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Birmingham Rail Acquires Austintown Rail Supply

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio — Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co., Birmingham, Ala., acquired Austintown Rail Supply, a manufacturer and supplier of switching materials and other railroad track products.

Located at 3710 Hendricks Road, the business now operates as the Austintown location for BR&L, a division of A. Stucki Co.

“Austintown has been a reliable supplier to BR&L’s railroad track business for many years and its Midwest location will strengthen our presence in the northern United States,” said Jo Ann Cary, general manager at BR&L. “In addition to serving our railroad customers from this new location, we will open a new facility here for our crane rail business.”

Bill Kiefer, Stucki’s president and CEO said the transaction “reflects Stucki’s plans to continue growing through acquisitions and product line expansions.

“We remain very excited about the opportunities BR&L has added since we acquired this business in late 2018,” Kiefer said.

BR&L retained Austintown Rail’s 10 employees and expects to hire three or four support the new crane rail operation, which will supply rail and accessories for overhead cranes, according to a company release.

Established in 1899, BR&L supplies new and reconditioned rail, switch material, track spikes and other track materials to the railroad and industrial communities. It also provides rail and accessories for overhead cranes, as well as parts and repair services for locomotives. Since 1911, Stucki has provided engineered components, systems and services for freight cars and locomotives.

Pictured: Birmingham Rail & Locomotive is a leading supplier of crane rail, including rail used to support retractable roofs like this one on the Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.