Monday, December 05, 2011

Atlantic Track gets rights to Conley materials

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Bloomfield, N.J.-based Atlantic Track and Turnout Co. said Monday it is acquiring Memphis-based Conley Frog and Switch movable bridge patterns and patent rights, which involve “rail arrangements for vertical, swing, and draw-type bridges.”

Atlantic Track says with the purchase of certain inventory, patterns, and patent rights, the acquisition will expand Atlantic Track’s range of bridge products to include: an all-rail design expansion joint for CWR installation; Conley-design two- and three-piece manganese joints for movable bridges; and easier rail arrangements for both vertical lift and swing-type bridges. The purchase also expands Atlantic’s range of products for use in track scales.

Atlantic Track manufactures special trackwork at its plants in Memphis, Richmond, Ill., St. Clair, Pa., and Clyo, Ga.

Several moving bridges are located in northern New Jersey exist close to Atlantic Track’s headquarters, operated by various rail entities including Amtrak, New Jersey Transit, and PATH.