Our highest priority is to ensure the well-being of our employees, our customers, and the public at large. Safety is our top priority in the production and application of every project we deliver.


We believe that delivering high quality work is the responsibility of the entire project team from design through delivery. Our robust quality control program is ISO 9001:2015 registered providing comprehensive control of every phase of production.


The success of our business depends on active and genuine partnerships with our customers. We have worked diligently to create and maintain our reputation as one of the industry’s most honest, trustworthy, and communicative providers of railroad signals and communications systems elements.


We are committed to continuous improvement through investments in training, technology, research, and design, guaranteeing our ability to deliver rail solutions that add value to your business. Our highly trained staff and automated facilities use the latest in production techniques and technologies.


Our commitment to diversity in the workplace recognizes that we all benefit from the richness of different cultures, backgrounds, and experiences. We thrive on diversity to benefit our employees, our products, and community, and we are committed to a diverse workforce as part of our corporate culture.

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Modern Manufacturing

We are a privately owned, custom manufacturer of high precision metal fabrications, specializing in aluminum, stainless steel, and other high-strength metals. With manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Canada, we provide advanced signaling solutions for signal masts, signal bridges and cantilevers, electronic component houses, LED color light products, and other related railroad products.

We have a proud history serving one of the oldest industries in the world - the railroad. Our successful market leadership is demonstrated in the long-standing relationships we have with some of the largest Class I railroads and transit agencies in North America.

We take pride in delivering exceptional products when our customers need them most. Our consistent production excellence and responsiveness to our customers needs, makes us a valued partner. Through safe, prompt, efficient, and fair practices, Modern Manufacturing is a leader in reliable service and custom solutions.

Stacy and Witbeck is the parent company of Modern Railway Systems, Modern Communications Systems, and Modern Manufacturing, specializing in construction and management services for complex rail and transportation projects.

Modern Railway Systems specializes in rail signal systems for transit owners and operating railroads. MRS provides turnkey projects from conceptual design to commissioning of installed systems, with a primary focus on train control, systems integration, and testing.
















Custom Steel Manufacturing Limited (CSML), the predecessor to Modern Manufacturing, is established which begins our rich history of offering safe and innovative product solutions.

CSML creates a dedicated rail division to better serve its growing base of customers throughout North America.

CSML is registered to the Quality System Standard ISO 2001:2000.

CSML selects Rail Systems Solutions, now MRS, as its exclusive distributor of their bungalow product line.

CSML is awarded a multi-year project for the Quebec North Shore and Labrador Railway.

CSML is selected as a major supplier of enclosures and shelters for METRA in Chicago, Baltimore’s MTA Blue Line, and the FrontRunner commuter rail line in Utah.

CSML is chosen to supply mast-ladder-platforms for VIA Rail in Canada.

CSML designs and supplies a 135 ft long eight-track bridge with three levels and back-to-back signals for GO Transit in Toronto.

CSML introduces its signal light housing product line, using robotic welding machines to increase productivity and quality.

CSML is acquired by Stacy and Witbeck and becomes Modern Manufacturing, a member of the Modern Group.

Modern Manufacturing is selected to supply bungalows and cases for the Caltrain Electrification project and SANDAG’s Mid-Coast Corridor project.

Modern Manufacturing is selected to supply signal bridges, cantilevers, and signals heads for the METRA Franklin Park project in Chicago.

Modern Manufacturing is selected to supply aluminum bungalows, wayside cantilevers, and color light signals for the Capital Metro PTC project in Austin.

Modern Manufacturing is selected to supply bungalows for Sound Transit’s Operations Maintenance Facility - East, meeting stringent seismic requirements and receiving Washington State Gold Seal approval.

Modern Manufacturing expands to the United States by opening a new facility in Eudora, KS.