Kingsbury's Messinger Bearings Brand Launches Tapered Roller Bearing Line

Philadelphia, PA (August 3, 2009) - Kingsbury Inc., the inventor and most respected manufacturer of tilting-pad fluid-film bearings, is pleased to announce that its Messinger Bearings brand has officially entered the large tapered roller bearing market. Messinger Bearings, founded in 1912, manufactures custom, large and specialty rolling element bearings for harsh conditions. The company started manufacturing and repairing tapered roller bearings, in diameters from 1 foot to 6 feet, in late July 2009 after investing six months in staffing, tools and training to meet critical customer tolerances.

The decision to enter the tapered roller bearing market was made after an analysis of industry needs. According to Dan Matthews, Product Manager for the Messinger Bearings brand, "The marketplace was exhibiting increasing signs of fatigue due to longer and longer deliveries on this niche type and size of rolling element bearing. Since we have been in the business of designing and manufacturing other types of roller bearings for nearly 100 years, it seemed like a perfect time to capitalize on the combination of market pressure and our experience to make this move now."

Kingsbury provided the investments to quickly master the skill sets and tools to enable the company to offer its existing and new customers an alternative to status-quo resources.

About Kingsbury, Inc. And Messinger Bearings

Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA USA, Kingsbury designs and manufactures a wide variety of standard and custom fluid-film thrust and journal bearings for rotating equipment applications, including hydroelectric turbines, gas and steam turbines, compressors, gearboxes, pumps, air preheaters and ship propulsion systems. Today, the company maintains its position as the industry leader through continuing research and development, engineering integrity, and world-class customer service. The Messinger Bearings Brand was purchased by Kingsbury, Inc. in February 2004, and provides custom rolling element bearings for large, unique or unusual applications in demanding environments. Messinger's markets include rock crushing, pulp/paper making, steel, beverage bottling, antennas, coal pulverizing, tunnel boring, and various government defense applications, to name a few.

For more information about Messinger Bearings brand or Kingsbury, Inc, contact

Dan Matthews,

Product Manager,

10385 Drummond Road,


PA 19154


Tel. +1-215-824-4016

Fax: +1-215-824-4989



To request more information or a high resolution image, contact:

Alan Gladish

Praxis Communications, Inc.

215-947-2080 x13

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