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Timken Enhances Hot Rolled Tube Capabilities
Product benefits customers in industrial, energy and bearing markets

CANTON, Ohio: Feb. 12, 2009 – The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR) is helping customers deliver products to end users faster by now producing its hot rolled seamless mechanical steel tubing up to a maximum outside diameter (OD) of 13 inches (330 mm).

Timken is the only North American manufacturer with the capability to produce hot rolled seamless mechanical tubing in this size range. Prior to Timken’s offering, companies had to source this size steel tubing overseas and hold inventory to ensure a ready supply.  Now that Timken is offering the larger diameter steel tubes, customers can benefit from shorter delivery lead times, enabling them to supply end products to their customers faster. 

The company increased its hot rolled carbon and alloy steel tube manufacturing capabilities to meet demand for larger tubing from customers in the industrial, energy and bearing markets. The tubes are used to produce parts for applications such as pulleys, gears, bearings and cylinders. 

The new OD sizes are 12.5”, 12.75” and 13.0” with walls from 1.5” to 3.0” in 1/4" increments. Commonly produced grades are 1018, 1026, 1030, 4130, 4140 and 8620. Many of these sizes will be stocked by Authorized Timken Steel distributors in North America.

The addition of this size extends Timken’s complete range of hot rolled seamless mechanical steel tubing from 2” to 13” OD and from 0.25” to 3” wall.

 

About The Timken Company

The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR, http://www.timken.com) keeps the world turning, with innovative friction management and power transmission products and services, enabling our customers' machinery to perform more efficiently and reliably. With sales of $5.7 billion in 2008, operations in 26 countries and approximately 25,000 employees, Timken is Where You Turn™ for better performance.

 

 

 

SOURCE: The Timken Company

 

 

Media Contact:  Lorrie Paul Crum
Manager - Global Media and Strategic Communications
Mail Code: GNW-37
1835 Dueber Avenue, S.W.
Canton, OH 44706 U.S.A.
Telephone: (330) 471-3514 
Facsimile: (330)  471-7032
lorrie.crum@timken.com

 

Investor Contact: Steve Tschiegg
Director - Capital Markets and Investor Relations
Mail Code: GNE-26
1835 Dueber Avenue, S.W.
Canton, OH 44706 U.S.A.
Telephone: (330) 471-7446
Facsimile: (330) 471-2797
steve.tschiegg@timken.com

 

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