Miner Acquires Toggle-Lock™ Outlet Gates Product Line

For immediate release

(GENEVA, IL – USA) Effective May 3, 2021, Miner Enterprises, Inc. has purchased the highly regarded Toggle-LockTM gravity gate product line from Davanac Inc., a division of The Railway Supply Group.

Toggle-Lock gates and parts will continue to be sold and supported through Miner's existing sales, engineering and service teams.  As with Miner's AutoLOK II outlet gate line, Toggle-Lock gates will be manufactured by Miner's subsidiary Powerbrace Corporation.

"I've been extremely impressed with the Toggle-Lock brand and its operational commitment to customer success," said John Swezey, President and General Manager of Powerbrace Corporation. "As we integrate the Toggle-Lock brand with our own, I'm confident that we'll be able to deliver even greater value to our new and existing customers."

Ric Biehl, President and General Manager of Miner, said, "The unique design of the Toggle-Lock gate has created a demand for this gate for unloading a specific commodity. We are proud to add this unique gate design to our product line."

The acquisition further expands Miner's globally recognized product line, which includes draft gears, outlet gates, side bearings, brake beams, hatch covers, running boards and other TecsPak springs. Previous Miner acquisitions include Buffalo Brake Beam in 2000, YSD Industries, Inc.'s plastic pellet gate line in 2006, DFW Grating in 2018, and Wabash Grating in 2020.

For questions regarding new or existing Toggle-Lock gate orders, contact your Miner sales or customer service representative or 630-232-3000 for specific contact information.

Founded in 1894, Miner Enterprises has become a worldwide leader in the railcar industry by developing innovative new products and maintaining high levels of quality and customer service.