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Timken oldest charter member of motor & equipment manufacturers association

The Timken Company of Canton, Ohio,was honoured as the oldest charter member of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) during the company's 100th anniversary celebration Nov. 3, 2003, at a MEMA and Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers...


December 1, 2003
By MRO Magazine

The Timken Company of Canton, Ohio,was honoured as the oldest charter member of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) during the company’s 100th anniversary celebration Nov. 3, 2003, at a MEMA and Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association meeting in Las Vegas, Nev.

“We’re honoured 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 a motor vehicle parts suppliers association. The organization exclusively serves the aftermarket and original equipment automotive and heavy-duty manufacturing industry.

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.

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