Connecticut is home to 5,000 manufacturers who employ nearly 170,000 people and generate more than 12.7 percent of the state’s GDP.
Staffed by a productive and highly skilled workforce, Connecticut manufacturers are a significant driver of innovation and exports, and account for more investments in research and development than any other sector. As the Connecticut Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), CONNSTEP has developed the Made in CT Program to showcase the diversity of products and services of the Connecticut manufacturing industry – and to celebrate the companies who continue to make it in Connecticut.
About RBC Bearings:
RBC Bearings has been providing bearing solutions to our customers since 1919. Over the past ten years, under the leadership of our current management team, RBC Bearings has significantly broadened our end markets, products, customer base and geographic reach. We currently have 25 facilities, of which 23 are manufacturing facilities, in four countries. RBC currently has three formal manufacturing facilities in Connecticut: RBC Heim Bearings in Fairfield, RBC Aircraft Products Inc, in Torrington, and PIC Design in Middlebury. We also have a components manufacturing plant attached to our Corporate HQ in Oxford.
Highly capable engineering staff and test lab. We are a niche application focused company, where other companies may not have an interest, we do. Developing solutions for challenging applications are our strength. Large and growing breadth of product, unusual in the bearing industry.
- Airframe control ball bearings
- Airframe control needle track rollers
- Ball bearing rod ends
- Radial ball bearings
- Cam followers
- Collets and toolholders
- Gear box and engine ball and roller bearings
- Heavy duty needle roller bearings
- Journal bearings, links and assemblies
- Lubron bearing systems – large infrastructure bearings
- Rod end plain bearings
- Self-lubricating bearings – Fiberglide®
- Slewing ring bearings
- Spherical plain bearings
- Stud type track roller bearings
- Swage tubes and control rods
- Tapered roller/tapered thrust bearings
- Thin section ball bearings
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