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40+ YEARS OF EXCELLENCE

VISION & INNOVATION THAT KEEPS THE WORLD MOVING

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BUILDING THE WORLDS BEST RAILCAR HANDLING EQUIPMENT

Our vision is to be the benchmark solution for safe and efficient railcar handling equipment, to provide exceptional customer service to our customers world-wide, and to develop the innovative solutions our customers need for their continued growth.  We accomplish this by focusing on our core values.

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CORE VALUES

Safety – Always First.

Integrity – We treat our customers, suppliers and our team with integrity at all times, with respect in acting with honesty and openness in our communication.

Innovation – We are attentive to Innovative Engineering, Manufacturing and Management.

Customer Satisfaction – We promise to honor our commitments and proactively respond to the needs of our customers

Teamwork – We are committed to work together to build strong partnerships with our colleagues and customers.

Excellence – We are committed to provide quality service and products to our customers in a professional, accurate and timely manner that will exceed their expectations.

Accountability – We understand we are accountable to our customers, suppliers and our team for our work, our actions and the services we provide.

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OUR TEAM

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KATIE KELLER

FINANCE

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ERIC KRAMIN

TECHNICAL SERVICE

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MAX GRENINGER

TECHNICAL SERVICE

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JIM STEEN

PRESIDENT

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HEIDI GOLDBECK

VP & DIRECTOR OF QUALITY ASSURANCE

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CALVIN BRANDT

FOUNDER & CEO

Calbrandt was founded in 1979.  It started as a panel shop in my basement, building control panels for scrap iron bailers and shears. After a short time I rented a building where we designed and built electro-hydraulic systems for various applications; and that’s when Ed Petsch and Jim Steen joined me. Early in the 1980’s we were presented with a opportunity in the grain industry for a simple railcar gate opener which was a hydraulic motor on a PTO shaft mounted on an I-beam to open railcar bottom hopper gates. That led to hearing from the Industry on how dangerous cable winches were for moving railcars. That sparked the idea of coming up with a way to move railcars without the use of cables and winches. We followed that lead and over many years have developed a complete line of Patented Railcar Movers and Railcar Gate Openers that made us the leader in this industry. For example, Calbrandt is the only company that offers a Patented Automated Vision Guided System for opening and closing railcar hopper slide gates “on the fly”. In 1997 we built a manufacturing facility in Delano MN, where we are located today.

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