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2012 Bearing Industry News

NSK building transmission bearing plant in South Korea
28 December 
  Forecasts jump in demand across Asia.  
URB to build bearing manufacturing plant in India
11 December 
  Fourth production facility after Romania, Turkey and Hungary.  
SKF makes bearings for world's tallest observation wheel
10 December 
  2300mm OD, 1600mm ID, 630mm W sphericals in High Roller  
Jamaica Bearings wins Defense Vendor of Excellence award
7 December 
  Largest seller of bearings to Defense Logistics Agency  
Timken under pressure to seaparate steel and bearings
1 December 
  Activist shareholders claim structure undervalues Timken  
Schaeffler in $40 million expansion of two South Carolina facilities
30 November 
  Automotive bearing demand increases; 190 workers added  
U.S. Commerce rules on TRBs from China
25 November 
  Antiumping duty schedules modified from June  

2010 Bearing Industry News

WBA partners work to stop counterfeit bearings
9 August 
  Manufacturers join distributor associations, organize information and raids.  
Sikorsky teams with Timken Aerospace
6 August 
  Includes bearing inspection and reconditioning across Australasia.  
Cooper receives £256,000 wind energy grant
5 August 
  Governments duel over wind energy incentives.  
U.S. Navy report spreads blame for LPD17 problems
3 August 
  Failed bearings and bent cranks plague next-gen warships.  
Timken-XEMC venture delivers first bearings
2 August 
  Advanced wind turbine bearing production in China ramps up.  
SKF India sales and profits improving
30 July 
  Projects continued strength in automotive and industrial.  
SKF opens Solution Factory in Montigny, France
29 July 
  11th opening in 18 months spells successful program.  
Schaeffler establishes structure for going public
27 July 
  Schaeffler GmbH expected to issue shares in 2011.  
AAXICO and HCH Bearing form joint venture
26 July 
  U.S. aircraft industry supplier teams with key Chinese bearing manufacturer.  
Federal-Mogul opens Shanghai HQ and Technical Center
23 July 
  Commits to China's automotive OEM market.  
Ives receives BSA Lifetime Achievement Award
22 July 
  Served as BSA counsel since 1966.  
Aurora Bearing joins SEMA
20 July 
  Leverages high-performance market presence.  
Schaeffler introduces stiffer wind turbine bearings
19 July 
  TRBs paired with CRBs address spherical-only limitations.  
Miba opens Sinter plant in McConnelsville
16 July 
  Adjacent H/D engine bearing plant expands, goes lead-free.  
GGB moves into fluid film bearings
15 July 
  Largest polymer plain bearing manufacturer leverages up.  
Saint-Gobain divests Advanced Ceramics to CoorsTek
13 July 
  Includes Cerbec bearing ball operations.  
Sargent Aerospace expanding in Tucson
12 July 
  Anticipating strong growth in aerospace, land and submarine work.  
Dixie Aerospace now sole Rexnord aerospace distributor
8 July 
  Covers PSI, Shafer roller, Tuflite composite bearings.  
U.S. ITC rules SNR is still SNR
7 July 
  NTN acquisition may eventually change things, but not yet.  
Garlock Sealing files bankruptcy over asbestos claims
6 July 
  GGB Bearing and other EnPro divisions not involved.  
ITC issues status report on fourth ball bearing dumping duty review
5 July 
  Court-ordered interim report; comments due in August.  
Supreme Court declines to hear SKF CDSOA appeal
2 July 
  Free speech issue passes, but other CDSOA challenges remain.  
Midpoint Bearing celebrating 25th anniversary
30 June 
  Distribution and service warehouse adds fourth location.  
Arnold Magnetic and Lawrence Livermore in magnetic bearing development pact
28 June 
  Targeting flywheel energy storage with advanced passive magnetic bearings.  
Japan seeks $250 million duties against U.S. for zeroing
25 June 
  WTO's retaliation duty approval is likely to include bearings.  
SKF supplying axlebox seals to Indian Railways
23 June 
  Lands largest-ever single seal contract ever awarded.  
AVIC and Harbin Bearing in joint venture
21 June 
  Precision aerospace also points to wind energy for state-run producer.  
Timken expands wind energy application lineup
18 June 
  Bearings, gear systems, seals, lubrication systems and more.  
U.S. ITC levies new dumping duties on ball bearings
16 June 
  From France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the UK.  
NSK introduces ES1 stainless bearing steel
14 June 
  Follows Schaeffler's Cronitect as superior by expensive alternative to 440C.  
Trade court sends ball bearing decision back to ITC again
11 June 
  Finds deep flaws in antidumping review's methodology and assumptions.  
NSK setting up large-bearing production in China
9 June 
  Companies scramble to meet demand.  
SKF wins trade court battle to stop Commerce duty liquidation
7 June 
  Court repeats that 15 day delay is unlawfully short.  
General Bearing posts strong first quarter results
4 June 
  Sales and profits jump, customers pay their bills.  
U.S. may soften domestic sourcing requirement for bearings
2 June 
  DoD considers 50% cost threshold more reasonable in today's world.  
Russia hits Chinese bearing steel with antidumping duties
31 May 
  Domestic industry exerts protectionist pressure as demand weakens.  
Boca Bearings adds industrial lubricants and coatings
28 May 
  High-end products specifically target demanding applications.  
SKF opens Global Technical Center in Shanghai
26 May 
  Joins Solution Factory for more technical design and support.  
Americas bearing market should recover before Europe
24 May 
  Lag to downside equals upside lag as North America strengthens.  
Kaydon expanding Sumter, closing Mocksville
21 May 
  Aggressive investment in Sumter offsets need for Mocksville.  
Xibei Bearing continues to falter
19 May 
  Sales lag, losses continue, China state funding wanes.  
NSK wins PSA supplier quality award
17 May 
  One of 14 honored by Europe's second-largest automaker.  
SKF posts strong first quarter 2010 results
14 May 
  Future bright as profits rebound on higher manufacturing levels.  
BSA elects 2010-2011 officers
12 May 
  Bearing Specialists Association's Annual Convention wraps up.  
Timken falls off Fortune 500 list for 2010
10 May 
  Loses sales by divesting Torrington to JTEKT/Koyo.  
Euro Bearings Spain becomes exclusive KDF distributor
7 May 
  Key industrial bearing producer expands market reach.  
SKF opens wind energy service center in Shanghai
5 May 
  Leveraging advanced systems available in other markets.  
RBC and Peer settle trademark and copyright suits
3 May 
  Dating to 2006 over 1600 series bearings and others.  
NRB Bearings plans 20% compound growth
30 April 
  Via aggressive investment strategy and more focus on exports.  
Qingdao claims 400,000+ counterfeit bearings stopped
28 April 
  Port in Shandong targeting enforcement effort.  

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