Service, quality, integrity. When building any structure, whether physical or organizational, a solid foundation is a must and it is these 3 values that Wheelworx was solidly built upon. Wheelworx was founded in 2008 by Gary Schoenfeldt, a 30 year veteran of the industry, with a reputation for a high level of customer service and extreme technical aptitude. The journey started in Calera, AL with an empty building, a few employees and a vision to merge the latest in manufacturing design with old school service.
Calera’s business quickly took off and in response a 2 nd location was opened in Pekin, IL in 2011. The original business model was to cater to small independent car shops and private car owners. We have since expanded that model and have partnered with a Class I Railroad and several large short lines, all while still firmly hanging on to the level of service we were founded to provide.
Wheelworx’s current customer base is comprised of over 100 diverse customers across the country. By utilizing our own fleet of trucks we are able to quickly and safely deliver sets to these valued customers to keep their cars rolling. Our team of engineers, technical professionals, sales people and administrative support staff are available 24/7. We truly value our customers and nothing is more important to us than supporting their business needs.
With well over 100,000 wheelsets in service, Wheelworx is the nation’s largest, privately held, reconditioner of freight car wheelsets. Wheelworx prides itself in the depth of its team and the innovations that we have brought to an industry that is often slow to change. We all look forward to continued growth and expansion enabling us to provide our world class service and quality nationwide.