RBL, Inc. - The Company that Specializes in Special Equipment
Back in 1990, RBL, Inc. started with an idea for a Hyrail Track Lubricator. This simple design and idea has led to the recognition of the Robolube Hyrail Lubricator as the industry leader in hyrail lubrication. The Robolube Lubricator has set the standard by which all lubricators are measured.
WIth the Robolube sucess, RBL, Inc. diversified into other areas of expertise. RBL supplies our demanding customers with the highest quality products that meet their unique needs and requirements. Maintainer Corporation’s Traveling Mechanic Service Bodies, Cranes, and Fuel/Lube Bodies, Tiger-Railkut Hyrail Brush Cutters, Load King Custom Roadway Equipment Rail Trailers, Fassi Articulated Cranes, Continental Railworks Railgear, Pro-Vision Camera & Recording Systems, BackSafe Spotter Backup Systems and RBL, Inc. Custom Tractor Bodies for Lowboy Operations are just some of the superior products available. All of our products are customized to specific and unique customer requirements, and RBL specialty. Along with FRA Annual Inspection capabilities and a customer oriented staff, RBL, Inc. is a convenient “one stop shop” for our customers to access these special requirements.
A knowledgeable sales staff and qualified shop personnel make RBL, Inc. the easy choice for customers seeking expertise in designing and aquiring special equipment for special operations. Conveniently located on the north side of downtown Minneapolis, RBL, Inc.’s well equipped shop can handle your most demanding requirements.
This Company and all of us at RBL are dedicated to remembering two individuals that made our company and its successes possible. Roy Nelson and Ryan Pieper were an integral part of RBL and their laughter, personal qualities and commitment to our success are greatly missed. To have lost them both so unexpectedly and suddenly has left a void in RBL that can never be filled. Their presence was an irreplaceable asset to our company and made us who we were then and who we still are today.
Roy Nelson was my dear personal friend and business partner for over 30 years, and I could not have had a better friend and partner in creating RBL, Inc. Roy was an avid golfer, inventor and creative man. He was such an inspiration to many, and I cannot recall anyone not enjoying the time they spent with Roy.
Ryan Pieper was my son. Ryan loved the Railroad Industry and the people that he worked with and was so excited to be part of this great industry. Ryan was also an avid outdoorsman and was a true sportsman and conservationist.
I was blessed to have been allowed the pleasure of working alongside my son on a day-to-day basis and I am heartbroken for the loss of such a unique and wonderful privilege. I am proud to call Ryan my son and I will forever miss his inspiration, personality, enthusiasm and dedication to our efforts.
RBL, Inc./Robolube will never be the same without Roy and Ryan, but we promise to always dedicate our efforts and future successes to their memory and the inspiration that they gave to us.
~ Robert Pieper, President