MRO Magazine

BSA announces special program for 2008 Fall Meeting

Glen Ellyn, IL - -The 2008 Fall Meeting of the Bearing Specialists Association (BSA), September 21-23, at the Hilto...


July 22, 2008
By MRO Magazine

Glen Ellyn, IL – -The 2008 Fall Meeting of the Bearing Specialists Association (BSA), September 21-23, at the Hilton Suites Chicago-Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL, will include an ‘Introduction to the Google Application Suite’ by Kurt Layson of Google Enterprise, as well as a follow-up presentation by Jeff Henkel of Applied Industrial Technologies discussing his ‘User Experience with Google Applications’.

Google applications bring together essential services to help businesses communicate and collaborate more effectively. The services are powerful, easy to set up, require no maintenance, and are available free of charge, says Layson.

The program is sponsored by the association’s Information Technology & Supply Chain Committee, but all Fall Meeting attendees are encouraged to attend the presentation and no other meetings will be scheduled at the same time.

BSA’s Information Technology & Supply Chain Committee is charged with keeping current with advancements and improvements in information technology and distributor supply chain efficiencies and recommends programs such as this that will enhance knowledge, disseminate information, and improve efficiencies in the distributor supply chain.


The rest of the schedule includes the regular meetings of all BSA committees, but committee membership is not a requirement to attend the Fall Meeting.

Attendees at BSA’s Fall and Winter Meetings traditionally give the events high marks for meeting and exceeding their expectations. Participants say the compact schedule in a smaller, more intimate format than the association’s Annual Convention offers an outstanding opportunity to network with industry peers in a casual setting and, they add, to help influence the direction the industry takes over the coming years.

For more information on BSA or the 2008 Fall Meeting, visit the association website at, e-mail or contact the BSA office at 630-858-3838.