in the ball transfer industry, fabricating its first products in
1969 and quickly gaining a reputation for quality and exemplary
customer service. The business grew rapidly, resulting in a move to
the current production facility in Columbus, Ohio and the
acquisition of additional stamping and turning equipment. The
business was eventually passed on to the next generation who
oversaw an expansion of the heavy duty product line and new
Hudson Bearings was acquired by Jim Klingbeil Jr. and Donnie Bowman
in 2009, with the goal of building a great company into an even
better one. Both share a passion for American manufacturing and
building quality companies. Jim was a cofounder of Atlas Snow-Shoe
Company and has been awarded four U.S. utility patents for snowshoe
innovations. Donnie has an extensive background in operations and
sales management throughout the United States.
We remain committed to manufacturing all of our products in the
U.S. and as such, have significantly enhanced our production
capability with CNC manufacturing equipment.
Not only does this machinery produce higher tolerance ball
transfers more consistently, it also greatly expands our ability to
manufacture custom-dimension products.
While we pride ourselves on great products, we take even greater
pride in our small, but dedicated staff. Their experience with
metal forming runs deep and they excel at providing our customers
with timely and cost competitive solutions. They take great
satisfaction in exceeding expectations, day in and day out.
Our goal is to continually innovate and grow. We believe a company
that is not trying to improve, grow, and innovate is a company that
is in decline. This updated catalog reflects that goal, as does our
enhanced website, new state of the art manufacturing equipment,