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Bunting Bearings, LLC has grown to become one of the largest producer of bronze bearings in the United States. We are unmatched in terms of quality and customer service and provide the optimal solutions for your industry.

Historical Dates:

1907 Bunting Brass & Bronze was founded in Alliance, OH

1909 Bunting Brass & Bronze moved from Alliance, OH to Toledo, OH

1949 Barnes Manufacturing, later renamed B-Mold, opened in Mansfield, OH

1952 Apex Bearing was founded in Hudson, OH

1955 Bunting Brass & Bronze acquired Detroit Sintered Metals which operated as a subsidiary until later

1964 Detroit Sintered Metals began operating as a facility of Bunting Brass & Bronze in Kalamazoo, MI

1968 NL Industries purchased Bunting Brass & Bronze letting it retain its name

1972 Eagle-Picher Bearings and Metals Division acquired Masten Corporation and its subsidiary, Apex Bearing

1981 Eagle-Picher acquired Bunting Brass & Bronze from NL Industries

1982 Eagle-Picher Bearings & Metals Division was consolidated and renamed Eagle-Picher Bearings Division

1989 Four Eagle-Picher Bearings Division officers purchased the division, naming it Bunting Bearings Corp.

1990 The Holland, OH facility was built to be the new corporate offices and national warehouse

1998 A 56,000 sq. ft. addition was made to the Holland facility and machining operations from Delta and Mansfield were consolidated into Holland

2002 Bunting Bearings Corp. entered into chapter 11 for the purpose of reorganization.

2004 The assets of the former company Bunting Bearings Corp. were purchased by a new company Bearing Acquisition, LLC and shortly thereafter renamed Bunting Bearings, LLC. Bunting Bearings Corp. was administratively dissolved by the Federal Bankruptcy Court.