MAKER: ABL Services Inc. in Tyler
PRODUCTS: ABL manufactures components used in the mining industry. It offers, trail cable services, dragline rigging, mining surplus, dragline sheaves, mining gearing, mining pins, mining bushings, electric trail cable, wire rope, mining sockets, wire rope beckets, mining shovels and buckets and other equipment, carbide overlay, media screens, crusher wear plates, dragline buckets, bucket attachments, pulleys, pump barges, dump blocks and snatch blocks.
The company also offers support rollers, bull gear bolts, segment bolts, arch anchors, fairlead rollers, pendant lines, mining links, mining rollers, spreader bars, clevises and shackles, dragline chain, hoist chain, drag chain, fabrication, machining, stud end links, drag sockets, dump sockets, drum sockets, high strength allow and manganese bushings.
BACKGROUND: George Gregory, an Indiana native, founded ABL Services Inc. in 1979 in Tyler. The company received a patent for a device it says requires less maintenance but significantly outlasts similar parts made by its competitors. The pieces are relatively small compared to the enormous machines used to extract coal, copper and phosphate from the earth, but individually the parts weigh hundreds of pounds, even tons, requiring cranes to move them, Gregory said earlier.
CONTACT: At 12205 County Road 1114 in Tyler, ABL Services can be reached at 903-509-2256 or www.abl-services.com .
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