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Miller Felpax Featured in Transportation & Logistics International Magazine

Posted in leadership, Locomotive Logistics, Locomotive Truck Parts, rail, rail parts, railway parts with tags , , , , , on January 24, 2013 by millerfelpax

The rail parts manufacturer’s CEO, Steve Blue, to share how its service and dedication to customer has earned it a stellar reputation worldwide.

Miller Felpax is featured in the Spring, 2013 issue of Transportation & Logistics International, which will be available the end of January.

Transportation & Logistics International is the mustread trade publication to stay abreast of critical issues and trends for leadership in the industry. According to their media kit, “each issue profiles dozens of successful companies in the transport, shipping, supply chain management and logistics sectors, and provides our readers with timely interviews that showcase best practices in efficiency and management.”

Miller Felpax is a Winona, MN-based firm that designs, manufactures and distributes rail parts, including locomotive, rail car, traction motor, bogie, truck and gear case components. It holds over 240 patents and has been in business since 1948.

“It’s an honor to be highlighted in the Spring 2013 issue of Transportation & Logistics International“, said Steve Blue, CEO of Miller Felpax. “Our parts are found on every freight train in the United States, so we are looking forward to sharing some of our success story with the industry.”

The article focuses not only on the history of Miller Felpax and its reputation for impeccable quality parts, but also on its dedication to service. “Our commitment to the customer – to giving them what they want when they need it – is a hallmark of Miller Felpax,” Blue added. “We have a very loyal customer base across the world, and they know that they can count on Miller Felpax to deliver the best service.”


Miller Felpax Names Vice President of Marketing and Business Development

Posted in leadership, locomotive, rail, rail parts, railway, train with tags , , , , , on March 21, 2011 by millerfelpax

Dave Fisher, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development

Miller Felpax Corporation recently announced the appointment of Dave Fisher as the company’s new Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. Fisher, who has an extensive background in the rail industry, will be responsible for the evaluation and execution of Miller Felpax growth strategies.

“We are looking forward to having Dave on board. We are confident that sis experience and expertise will further Miller Felpax’s execution of internal growth initiatives, acquisitions and out-partnering opportunities,” commented Steve Blue, CEO of Miller Felpax Corporation.

Fisher has 30 years of knowledge in technology, manufacturing and transportation companies in a number of senior general management, operations, marketing and sales roles. Prior to joining Miller Felpax, he was employmed with companies such as ZTR Control Systems, Burlington Northern Railroad and CAE Railway Technologies where he led numerous merger and acquisition activities and strategy development. Fisher received his Bachelors Degree in Agricultural Engineering from North Dakota State University and his Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota.

We’ve Got You Covered: Traction Motor Support Bearings

Posted in locomotive, rail, rail parts, railway, Uncategorized on November 10, 2010 by millerfelpax

It’s the Real Deal – high performance traction motor support bearings at a lower cost than you’re now paying. Miller Felpax, inventor and patent holder for most of the bearings in use today, has joined forces with CMBA, South America’s leading producer of traction motor support bearings. Together, we’re bringing high quality bearings to the North American market. What a sweet deal! Top quality and performance that you’ve come to expect, at a price that will substantially improve your bottom line. Download the sales sheet here.

We’re saving you money.

Posted in locomotive, rail, rail parts with tags on November 5, 2010 by millerfelpax

Versylon: The really tough stuff from Miller Felpax
We are about solid experience. In the last 25 years Miller Felpax has manufactured and sold hundreds of thousands of locomotive wear parts including truck pedestal liners, center pivot and bowl liners, coupler carrier wear plates, and brake rigging wear plates. These and other critical parts have set new standards for toughness and durability in the most demanding railroad environments in North America and around the world.

Versylon Impact-Modified 6/6 nylon alloys have replaced carbon and manganese steels, cast and filled nylons, UHMW and other plastics, and bronze in applications that demanded:

  • Wear & Impact Resistance
  • Cold Flow Resistance
  • Cold Weather Toughness
  • High Temperature Endurance
  • Low Coefficient of Friction
  • Reduced Weight 
  • Economy 
  • Weather Resistance

AAR approved Versylon parts are currently being used by railroads, railcar manufacturers, leasing companies, utilities and major chemical companies. You will save money in service because Versylon reduces wear and cold flow. You will save money upfront when you buy from the manufacturer – Miller Felpax.

Versylon is strong, hard and dense. That means components stand up to heavy impact loads. The unique strength and toughness of our specially molded nylons result in parts that are both much more resistant to cold flow and creep than UHMW, and tough enough to survive in any railroad environment, hot or cold.

Versylon is the really tough stuff from Miller Felpax.

Are you new to Miller Felpax?

Posted in leadership, locomotive, rail, rail parts, railway, train on October 5, 2010 by millerfelpax

If you are in the rail industry, then probably not. Miller Felpax Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of rail parts and has designed and manufactured locomotive, rail car, traction motor, bogie, truck, combo and gear case parts, used in over 100 countries, for over 60 years. In fact, we are the sole manufacturer of many of the rail parts you are already using.  You might not know that we:

  • Are the original inventor and manufacturer of traction motor lubricators and traction motor gear case seals, for both EMD and GE locomotives
  • Supply the rail industry with traction motor support bearings, traction motor gear cases, pedestal liners, bolster wear plates and center bowl liners, along with numerous other locomotive components. 
  • Are a leading OEM producer of Light Emitting Diode (LED) highway crossing signals
  • Have over 4,000 parts ready to be delivered to you.

As a customer of or partner with Miller Felpax, you need to know why we are a leader in the industry and how our foundation of quality, respect and integrity ensures you the best products and service every day. 

Welcome our new team member, Dave Fisher

We’re pleased to announce a great addition to the Miller Felpax team, the Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Dave Fisher.  Dave has an extensive background in the rail industry and will be responsible for Miller Felpax’s growth strategies. Dave will be focused on execution of internal growth initiatives, acquisitions and out-partnering opportunities. It’s an exciting time to be in the rail industry and Dave has joined the leader. We look forward to his contributions.

Miller Felpax Creates New Online Community

Posted in locomotive, rail, rail parts, railway, train with tags , on June 24, 2010 by millerfelpax

by Steve Blue, CEO, Miller Felpax Corporation

Those of you who know me know that I don’t follow the herd. In fact, Miller Felpax, a leader in the railway industry, is a trend-setter, not a follower. We’ve consistently led with patents, quality and service. We are also the premier distributor of railway components.

Now, we’ve taken the next step in communicating more effectively with other industry leaders, vendors and customers. With our new website scheduled for release shortly, we will be using social media networking to build communities of suppliers and customers. This isn’t because social media is the new buzz word, but because it makes good business sense for us and for our partners.

Miller Felpax, which does business in over 100 countries, has joined YouTube (, and Twitter ( in a big way and is inviting all those interested in connecting with us to join our communities, including commenting on this blog.

We are already providing the best products and services to customers within our network. Now, we can use social media to communicate with other industry leaders and vendors, as well.  Our plan is to share some great content, including educational videos, first-to-know product updates, support information, and more, all of which will only be available to those within the online networks.

I look forward to seeing you online very soon,

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