Posted January 16, 2023

B&D Industrial achieves Timken Platinum certification

B&D Industrial's Tacoma, Washington, site has achieved Timken Bearing Certified Shop “Platinum” level. In addition to thorough training, the Platinum audit process includes meticulous pre-and post-audit evaluations. 

Left to right: John O'Hearn, Timken district sales manager; Steve Salter, B&D Industrial Tacoma shop manager; and Bryan Wolf, Timken  service engineer.

The company also holds Gold status at its Savannah and Macon, Georgia, and at its West Monroe, Louisiana, facilities.

According to Timken, its Bearing Certified designation verifies that facilities have solid processes and the appropriate equipment in place to ensure proper bearing maintenance, and thus demonstrates to customers that a shop abides by the highest standards in bearing service for maintenance organizations and service shops. 

B&D Industrial’s Tacoma site achieved near-perfect marks in bearing storage, handling tools and area, inspection area, removal, and installation processes. Every process is critical in getting the highest performance and life out of bearings.

“We congratulate our Tacoma team on achieving Timken Platinum (highest level) certification with a score of 96," said Mike Rine, senior vice president of operations at B&D. "There are very few facilities that reach this level. We are committed to providing the most reliable products and services to all our customers. Timken's rigorous audit requirements enhance our ability to improve continuously. We appreciate the ongoing support received from Timken.”

B&D Industrial specializes in gearbox and equipment repair for heavy manufacturing companies across North America.