Jiangsu General Ball & Roller Grand Opening

Headquarters of Jiangsu General Ball & Roller Co., Ltd., Jiangsu, China, GBC’s latest joint venture

ON MARCH 28TH A GRAND OPENING CEREMONY AND PLANT TOUR OF JIANGSU GENERAL Ball & Roller Co., Ltd. (JGBR), GBC's most recent venture, was held in Jiangsu, China. The celebration was jointly attended by representatives from the Rugao and Nantong People's Government, and hosted by Mr. Shi Xianggui, General Manager of JGBR, Mr. Corby Self, Plant Manager of NN Ball and Roller, Inc., and GBC President David Gussack.

Among the 300 people attending were government officials from the State Administration of Machinery Industries, the China Bearing Association, managers of various industries, suppliers of materials, and both foreign and domestic customers.

Speeches were made by the following dignitaries:

• Mr. Seymour Gussack, Chairman of the Board, GBC.
• Mr. David Gussack, President, GBC.
• Mr. Shi Xianggui, General Manager, JGBR.
• Mr. Corby Self, Plant Manager, NN Ball & Roller, Inc.
• Mr. Cai Weici, Chief Engineer of the State Administration of China.
• Mr. Liu Jingshi, Party Secretary of Rugao City.
• Mr. Lan Shaomin, Mayor of Rugao People's Government.
• Mr. Zhang Shen, Executive Vice Mayor of Nantong People's Government.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony was conducted by Seymour Gussack, who unveiled the JGBR sign with the help of several Chinese officials. Guests were then invited to tour the plant. The grand opening party featured a children's band from a local school, fireworks, and dramatic performances of singing and dancing by several JGBR employees.

Prior to the formation of this joint venture, Jiangsu Lixing Steel Ball Factory had been the No. 1 ball factory in China.

Now, with the combined efforts of General Bearing, NN Inc. and Jiangsu Lixing's management and technology, Jiangsu General will have a more dynamic role in the international marketplace.

Great interest has been generated by the new company. The newly-created, world-wide, marketing company NN Asia (NNA) is headquartered in Walterboro, SC at 1604 Industrial Road, and can be reached at (843) 538-2131, Fax (843) 538-2134. Orders are quickly flowing in.

As Seymour Gussack put it, "The three companies are professional rolling element manufacturers with many years of experience. This common interest binds us together and provides us with the confidence that, together, we can reach the highest standards of manufacturing and distribution."

Ball grinding lines at JGBR