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Custom 12-degree panels for HWY 1 in Shreveport, LA

Omega recently manufactured custom 12-degree panels for HWY 1 in Shreveport, LA. This highway accommodates a high volume of traffic with the majority consisting of Heavy Trucks.  By working collaboratively with LA DOT and the Railroad Contractor the install was smooth and successful.

Custom 12-degree panels for HWY 1 in Shreveport, LA2021-09-07T15:32:51+00:00

Isidoros Garifalakis Received Prestigous Award

Isidoros Garifalakis - For his passionate commitment to integrity and honesty in business. Isidoros Garifalakis is the founder and CEO of Vancouver, Washington based Omega Industries, Inc., the nation's largest railroad crossing supplier and world-wide leader in steel fabrication, railroad track products and dredging equipment. Isidoros was born in Palioxori, Evia Greece in 1947 - [...]

Isidoros Garifalakis Received Prestigous Award2021-09-07T15:32:52+00:00

Texas Transit project

Custom concrete panels supplied for curved track crossing on Texas transit project. Omega’s engineering team worked closely with rail contractor and transit agency to ensure proper fit for this application. Panels were built in Sherman, TX at one of Omega’s 5 manufacturing plants.

Texas Transit project2021-09-07T15:32:52+00:00

Port of NOLA

Omega custom manufactured panels to fit an 8 degree curve transitioning into tangent track for a major port in the south central U.S. Our engineering staff worked closely with the engineer and railroad contractor to design and provide layout drawings with tie spacing, panel station dimensions, and  other critical information.

Port of NOLA2021-09-07T15:32:52+00:00

Must see Curve Omega Panels

Omega custom designed lag down precast railroad crossing panels for this 10 degree curve grade crossing at a manufacturing facility in Louisiana. We met with the railroad contractor at the jobsite to field measure the track structure to determine the degree of curvature. Omega manufactured the panels to fit the degree of curve, rail size [...]

Must see Curve Omega Panels2021-09-07T15:32:52+00:00

Turnout project

Omega custom designed and fabricated these lag down precast panels including a metal wedge section for a #8 switch at a lumber facility in NE Texas. We worked closely with the railroad contractor in field measuring the track structure for an exact fit along with providing engineered layout drawings for tie centers, bill of material [...]

Turnout project2021-09-07T15:32:52+00:00


We are pleased to announce the opening of our 5th plant in SANFORD, North Carolina.  Last week was our first week of production and we are excited to be more accessible for our wonderful customers and are confident to  continue to produce quality products to meet the needs of the Rail industry.  Thank you to Bella for [...]

New Location – SANFORD, NORTH CAROLINA2021-09-07T15:32:52+00:00
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