- 1975 – Purchased the Pittron foundry in Glassport, PA, which it renamed to Bucyrus-Erie Glassport
- 1899 – Pittsburgh Steel Foundry opened
- 1959 – Pittsburgh Steel Foundry becomes a subsidiary of Textron
- 1968 – Renamed to Pittron in October, 1968
Brake shoes attach to the head of the brake beams and press against the tread of the wheel when the brakes are applied.