Canton, Ohio — The Timken Company was honoured as the oldest charter member of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association during its 100th anniversary celebration Nov. 3, 2003, at a MEMA and Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association executive reception in Las Vegas, Nev.
“We’re honored by this distinction of being the only company out of seven charter members that maintained membership for 100 years. Timken has depended on MEMA membership to provide valuable industry insights, including government affairs,” said W. J. Timken, Jr., vice-president – office of the chairman, as he accepted the award.
MEMA (www.mema.org ) was founded in 1904 as the nation’s first motor vehicle parts suppliers association. The organization exclusively serves the aftermarket and original equipment automotive and heavy-duty manufacturing industry.
The Timken Company (www.timken.com ) is a leading international manufacturer of highly engineered bearings, alloy and specialty steels and components, and a provider of related products and services. Following its February 2003 acquisition of The Torrington Company, Timken employs 28,000 people worldwide in operations in 29 countries. In 2002, the combined companies had sales of approximately $3.8 billion.