Jenkins Electric, an electromechanical service and parts provider specializing in electric motor repair and test products, as well as a variety of distribution parts, has acquired Wheeler, a sleeve and fluid film bearing manufacturer based in North Charleston, South Carolina.
Wheeler Bearing Company serves a variety of OEM customers around the world. With experience and strict adherence to ISO Certified manufacturing practices, Wheeler manufactures babbitt-lined bearings, aluminum alloy bearings and labyrinth seals. In addition to offering rebabbitting services on motor, turbine, fan and gearbox bearings.
Wheeler Bearing Company, Powered by Jenkins will be led by General Manager Ryan Ossmann. The technical and customer service team, formerly of Wheeler Industries, will remain in North Charleston under Ossmann's leadership.
This acquisition further expands the distribution business offered by Jenkins, which now includes sleeve and fluid film bearings, motor cooling fans, winding protection and motor parts in addition to serving as the exclusive U.S. distributor of Axalta resin.