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Bucket Wheel Excavator

THE CHALLENGE Rebuilding a defunct bucket wheel excavator into a higher-performance machine At an inland port in Superior, Wisconsin, one of BNSF Railway’s three bucket wheel excavators, used to load taconite (low-grade iron ore) on ships, had been out of service for many years because parts were no longer available for the 50-year-old machine. Anticipating… Read more »

NASA Crawler-Transporter 2

THE CHALLENGE Upgrading one-of-a-kind undercarriages on the world’s largest self-powered land vehicles The U.S. National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) needed to upgrade one of the twin Crawler Transporters, the largest self-powered land vehicles on Earth, to carry a new generation of bigger, more powerful rockets and spacecraft to and from the launch pad at Kennedy… Read more »

L&H Starts Second NASA project

Outside L&H Industrial’s shops in Gillette, parts sit wrapped in plastic and ready to be shipped to Florida, where they will help ensure NASA can continue to move spacecraft from Kennedy Space Center’s assembly shop to one of its launch sites. In its first government contract, L&H redesigned, built, installed then tested parts for NASA’s Crawler… Read more »

L&H Industrial Rebuilds Taconite Reclaimer

Heavy equipment repair specialists complete a different type of project with tight timeline By Steve Fiscor, Editor-in-Chief Repairing draglines, electric shovels and mills, L&H Industrial has refurbished many pieces of large mining machinery. A little less than two years ago, the BNSF Railway, a customer familiar with L&H’s experience with heavy maintenance projects, approached them… Read more »

Frontier Industrialists | 50 Years of L&H

L&H Industrial was founded in 1964 in Gillette, Wyoming, USA, by Leon Wandler and Hank Barney with six employees. Today we have offices and distribution partners around the world and hundreds of employees, dedicated to delivering outstanding service to the mining centers and heavy industrial operations of the world. L&H Industrial has also assembled a… Read more »

Crawler Transporter 2 Upgraded in Preparation for SLS Flights

  February 23, 2015 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Officials from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center rolled out the newly renovated Crawler Transporter 2 (CT-2) on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. The 6.5-million-pound CT-2 will carry a 10.3-million-pound mobile launcher with the 4.4-million-pound Space Launch System (SLS) booster (without liquid propellants), resulting in a massive, 21.2-million-pound vehicle lumbering… Read more »

L&H Industrial Spotlight: Engineering Solutions

L&H provides engineered solutions for the mining, railroad and aerospace industries using the latest in 3D design and analysis software. Our experienced, in-house engineering team, located in L&H’s Gillette, WY and Tempe, AZ manufacturing facilities, develop designs for enhanced new and replacement parts a superior alternative to the OEM. In our metallurgical lab in Gillette,… Read more »

L&H Industrial rebuilds and enhances entire machine for BNSF Railway

L&H Industrial continues its presence in the rail market with the engineering, manufacturing, rebuilding and enhancing of a bucket wheel loader used for conveyer belt loading of Taconite. L&H Industrial is no stranger to the rail market having engineered and manufactured the Pre-Gauger which improves work performance and safety as it makes threading new rail… Read more »

NASA Project Continues to Receive News Coverage

Wyoming company builds for NASA Posted: Feb 02, 2014 6:50 PM MST By Mike Stark, Sheridan-Gillette Reporter “This is the first government project we’ve ever done. It’s the biggest project we’ve ever done,” said L&H Industrial welding shop manager Jason Percifield. L&H Industrial in Gillette is building and assembling more than 1,300 parts for a NASA… Read more »

L&H Industrial Works on Project in Conjunction with NASA

L&H Industrial is currently working on a large manufacturing and equipment repair project from QinetiQ North America (QNA) on behalf of the National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA). This project includes the machining and onsite assembly of components for Crawler Transporter #2, which will be a part of future space missions launched from Kennedy Space Center… Read more »