Cleveland, OH - BDI (Bearing Distributors, Inc.) announces its purchase on November 1, 2012 of Bearing Sales Inc., based in Great Falls, MT. The acquisition included three separate businesses with distinct locations: Bearing Sales of Great Falls, MT (newly designated BDI Branch 112); Columbia Bearing of Moses Lake, WA (designated BDI Branch 110); and Northwest Bearing of East Wenatchee, WA (designated BDI Branch 111).

“Under the ownership of Kraig Jorgensen and his family since 1962, Bearing Sales, Columbia Bearing and Northwest Bearing have built a solid reputation in the Inland Northwest for strong technical support backed by the largest local inventory in their respective markets,” says BDI-USA President & COO John Ruth. “Adding BDI’s existing customer base and supplier network to Bearing Sales, Columbia Bearing and Northwest Bearing will deliver additional value to and enhance the success of manufacturing companies in the Inland Northwest.”

With 179 global branch operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia, BDI services manufacturing companies throughout the world. BDI is a leader in the distribution and application of bearings, mechanical power transmission, electrical power transmission, linear motion, fluid power, material handling, industrial and safety products.  Value-added services offered by BDI include inventory and supply chain optimization, advanced technical support, documented cost savings and end-user training.

Contact information for the new BDI branches is as follows:

Bearing Sales Inc., a division of BDI (Branch 112)               Columbia Bearing, a division of BDI (Branch 110)

511 4th Ave. South                                                                  721 E. Broadway Ave.

Great Falls, MT 59405                                                            Moses Lake, WA 98837

Tel: 406-761-6915                                                                   Tel: 509-765-1203


Northwest Bearing, a division of BDI (Branch 111)

30 Rock Island Rd.

East Wenatchee, WA 98802

Tel: 509-884-0592


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