NPB named authorized distributor of Power Transmission Solutions aerospace and specialty bearings

National Precision Bearing to distribute made-to-order McGill and Rollway aerospace and specialty bearings, looks to leverage Power Transmission Solution's quick-turn capabilities for OEM and government sector customers.

FLORENCE, KY., NOVEMBER 2013 - Emerson Industrial Automation has appointed National Precision Bearing (NPB) an authorized distributor of McGill and Rollway aerospace and specialty bearings. The companies will focus on providing custom-made bearings to OEMs that supply pumps, gearboxes, rotors, generators and other components to the aerospace and defense industries, among others. “NPB is a well-respected aerospace and specialty bearing distributor with more direct sales representatives in the field than any other distributor we work with,” said Emerson's Jeff Blackledge, Director of International & Domestic Sales. “We believe there are significant incremental sales growth opportunities, particularly in OEM accounts and the government sector, and we expect to generate approximately $1 million in new business in 2014.”

            NPB, a division of Mechatronics Corporation, specializes in precision bearing solutions for aerospace, defense, medical and industrial applications. The Preston, Washington-based company was originally formed in 1980 to support The Boeing Company and its subcontractors, and is AS9100 and ISO9001:2008 certified. According to Tom Koetje, Marketing & Business Development Manager for Mechatronics, Emerson has the ability to handle the special requirements and short lead times common to the aerospace industry. “Emerson has demonstrated that it is a very capable niche supplier of specialty aerospace products, and we're confident that its quick turnaround capabilities on custom-made bearing solutions will create a number of new opportunities,” said Koetje. “Both companies are focused 100 percent on customer success and Emerson's flexibility, responsiveness and engineering support will serve our customers well.”

            McGill bearings have been approved by the top aerospace OEMs for more than 60 years, and the company has received recognition as a top supplier from industry leaders such as Parker, Bell and Sikorsky. Bearing types include: cylindrical roller, needle roller, spherical roller, ball and roller sets. McGill and Rollway bearings are accredited for heat treatment, chemical processing and non-destructive testing by the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (Nadcap).

            For more information about McGill and Rollway aerospace and specialty bearings, contact Jeff Blackledge at 219.465.2273 or, or visit

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Emerson Industrial Automation, a business of Emerson, is a global technology provider that enables productivity, efficiency and quality gains for customers across a spectrum of industries. Our products include alternators, electric motors and drives, electrical distribution devices and mechanical power transmission, fluid automation and ultrasonic joining solutions. Emerson brands include Appleton, ASCO, Branson Ultrasonics, Browning, Control Techniques, Kop-Flex, Leroy-Somer, McGill, Morse, Numatics, O-Z/Gedney, Rollway, SealMaster, SSB Wind Systems and System Plast. For more information, visit


For more information, contact:

Jackie Catalano
Corporate Manager, Global Marketing Communications
Emerson Industrial Automation
Power Transmission Solutions
Tel: 859 727 5271

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