IRD LLC Invests in Advanced Manufacturing Technology

LOUISVILLE, KY., May 11, 2009 - IRD LLC, maker of IRD Balancing soft-bearing balancing equipment has expanded its manufacturing capabilities by purchasing a new MAZAK QTN 200-II CNC Lathe. The new addition allows IRD to produce over 95% of its turned and rotating parts in house.

The soft-bearing balancing equipment built by IRD Balancing are precision machines that require very tight tolerances to perform to specification. "We found that some of our suppliers were having trouble meeting our requirements and this began affecting our delivery dates. By bringing production into our facility, we now have complete control over part quality and delivery," says Daryl Stout, Production Manager at IRD LLC. Jack Wright, IRD LLC General Manager adds, "We are extremely pleased to be able to make this investment during a slowing economy. The new lathe will help us meet our commitments of quality and delivery to our customers, and set the foundation for our strategic initiatives."

The privately-held firm specializes in the design and manufacture of highly precise soft-bearing balancing machines and instrumentation under the IRD Balancing brand (, and core loss testers under the Lexseco brand ( for the agriculture, power generation, industrial maintenance and industrial repair industries.

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