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Mesa Expansion Highlights Timken’s Robust Aircraft Support Capabilities

CANTON, Ohio: October 13, 2010 — The Timken Company’s Aerospace Aftermarket Solutions business, based in Mesa, Ariz., offers a full range of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for aircraft fleets ranging from commercial planes to military rotorcraft. Those capabilities and the fact that Timken offers its own aftermarket replacement parts approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) uniquely position the company as a full-service MRO provider.

Timken now provides greater convenience and value to its customers thanks to a recent upgrade and expansion of its Mesa facility. The company combined all of its aerospace MRO work, some of which previously was performed in Tucson, Ariz., at an expanded location in Mesa. 

"Timken’s investment translates into comprehensive support for aerospace operations," said Larry Shiembob, general manager of Aerospace MRO for Timken Aerospace Aftermarket Solutions.  "The capabilities that we’re delivering today are unmatched across the industry."

Timken provides precision-engineered components and assemblies for OEM and aftermarket customers in the aerospace industry, bringing together 75 years of expertise.  The company’s products span the lifecycle of commercial and military rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft.  Timken supports Model 250, PT6, T53, T56/501 engines, auxiliary power units (APUs), and Bell UH-1, AH-1, 204, 205, 212 and 412 helicopters.  Products and services include design, engine and accessory overhaul, component overhaul and repair, bearing repair and replacement parts and castings.

"With this move, we gain process efficiencies that enable us to strengthen our leadership in the aerospace MRO industry," said Erik Paulhardt, vice president of Aerospace and Defense.  "Aerospace is a key growth engine for Timken, so we are fully committed to further advancing our industry-leading position through service and expanded capabilities."

The 120,000-square-foot Mesa campus includes 30,000 square feet of custom-designed space for its new MRO activities as well as a second engine test cell and facilities for nondestructive tests and inspections.  

The Mesa facility operates under the authority of an FAA Air Agency Certificate, FAA PMA and approvals from the U.S. Air Force, the European Aviation Safety Agency and other international aviation agencies.  It is also an authorized repair center for Goodrich Pump and Engine Control Systems and has received ISO9001/AS9100 certifications, which are reserved for manufacturing centers with exceptionally stringent quality standards.

"Reliability is our customers’ number-one concern, and ensuring reliability starts with quality," Paulhardt said.  "Our certification is another reflection of the integrity behind our processes that builds trust in Timken.”  

At Mesa, skilled technicians repair and overhaul fuel controls and pumps, as well as drive-train components for both military and commercial rotorcraft.  Other repair capabilities include overhauls for vane casting replacement nozzles, compressor diffusers and compressor case halves. To learn more,

About The Timken Company 

The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR, keeps the world turning with innovative friction management and power transmission products and services, enabling its customers’ machinery to perform more efficiently and reliably. With sales of $3.1 billion in 2009, operations in 27 countries/territories and approximately 17,000 employees, Timken is Where You Turn® for better performance.

 The Timken Company

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