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Phil It Up: BDS Makes Two Acquisitions

Philadelphia-based bearings company acquirers two area repair ops and distributors Bearing & Drive Solutions (BDS) of the Philadelphia region, a familiar name in the world of industrial distribution since 1978, has acquired two more stalwarts in the industry: Philadelphia Ball and Roller Bearing (that of 400 N. 6th St. in Philadelphia) and Universal Motor Distributors, […]

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SKF Scientist Awarded Honorary Post in London

Visiting professorship at Imperial College’s Mechanical Engineering department Guillermo E. Morales-Espejel, a principal scientist at bearing manufacturer SKF‘s research and technology development department, has been awarded an honorary professorship by Imperial College in London, one of the world’s leading science and engineering universities. The visiting professorship puts Morales-Espejel in charge of the topic of tribology […]

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Emerson Marine Unit

Division will cater to port authorities, marine spares industry Emerson Bearing, the Boston-based bearings manufacturer for OEMs and maintenance, announced the formation of a new branch for marine applications. The company is not to be confused with the Emerson Electric Co. of St. Louis, a separate company known for its motors and generators. Both ‘Emersons’ […]

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AHR Sessions

Educational schedule released for HVAC expo in Atlanta The AHR Expo will take place January 14-16, 2019 in Atlanta this year. The convention and trade show is an annual gathering for the HVAC/R industries, encompassing all heating, cooling, refrigeration, and ventilation companies along with their repair specialists. AHR has released its educational sessions, adding more […]

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Timken/Cone

One longtime manufacturer acquires another Timken, the North Canton, Ohio-based company known for manufacturing engineered bearings and power transmission products, among other products, reached an agreement to acquire Cone Drive, it announced in a press release Tuesday. Cone Drive, headquartered in Traverse City, Mich., makes precision drives used in diverse markets including solar, automation, aerial […]

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Koyo Shutdown

Bearings company’s Cleveland area facility to close JTEKT North America Corp., the company formed from the merger of bearings manufacturer Koyo Seiko and Toyodo Machine Works in 2006, is closing its facility in Westlake, Ohio, the company said in a WARN letter to the state. The company last year announced plans to close the Westlake […]

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Top Distributor Awards

Bartlett, Midpoint, Morgan take home honors Each year, Electro Static Technology recognizes its top AEGIS distributors. This is the ninth consecutive year the company has honored distributors for their excellence in sales and customer service. The 2017 Top Distributor Award goes to Bartlett Bearing Company for its outstanding AEGIS sales campaign to the motor repair […]

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One For the Kids

Bearings company releases spinning top item NSK Ltd., the Tokyo-based bearings manufacturer, has developed a unique spinning top that incorporates several industrial-level precision bearings. The top can stay upright and spin for about 8 minutes even on rough surfaces with its weighted ring model, the company says. The item went on sale January 15, NSK […]

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Going With the Grain

Bartlett Bearing opens branch in Grain Valley, Missouri Bartlett Bearing, the household industry name founded in 1951 in Philadelphia, has added another branch to its list of locations: Grain Valley, Missouri, outside Kansas City. Bartlett is a family-owned independent distributor of bearings and related components servicing the electromechanical repair market nationwide. The company’s corporate headquarters […]

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Get Your Bearings

SKF and GE Oil & Gas will team up for future development Two big names made a lesser-publicized move towards the end of last month. SKF, the Swedish-based bearings company, and GE Oil & Gas, signed a non-exclusive, license-based collaboration agreement October 17. One could call it a friendly partnership, one that easily flew under the […]

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