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535 West 3rd Street
P.O. Box 305
Berwick, PA 18603
Tel. 570-752-5901
Fax 570-752-6397

 

M-1003
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Global Railway Industries is pleased to formally announce the consolidation of two of its subsidiaries: Rafna Industries and G & B Specialties, Inc.  The merger combines Rafnas highly engineered products and responsive sales and service departments with G & Bs state of the art manufacturing facility and M-1003 quality processes.  The combined organization will be located in Berwick, PA, and operate under the G & B Specialties, Inc. name.

You can expect the same quality products and services you have been receiving from the individuals you have grown to know and trust, with a few new additions to better serve you.  Accordingly, the contact information is as follows:

G & B Specialties, Inc.
PO Box 305
Berwick, PA  18603
570-752-5901 (phone)  570-752-6397 (Fax)
www.gandbspecialties.com

John Mensinger, President G & B Specialties, Inc.
jmensinger@gandbspecialties.com

Ralph Pollock, VP Sales and Marketing, G & B Specialties, Inc.
rpollock@gandbspecialties.com

Jim Williamson, Sales Manager, Calgary Office: 
jwilliamson@rafna.com
403-238-8765 (phone)  403-238-2337 (Fax)

Rob Felegie, Service Manager
rfelegie@gandbspecialties.com
1-570-752-5901

Jim Hutchison, Inside Sales & Estimating, Berwick Office:
rafnasales@gandbspecialties.com

Jan Labanoski, Railgear Engineering Manager, Berwick Office:
jlabanoski@gandbspecialties.com

Above all, we want to assure you that our top priority is to continue giving you the service excellence that you are accustomed to. To this end, we will honor all our existing commitments. All open orders will be integrated into G & Bs manufacturing system and invoiced accordingly in US dollars. All existing Canadian purchase orders will be handled through existing terms with Rafna. Effective immediately, please use the address above for orders via mail and remit to on products invoiced by G & B Specialties, Inc.  New orders and payments will be handled in US dollars.

By combining the strengths of Rafna Industries and G & B Specialties, Inc. we will be able to continue to maintain the competitive edge the RAFNA product line offers to our customers.  We value your business and look forward to enhancing our offering in the future. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact any of the above individuals.

Thank you for your past and continued support of Rafna Industries and G & B Specialties, Inc.  We look forward to serving all of your railgear needs.

Sincerely,

Mike_Kohut

Mike Kohut

Marketing Plan
Rafna Transition to G & B Product Line

    Global Railway Industries Ltd. is a consolidator of railway equipment manufacturers. Through our acquisitions of Rafna and G & B Specialties we have determined the synergies of the two plants.  We believe that the merger will be beneficial to our customers in many ways.

    This move will enable us to maintain costs.  In an increasingly competitive market we are striving to do everything possible to maintain pricing for our customers.  This will be accomplished through overhead reductions, purchasing consolidation, and plant machinery utilization.

    This move will enhance the quality control processes of railgear.  This will be accomplished due to the fact that G & Bs QA team has many years experience and is certified to M-1003 which is an AAR spec.

    Management and employee resources are much greater which will allow us to better service our customers.  We will retain several key management personnel from Rafna, which will allow this transition to be seamless to all our customers.

    Manufacturing space at G & B consists of 110,000 square feet plus 6,000 square feet of administrative offices with an additional 2,000 square feet engineering offices.  Our plant operates three shifts a day.  We have both space and resources for future growth as we gain market shares in railgear.

    We will reduce the turnaround on both complete units and parts business.  This will be due to enhanced inventory control processes with the utilization of our MRP system and increased inventory capacity.

    G & B Specialties has a complete ERP system in place which has a proven track record for improving the planning abilities and overall flow of products through our manufacturing facilities.


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