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8 December 2008

New York Air Brake Acquires Anchor Brake Shoe Company

New York Air Brake Corporation, a member of the Knorr-Bremse Group based in Watertown, NY, has acquired Anchor Brake Shoe Company, a leading North American manufacturer of locomotive and freight car brake shoes.

“Anchor is a good strategic fit for New York Air Brake,” said J Paul Morgan, New York Air Brake’s president. “The addition of brake shoes to our product line will allow us to provide a more comprehensive service to our North American customers while the global network of the Knorr-Bremse Group will help Anchor penetrate new markets.”

High and low friction composition and tread conditioning brake shoes

Anchor has an excellent reputation for the quality, durability and performance of its brake shoes, earned through a focus on customers and its commitment to process quality and continuous product improvement. The company’s products include high and low friction composition shoes as well as tread conditioning shoes. Anchor brake shoes are manufactured to Association of American Railroads (AAR) interchange standards or to specific customer requirements.

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