Who We Are

Precision Rail and Manufacturing is the world’s largest and only ISO 9001:2015 producer of rail car retarders In North America. Our products are deployed and trusted by every Class 1 railroad and utilized in industrial applications in North America, South America, as well as worldwide.

Our company was founded in 1968 as a machining job shop.   We entered the rail markets by doing remanufacturing work for the Milwaukee Railroad. Due to our quality workmanship US&S entered into an agreement with Precision Rail and Mfg. to manufacture all of its clasp retarders. In 1999 Precision Rail acquired the E-160 and F4 product lines from General Railway & Signal (GRS). Our last acquisition took place in 2002 when we purchased the Pneumatic retarder product line from ABC Naco. With this acquisition Precision Rail and Mfg. established itself as the only OEM of Pneumatic and hydraulic retarders.

Our pneumatic, hydraulic and inert car retarders process railcars, wagons, carriages and bogies worldwide. We service the rail yard, mining, ports, and automotive markets by providing car holding capabilities as well as speed control devices. With on-site full time engineers ranging from designers to mechanical engineers and electrical engineers together with three full time Technical Support Representatives, it’s no wonder why Precision Rail and Mfg. has a reputation for superior customer service and product support.

We invite you to discover how Precision Rail and Manufacturing’s can help you make your railcar processing operation run safer and more efficient.

Contact us today and let our staff provide the solution that you need – we have the products and expertise to get you up and running.

Precision Rail, always A Cut Above the competition


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