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Welcome To Jaxon USA

WELCOME TO JAXON

Jackson International, Inc. DBA "JAXON" is a sub chapter S corporation. Jaxon was incorporated in 1991 and is currently headquartered in Texarkana, Arkansas with our 88,000-square foot manufacturing and warehouse facility located in Mineral Ridge, Ohio. Our Mineral Ridge manufacturing facility is conveniently located close to the Ohio Turnpike, several interchanges and trucking terminals making shipping easy and convenient for our customers.

Jaxon got its start as a key international sourcing option for Triax-YSD, based in Benton Harbor, Michigan, sourcing steel and iron castings for use in brake beam manufacturing. Over the past decade, JAXON has broadened its sourcing capabilities to include many parts for rail cars, railroad maintenance as well as several non-railroad related products which include parts for trailers and sandblasting cabinets.

JAXON'S expertise in engineering and extensive global sourcing knowledge has led to many successful years of sourcing products for our customers. JAXON has a dedicated staff of engineers who have been assisting customers for over 25 years with custom solutions that have that have increased productivity and lowered costs by designing new and redesign existing components while maintaining the highest standards our customers expect. [Custom Sourcing]

In 2006, JAXON expanded its product offering by manufacturing their own uncoupling devices for railcars. After many successful years of manufacturing these premium uncoupling devices, JAXON now offers a full line of telescoping uncoupling levers, one-piece levers, replacement levers with associated brackets and hardware, and various pins for railcar use. JAXON carries C10 knuckle pins, Y47 coupler pins and center pins. [Uncoupling Levers] and [Pins]

Our Executives

Bob Jackson
Bob Jackson CEO

Bob, born in 1939, was raised on a small poultry and truck farm in Southern New Jersey. After becoming an Eagle Scout and graduating from Swedesboro High School, Bob graduated from Lehigh University in 1961, with a BS in Metallurgical Engineering. Bob then worked in several manufacturing industries which included naval and commercial nuclear reactors, tube redrawing, auto parts manufacturing and the fabrication of large field erected petroleum storage tanks. During this time Bob earned a P.E. license and a MS in Industrial Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

In 1974, Bob started his own manufacturing company, TRIAX, in Benton Harbor, Michigan, which produced general fabricated items. TRIAX expanded as a supplier to the freight rail car industry to about 100 employees in 1995. TRIAX produced many products including uncoupling devices, brake beams and truck mounted brake systems for rail cars. Bob brought innovation to the rail industry facilitated by 11 patents. For example, Bob invented the diagonally corrected brake beam and proactive, compression slack adjusters. Both are now standards in the industry. Reference: Air Brake Association's 87th proceedings, 1995: "Understanding the Unit Brake Beam," page 160 and Air Brake Association's 89th proceedings, 1997, "Understanding the Compression Slack Adjuster," page 80. In 1998, TRIAX was sold to YSD Industries.

In 1993, Bob started Jackson International, Inc., "Jaxon," as an import and export company for railcar products. In 2006, manufacturing of uncoupling devices was added. Recently Jaxon has developed new products for railcar brake systems. Jaxon now produces new railcar products in Texarkana, Arkansas, and in Mineral Ridge, Ohio

 

 bob@jaxonusa.com

Adam Stryffeler
Adam Stryffeler President

Adam joined JAXON in May 2016 bringing with him 15 years’ experience in the transportation and manufacturing fields.  Of those 15 years 13 years was spent with YSD/Greenbrier in engineering and management and two years with MAC Trailer as the General Manager of their Salem, Ohio facility.   He received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Youngstown State University and a Master’s of Business Administration from Malone University.  Adam works out of our Mineral Ridge facility and lives in Salem, Ohio with his wife and four kids.  

 

 adam@jaxonusa.com