An investment worth in excess of $18.5million has expanded the Kaydon bearing manufacturing site in Sumter County, USA, prompting the creation of 50 new jobs. Demands for Kaydon bearing products worldwide has never been greater and this expansion will ensure the company can easily absorb the growth.
Kaydon is a leader in thin-section bearing technology and its sales and marketing interests are represented in the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia by precision components supplier, R. A. Rodriguez (UK) Ltd. The Kaydon Reali-Slim and Ultra-Slim brands are suitable for applications that call for low weight and compact size - but also high performance.
Since opening in 1991, the Sumter County facility has performed at a very high level and Kaydon has attracted a workforce whose skills are crucial to the continued success of the company's bearing products. David Hey of R. A. Rodriguez states: "The expansion of this site is good news for our customers. It ensures our lead times remain good in the face of growing demand and provides greater opportunity for product customisation."