Originally Posted by RaevynCarrion
Ordered them yesterday, woke up this morning to find them on my front steps.
So Raevyn, what do the boxes say on them as to the Country of Origin on your bearings? After all the talk, I'm curious.
Talking to some Timkin higher-ups (at least in the sales department) it sounds like most Timkin main bearings are still made in the U.S.A. and Canada(?) for now.
During my last job with them, setting up a new warehouse inventory, I looked at almost every box I put on the shelf and found that to be true. The other most represented countries were Belgium, Germany and Japan. I didn't see a single hub from China, Taiwan, Vietnam, or any other similar country.
There were small parts and kits and low-speed bearings from those countries, but all the larger stuff, including the old 4wd wheel bearings (the old LM104949/LM104911, LM501349/LM501310, Set 37, Set 45 etc) were North America or Japan.
So I'm just curious where yours say (or don't say) they're from.
If I'm not mistaken, the law states that if it's not clearly stated on the box, it had better be American Made or else.
We lost an entire container load of PIAA Formula-1 commemorative watches from Japan because the "Made In Japan" label was not visible enough on the individual boxes!
Maybe they had it out for PIAA, maybe it was just luck-of-the-draw, or maybe they're that particular about that kind of stuff.