General Bearing Receives Supplier Appreciation Award

Mike Lewis receiving award from Bison's president, Ron Bullock

Mike Lewis, General Bearing’s Regional Sales Manager for the Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin territory recently attended Bison Gear’s Supplier Appreciation Day in St. Charles, IL. Bison invited 28 of their best suppliers to the event.

Bison is a 40-year old company, started by three engineers from the Foote Jones plant in Downers Grove, IL. They manufacture fractional HP gearboxes: worm, helical and spur types. Bison Electric was purchased in late 2002 and moved from Elgin, IL to St. Charles, IL.

Bison shared their strategy for the future and what roles we as suppliers will play in the industries they service. The suppliers enjoyed a plant tour and a view of Bison’s capabilities in manufacturing, testing and R & D. Awards were presented to those suppliers who helped Bison Gear achieve a more competitive place in the power transmission market. Mike Lewis accepted an award on behalf of General Bearing Corporation.