About Miner Enterprises, Inc.
Founded in 1894, the W.H. Miner spring draft gears filled a special need during the railroads’ transition from wooden frames and the standardization of draft gear pockets, automatic couplers and braking systems from approximately 1885 to 1919. The key patents involved in this evolutionary period of our draft gears business is covered in “The Amazing Story of the Miner Spring Draft Rigging ”.
The W.H. Miner Division has since grown to include draft gears, discharge gates and mechanisms, hatch covers, side bearings, brake beams, buffer springs and drawgear springs, and grating systems.
W.H. Miner is a major supplier of freight car components to the railroad industry. Our customer list comprises all Class I and Class II railroads worldwide, freight car builders, private-car companies, leasing companies, and contract freight car repair shops. Miner has sold its products in 56 countries and has received two awards for excellence in exporting, from the Department of Commerce.
Our experienced staff of engineers and technicians is knowledgeable, innovative, and committed. They work closely with sales and marketing to provide quality products that meet or exceed customer needs and the changing needs of the marketplace. And a research and development department recognized for excellence throughout the railroad and transportation industries supports engineering.
Miner will provide superior products and services that satisfy all applicable specifications to meet or exceed customer needs and expectations.