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Rail bearing business expands reconditioning services

Canton, OH -- Sept. 27, 2002 -- The Timken Company's rail business recently expanded its global rail capabilities t...


Canton, OH — Sept. 27, 2002 — The Timken Company’s rail business recently expanded its global rail capabilities to include reconditioning services for axle boxes, housings and cylindrical and spherical bearing boxes. The company will continue to offer reconditioning services for cylindrical bearing journal boxes and Timken tapered roller bearing housings.

Timken has been involved in reconditioning tapered roller bearings for railroad axles for more than 40 years. “This is a natural expansion of our services,” said Thomas S. Dupaski, president – rail. “It builds upon both the capabilities of our reconditioning facilities and our engineering knowledge in rail applications.”

The Timken Company’s rail business is the manufacturer of the Timken AP and AP-2 bearings, both of which are self-contained, pre-assembled and pre-lubricated tapered roller bearings that reduce maintenance costs. It is also a supplier of related products and services, including premium rail bearing grease and reconditioning services.

Timken serves rail markets around the world with reconditioning facilities in Brazil, India, Mexico, South Africa, the U.K. and U.S.