Bearings and Bushings: The Inside Story

Bearings                                                                Bushings From time to time, we’ll be posting educational articles on bearings, bearing attributes, and their applications. Some will touch on basic facts; […]

Alpine Bearing’s Boston Facility Earns ISO 9001: 2015 Certification

Boston Bearing Distributor Earns ISO 9001 Alpine Bearing, the distributor with the largest inventory of bearings in the U.S., has earned its ISO 9001: 2015 certification. Recently, the NSF, the international accreditation body, audited Alpine Bearing to gauge the efficiency of its systems and processes, continuous improvement practices, and customer satisfaction efforts and found the […]

Employee Spotlight: Gabrielle Pritchett Is Keeping It in the Family

When Gabrielle graduated from Elizabethtown College with a degree in business, she never thought she’d launch a career in the ball bearing industry. Now, more than twenty years later, Gabrielle thinks she might just stick around. Alpine’s newest sales engineer won’t be commuting in to Alpine’s Boston office though. She’ll be working from her Mechanicsburg, […]

Derek Anderson: 20 Years with Alpine Bearing and Still Going Strong

This employee spotlight deals, not with a new Alpine Bearing team member, but one of the oldest. October of 2018 will mark Derek Anderson’s 20th anniversary at Alpine Bearing. Twenty years ago, Derek answered an ad in the Boston Globe and interviewed with Alpine’s founder, Robert Levin. His son and Alpine’s president, Jim Levin, hired […]

How to Search for the Bearings You Need

How to Use Our Site to Search for the Bearings You Need At Alpine Bearing, you can conduct your bearing search by product number or bearing type. Here’s how. Search by product number Go to the home page, Type the product number into the search bar on the top right of the page. Hit […]

Alpine Bearing and its Massive Inventory Make the World Spin

Photo courtesy Alpine Bearing We’ve discussed preventive maintenance and how taking the right steps ahead of time can save you time and money. While that’s true, sometimes, even in companies with the best maintenance programs, a piece of equipment breaks. When that happens, and your line stops, you need a new part ASAP. For some […]

Importance of Bearing Maintenance: Lubrication

Photo courtesy Pixabay Anyone who uses equipment with moving parts or cooks a meal understands the value of lubrication. You change the oil on your car every three to five thousand miles. You wax your skis to make them glide better on the slopes. You even grease the frying pan before adding the food so […]


On three days in May, Alpine Bearing and hundreds of manufacturing, distribution, and technology firms descended on the Big E (Eastern States Exposition) in West Springfield, Massachusetts for EASTEC, the premier manufacturing event in New England. Hosted by the SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers) and the AMT (Association for Manufacturing Technology), EASTEC hosted over twelve […]

Things My Dad Taught Me

By Jim Levin, President, Alpine Bearing My dad, Robert, had some definite ideas about how to run a business. The customer is always right may sound like a cliché, but that’s how he operated. It was important to him for his customers to get a quality product for a good price. He said, “I’d rather […]

The Problem with Counterfeit Bearings

Does Quality Matter in Bearings? We hear about quality every day, but what does it mean? What’s the point in having the newest and shiniest products available aside from the fact that they’re the newest and shiniest? The best coffee maker might brew the smoothest Colombian Supremo, but will it change our lives? Probably not. […]