Kingsbury Breaks Ground to Build New Western USA Repair Facility
Philadelphia, PA (January 13, 2014) – Get Hi-Res Image
On January 8, 2014, Kingsbury, Inc. broke ground to officially begin construction of a new 33,000-square-foot bearing repair and service facility in Yuba City, California. The project by Yuba City contractor Hilbers Inc. should be complete in September.
|Kingsbury owner, Arthur Jolly; Kingsbury President and CEO, William Strecker; Kash Gill, Mayor of Yuba City; John Dukes, Mayor Pro-Tem Yuba City; Darin Gale, Economic Development Manager, Yuba City
Kingsbury celebrated its centennial in 2012. In 2006, it opened a repair and service shop in Yuba City to serve its Western US and Canadian customers. The location was chosen because of the proximity to numerous hydroelectric, steam and gas power plants in the Western states. After six successful years in a leased building, Kingsbury has made a commitment to the area with a new company-owned facility, purpose-built specifically for expert repair and field service of all types of fluid-film babbitted bearings.
The multimillion-dollar facility will house cutting-edge equipment, incorporate infrastructure to support a 30-ton crane and will be climate-controlled to facilitate the extremely tight-tolerance machining required for the company's products. The facility will provide support for all clients west of the Mississippi River, including all dams and pumping stations operated by the California Department of Water Resources.
|Michael Brawley, Kingsbury Vice President, conducting a tour of the existing Repair & Service Facility next to the construction site.
During the groundbreaking, held at 1:00 pm Jan. 8, at 209 Burns Drive, guests were invited to the existing facility next door for refreshments, and for tours and a showcase of equipment and current plant activities. Services include diagnostic and repair capabilities, babbitting foundry work, precision machining, as well as expert upgrades and retrofits for all types of fluid-film bearings and associated equipment. Lean more at www.kingsbury.com.
About Kingsbury, Inc.
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, gas and steam turbines; compressors, gearboxes, pumps, air preheaters and ship propulsion systems. The company has maintained its position as the industry leader through continuing research and development, engineering integrity, and world-class customer service.
For more information about this announcement or about Kingsbury, Inc, contact Mick McCann, Vice President of Sales & Marketing,10385 Drummond Road, Philadelphia PA 19154 USA.