap cars, scale cars, turntables, wheels, wheel assemblies, crane wheels, rubber-tired steerable trailers, transporters and AGV’s. Irwin also provides a broad range of equipment for the mining and tunneling industries, including all types of mine cars, belt winders, mobile mine ventilation systems, rock duster systems, drills, locomotives, personnel carriers, hydraulic filter systems, filter elements, etc. Irwin Car and Equipment has been in business for 120 years and is headquartered in Irwin, PA, just 25 miles from Pittsburgh.