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Miller Felpax Acquires Locomotive Engine and Truck Components Supplier, Amfab

Posted in locomotive, Locomotive Truck Parts, rail parts, train on April 5, 2011 by millerfelpax

Miller Felpax Plans to Expand Existing Locomotive and Truck Parts Distribution

Miller Felpax announced today the acquisition of Amfab , a full-line manufacturer of locomotive products specializing in engine and truck parts, including brake rigging and other  truck components. 

Amfab has been a respected industry leader providing custom solutions as well as improvements to existing truck products. The company’s customer-focused designs have offered value by improving truck performance and addressing safety concerns. In addition to being an aftermarket components manufacturer, Amfab has also been an authorized provider of OEM locomotive parts including:

• Slack adjusters
• Metal wear plates, spring seats, brackets
• Center plate bushings, sander guides
• Metal pedestal liners, engine pipe and tube assemblies
• Brake rigging, shim plates
• Traction motor nose pack holders, tie bars

“Amfab is a good strategic fit with solid growth potential,” commented Steven Blue, President and CEO of Miller Felpax. “We view Amfab as very complementary to our existing locomotive engine and truck component business, and the addition of Amfab products will allow us to better serve our customers.”

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


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.

Railway Components on Every Train in America

Posted in Locomotive Truck Parts, rail parts, railway, train on February 27, 2011 by millerfelpax

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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