MRO Magazine

Roller bearings withstand harsh environments

Founded in Quesnel, B.C., in 1951 as a manufacturer of sawmill and logging machinery, QM Bearings began manufacturing mounted roller bearings in 1983, as it was unable to find bearings that would stand up to the rigours of the sawmill's northern c...


June 1, 2004
By MRO Magazine

Founded in Quesnel, B.C., in 1951 as a manufacturer of sawmill and logging machinery, QM Bearings began manufacturing mounted roller bearings in 1983, as it was unable to find bearings that would stand up to the rigours of the sawmill’s northern climate and environment. By 1993 the focus of the company had switched to manufacturing bearings and power transmission products. The ISO 9001: 2000-certified company, now employee-owned and with a global reach, manufactures mounted bearings which use steel housings and double-row spherical inserts. Sizes range from 1-5/16 in. to 7 in. Its product line includes Blue Brute bearings, said to be the only mounted roller bearing made in Canada, Quick-flex couplings, roller chain sprockets and conveyor sprockets. Its main industries are forestry, oil and gas, mining, sand and gravel, sewage treatment facilities, food processing, steel production and processing, and agriculture. QM recently opened an assembly and distribution centre in Mississauga, Ont.

QM Bearings, Prince George, B.C.