A file photograph of the Waukesha Bearsing complex on Antigo’s Amron Avenue. Photo from the Antigo Daily Journal

Waukesha Bearings Expanding Facilities at Busy Local Plant

Waukesha Bearings, a global leader in the design and manufacture of engineered hydrodynamic bearings and magnetic bearing systems, announced the forthcoming expansion of its Antigo manufacturing facility.

The new construction is a nearly 35,000 square foot extension of the current building at 703 Amron Ave.

Founded in Waukesha in 1946, Waukesha Bearings has been part of the Antigo community for the last 45 years. The bearings manufactured deliver long life and reliable performance for turbomachinery across the world’s oil & gas, power generation, marine and industrial markets. The additional manufacturing space will accommodate current production for marine bearing systems as well as new marine projects awarded to the company by General Dynamics Electric Boat of Groton, Connecticut.

The Waukesha Bearings partnership with Electric Boat and the U.S. Navy goes back more than 50 years and includes bearing systems for both the surface fleet and submarines.

“Waukesha Bearings made its name with high-quality bearing solutions. Our system knowledge, custom engineering, and precision manufacturing make us a trusted supplier for mission-critical projects,” John Sullivan, plant manager for the Antigo facility said. “Our team here in Antigo takes great pride in the product we produce, and we are thrilled to be expanding our capacity.”

Once the expansion is complete, the Antigo facility will have nearly 100,000 square feet of space. A groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion will be held Thursday, August 8 at 10 a.m. Work is expected to be completed by January 2020.

The Antigo manufacturing facility is supported by engineers in Waukesha and Pawcatuck, Connecticut. To serve its global customer base, Waukesha Bearings also has facilities in the United Kingdom, China, and Mexico.

Waukesha Bearings® is a global leader in the design and manufacture of engineered hydrodynamic bearings, active magnetic bearing systems and high-performing seal technologies. Optimized for top performance in oil & gas, power generation, marine and industrial markets, Waukesha Bearings products are engineered to provide low power consumption, reduced operating temperatures, and increased reliability and efficiency. Typical applications include gas, steam and hydro turbines, centrifugal gas compressors, gearboxes, pumps and motors. Waukesha Bearings is part of Dover Precision Components, an integrated provider of performance-critical solutions for rotating and reciprocating machinery. Additional information is available at www.waukeshabearings.com.

Source: Antigo Daily Journal, July 24, 2019 edition