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Autoquip Corporation is a wholly-owned, subsidiary, of privately held Miner Enterprises. Miner Enterprises headquarters is located in Geneva, Illinois. Autoquip Corporation was purchased by Miner Enterprises in 1972. In 1974 Autoquip was relocated from Chicago, Illinois to Guthrie, Oklahoma.

For over 100 years, Miner Enterprises, Inc. has supplied the railroad industry with quality manufactured and engineered railcar components. 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.

W.H. Miner

W.H. Miner Division has grown to include draft gears, discharge gates and mechanisms, side bearings, and brake beams. It has become one of the industry's most experienced gate manufacturers and also manufactures mechanisms for coal, ore, and ballast unloading. In 2000, Miner continued its expansion of high quality product offerings with the purchase of Buffalo Brake Beam, manufacturing the highest quality brake beams in the industry.


Powerbrace is the premier manufacturer of heavy-duty door securement for cargo that is shipped by trailer or container. They offer quality lockrods and hinges, plus special cargo door security products and accessories for trailer/container manufacture and repair. For more than three decades Powerbrace has sold both the "Miner" and "Powerbrace" brands.

Miner Elastomer Products Corporation

Miner Elastomer Products Corporation carries onward the innovative technical tradition established by W.H. Miner. MEPC was formed in 1985 to develop and implement unique applications for TecsPakĀ®, Miner's revolutionary shock absorbing material totally different from anything else available today.

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