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Timken to Supply Bearings for 50 Vertical Cement Mills

CANTON, Ohio — Aug. 7, 2008 — The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR) announced today that it secured an order from Tianjin Cement Design & Research Institute Co. Ltd. (TCDRI) to supply bearings for more than 50 vertical cement mills. TCDRI is a leading technology and equipment supplier based in Tianjin, China.  

The order is for single-row cylindrical roller bearings and two-row tapered roller bearings used in vertical cement mill equipment manufactured by TCDRI.  The bearings will be delivered throughout 2008 and 2009.  Timken first delivered bearings to TCDRI in 2007 when the company placed a more than $1 million order also for its vertical cement mills.

Timken supplies a broad range of friction-management and power-transmission solutions, including tapered, spherical, cylindrical and needle bearings for industrial applications.  


About The Timken Company

The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR, keeps the world turning, with innovative friction management and power transmission products and services, enabling our customers to perform faster and more efficiently. With sales of $5.2 billion in 2007, operations in 27 countries and approximately 25,000 employees, Timken is Where You Turn™ for better performance.


Source: The Timken Company


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