Media Contact:
Randy Breaux - Motion Industries (205) 956-1122
August 17, 2015
Birmingham, Ala. - Motion Industries, a leading distributor of industrial maintenance, repair, and operation (MRO) replacement parts, is pleased to announce that its Service Center in Pensacola, Florida, has recently achieved Timken Bearing Certified Shop "Gold" Level for 2015. Associates from The Timken Company audited the shop, located at 3131 West Navy Blvd., and presented certification signifying the shop adheres to Timken standards for bearing removal and handling, cleaning and inspection, analysis of bearing damage, bearing setting and adjustment, and bearing storage.

As part of this certification process, Timken trained Motion Pensacola shop personnel in the proper cleaning, inspection and storage of wheel bearings. By training its associates in the proper techniques and then auditing and certifying the process, Motion has indicated its confidence that the bearings returned to service are properly cleaned and inspected and will deliver their full life potential.

"We congratulate Motion Industries Pensacola Service Shop for its commitment to meeting the high standards necessary to achieve the status of Timken Bearing Certification," said David A. Novak, Jr., Timken director of service engineering and strategic projects.

Kendall Lambert, Motion Industries' Vice President/General Manager of the territory, also applauded the shop employees' efforts. He said, "It is truly extraordinary for a shop to pass the pre-audit with a Bronze Certification, and then be awarded the Gold Level after the 'official' audit, especially considering this is the shop's first year of the Timken audit process."

"The outstanding efforts of our Pensacola team reflect Motion's ongoing commitment to quality service," added Randy Breaux, Motion Industries' Senior Vice President, Southern U.S. Operations, Corporate Marketing and Strategic Planning. "Their hard work, focus, and dedication resulted in this significant achievement."

Timken is one of Motion Industries' key suppliers:

About The Timken Company

The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR; engineers, manufactures and markets bearings, transmissions, gearboxes, chain and related products, and offers a spectrum of powertrain rebuild and repair services. The leading authority on tapered roller bearings, Timken today applies its deep knowledge of metallurgy, tribology and mechanical power transmission across a variety of bearings and related systems to improve reliability and efficiency of machinery and equipment all around the world. The company’s growing product and services portfolio features many strong industrial brands including Timken®, Fafnir®, Philadelphia Gear®, Drives® and InterlubeTM. Known for its quality products and collaborative technical sales model, Timken posted $3.1 billion in sales in 2014. With 14,000 employees operating from 28 countries, Timken makes the world more productive and keeps industry in motion.

About Motion Industries

With annual sales of $4.8 billion, Motion Industries is a leading industrial parts distributor of bearings, mechanical power transmission, electrical and industrial automation, hydraulic and industrial hose, hydraulic and pneumatic components, industrial products, safety products, and material handling. Motion Industries has over 550 operations including 15 distribution centers throughout North America and serves more than 150,000 customers from the food and beverage, pulp and paper, iron and steel, chemical, mining and aggregate, petrochemical, automotive, wood and lumber, and pharmaceutical industries.

Motion Industries is a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC). Visit our website at Contact us toll-free at (800) 526-9328.