Kaydon is rationalising its bearings manufacture in the USA. In conjunction with the substantial expansion of its Sumter factory to meet growing demand for thin-section custom bearings, the company will discontinue its operation at Mocksville.
The consolidation of all thin-section manufacturing in Sumter will provide Kaydon's UK distributor, R.A. Rodriguez, with an enhanced service for all its customers' needs. The facility will provide improved capability, adding flexibility in the manufacture of multiple bearing steels. Quality systems will also be enhanced. Certification to aerospace standard AS9100B was achieved earlier in 2010, and NADCAP accreditation is currently being pursued.
For many years, Kaydon bearings have been a key product line for engineering component supplier, RA Rodriguez. This company represents Kaydon's interests in the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia, and supplies large and small bearings in both standard and custom configurations, including the renowned Reali-Slim thin-section bearings. Follow the link for more information about Kaydon Reali-Slim bearings.