Welding Railroad Track & Crane Rails since 1929
Morrison Metalweld Process Corporation
Our safety programs are certified by PICS Auditing, Is Networld, V-Purchasing, Purchasing Services, Houston Area Safety Council, Browz Group & Safety Management.
OSHA, MSHA and FRA Railroad Worker Rules and Regulations are followed and compliment the Morrison Metalweld Safety Programs.
Workers are background checked by independent companies and The US Dept. of Homeland Transportation Security Administration. TWIC Card and Railroad Worker Credentials verify our goal to offer quality workers at your jobsite.
No Down Time
Downtime can occur due to work delays involved in the construction phase. Overhead and on the ground rail runways can be repaired in an efficient timeframe with guaranteed workmanship. Reconditioning rail joints by a quality welding process will extend the life of the runway for years.
Our history has proven that reconditioning railroad tracks reduces derailments and extends the life of the castings. Costly derailments, personal injury and property damage can be avoided with a good maintenance program. Replacement is expensive due to the material costs and labor involved in the tear out and installation of the tracks.
Free inspections and a scheduled maintenance program will help protect your track or rail investment and eliminate costly emergency repairs. Our professional sales staff is available to discuss your immediate and long term goals to prevent deterioration of your railroad track and rail runways.
Companies We Represent
Railwel Industries, Inc.
Manufacturer of Calorite thermite welding products & equipment
Sales & technical support
Hydraulic track tools & equipment
Manufacturer of rail lubricants, friction modifiers and rail lubrication equipment.
In the year 1893 Mr. Sol Morrison formed “Morrison Iron & Scrap Company” in Buffalo, NY. The company dealt in scrap related to the railroad industry.
He also formed “Morrison Railway Supply Company”.
In 1929 “Morrison Railway Supply Company” began offering railroad track welding services and created “Morrison Metalweld”
Mr. Campbell and Mr. Roy Smith were the first two welders of the company and were paid 75 cents per hour plus traveling expenses. The welding was completed on mainline railroads in the eastern states.
During World War II the government declared “Morrison Metalweld” as a vital company in defense of the United States. Most personnel were excluded from the draft and were granted unlimited access to rationed items such as gasoline, trucks and equipment. Mr. Raymond Morrison served in the US Army during World War II and participated in the 1944 “D-Day” invasion that marked the beginning of the effort to liberate mainland Europe from Nazi occupation.
Raymond Morrison returned from the war and joined his father’s company.
In 1952 “Morrison Railway Supply” the parent company of “Morrison Metalweld” filed as the developers of two patents. The process and electrode used in their daily business became US Patents 2,310,308 and 2,329,410. Mr. Raymond Morrison’s name is listed on the patents on behalf of the company.
From 1955 thru the 1960’s “Morrison Railway Supply” began operating railroad car shops in Buffalo, NY and Council Bluffs, IA. They also opened rail cropping plants in the US and owned the Alabama Propane Tank Co.
In the 1960’s a change in management took place when a new generation of Morrison’s took over the helm. Mr. Marcy (Bud) Morrison was named President. His brother Raymond Morrison and brother in law Sy Feldman helped him lead the company to success.
The Morrison Metalweld division continued to expand to include shortline railroads and industrial clients. With this expansion Mr. Gary Smith the son of welder Roy Smith was hired as a salesman in the mid 1960’s. Gary was then an experienced “Morrison Metalweld” welder who began his career with the company in June 1954.
During the 1960’s and 70’s all divisions of the company grew and expanded.
Morrison Railway de Mexico was created in 1974 in Guadalajara Mexico supplying railway cars to Mexican railroad companies. In 1978 “Morrison Railway Supply” US railroad car divisions were sold to Evans Products. Unfortunately Evans Products filed for bankruptcy and closed in the 1980’s.
The “Morrison Metalweld” division was sold to “Toro Enterprises” aka
“Torent, Inc. a Venture Capital Company in Youngstown Ohio.
The name was changed to “Morrison Metalweld Process Corporation” and became an Ohio Corporation on 6-18-79. Mr. Gary Smith was named the President of “Morrison Metalweld Process Corporation”.
Mrs. Robin Eisenbrei began her career with Torent, Inc. in September 1983 as a Secretary. Within days with the company Robin was working directly with Gary Smith in the “Morrison Metalweld” Division. The goal was to grow the company to all 50 states and as they worked together Mrs. Eisenbrei worked her way up the corporate ladder. “Morrison Metalweld” began sales representation of outside companies in 1989 and they reached their goal to work in all 50 states.
On March 31, 2003 Torent, Inc. sold “Morrison Metalweld Process Corp.” to “Morrison Metalweld Holding Co. The new owners include Robin Eisenbrei as the majority shareholder and other key employees.
“Morrison Metalweld Holding Company” and “Morrison Metalweld Process Corp.” announced Robin Eisenbrei as President & CEO. Her mentor Mr. Gary Smith remained as a Senior Advisor until his retirement on March 31, 2004.
In 2004 Mrs. Eisenbrei was named “Outstanding Woman of the Year” by The League of Railway Industry Women in conjunction with Progressive Railroad Magazine.
Robin is past President of The Railway Club of Pittsburgh and is a member of The Cleveland Roamers. She was honored in 2005 as an Athena Award Participant and is a Who’s Who honored member.
Morrison Metalweld Process Corp. is a Woman Owned Business Enterprise
Certified by the National Women’s Business Enterprise National Council validated by the Ohio River Valley Women’s Business Council.
Certificate # 234916
Since 2003 the company continues to grow and operates in the USA servicing railroads, transits, industrial plants, contractors and suppliers using the patented process developed in 1929. Rail welding is available for railroad tracks, gantry rail, crane rail, stacker retrieval systems and circular rail.
Over the years “Morrison Metalweld Process Corp.” has represented many railroad suppliers and will continue to do so to offer quality products to clientele along with the welding services.
President & CEO
Kathleen (Kathy) Bernat
National Sales Manager
Samuel (Sam) Birchfield
Vice-Pres Sales Southern Reg
Henry (Hank) Castonguay
Vice-Pres Sales Western Reg.
Midwest Gen. Mgr
3685 Stutz Drive - Suite 102 Canfield Ohio 44406-9155
Ph:(330)702-5188 Or (800)458-9402 Fax: (330)702-5198