Posted September 6, 2017

Bearing & Drive Solutions and Brown Transmission merge

Bearings & Drive Solutions and Brown Transmission & Bearing announced that the two companies have merged.

"These two old school, hands-on companies, both founded nearly 40 years ago to provide effective industrial maintenance solutions, have come together to form a stronger, better, more effective team," according to a prepared statement announcing the merger.

The merger of Allentown-based Bearings & Drives with Lancaster-based Brown Transmission will create the largest independent bearings and power transmission distributor in Pennsylvania.

“It’s not about being bigger, it’s about being better. And both BDS and Brown Transmission & Bearing are better together,” said Mark Stevens, president of BDS.