"Rail Forge manufactures GageLok screws with a unique design, which allows for insertion into wooden ties without pre-drilling," said Keith Ishaug, the company's CEO.
"Customers have long-enjoyed the benefits of the GageLok 11/16 as fasteners for use in standard double-shoulder plates.
Working with our customers, we have developed several new screws that bring the same easy installation to other applications.
GageLok 3/4 Plus and GageLok 3/4 PL were developed for use in roll plates, switch stands and other
plates with round holes up to one inch.
GageLok 3/4 LS was developed with a longer shank for use with insulating bushings on electric tracks systems."
Forge, which entered the North American market in 2010, recently opened a new 42,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Morton Grove, Ill. Ishaug
says this plant gives the company a centrally-located facility to supply North American railroads and contractors with its rail fasteners, while also housing the company's product development, testing and demonstration centers to drive Rail Forge
innovation and quality that is required by the rail industry.
"The rail industry is driven by performance and safety requirements and our products help them achieve those goals," said Ishaug