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Deep Groove Bearings: Tough and Easy to Maintain

Another kind of groove. As part of our Bearings 101 series of informational articles, we’ve decided to highlight types of bearings or bearing components. This time, we turn the spotlight on deep groove bearings. Contrary to popular belief, Deep Groove Bearings did not back up Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock. Deep groove bearings are the workhorses […]

Bearings at the Louvre?

The “Mona Lisa” Do you know what connects the Pyramids, the “Mona Lisa”, and a healthy smile? Leonardo da Vinci, the artist, cartographer, astronomer, and painter of “The Last Supper” and the “Mona Lisa”, was also an engineer. His research and discoveries predated the invention of helicopters, tanks, submarines, watch works, and even parachutes by […]

Employee Spotlight: William Pool

William Pool in his Anaheim office William Pool, a thirteen-year veteran of Alpine Bearing, works in the Anaheim office as Quality Manager and Sales Engineer. You may have thought we had just the Boston location, but we also have a West Coast office. Originally hired as a sales engineer, William stepped up to learn about […]

The Bearing Glossary to End All Bearing Glossaries

We’ve started a feature on the Alpine Bearing site. We call it Bearings 101 and in it, we’ll post technical articles about, you guessed it, bearings. Some will be basic, others, more complex.  We hope you learn something you didn’t know or can use this column as a resource. Think of us when describing a […]

Sales Engineer, Lenny Brookes: Creative Problem-Solver

In 2004, Lenny Brookes saw a note on the Boston University job board for part-time work in a bearing warehouse. At the time, he figured it was a short-term situation, something to help him pay his way through school. Now, sixteen years later, Lenny is one of the most knowledgeable sales engineers at Alpine Bearing. […]

Alpine Bearing Partners with NTN Bearing Corp

Partnership Gives Alpine Priority Access to NTN OEM Bearings, Providing Customers With Immediate Access to Highly Specialized Ball and Roller Bearings   BOSTON- October 21, 2020- BOSTON Alpine Bearing, New England’s largest ball bearing distributor, has entered an agreement as a U.S.-based channel partner for NTN Bearing Corporation for High Precision Bearings used in the […]

Bearings and Bushings: The Inside Story

From time to time, we’ll be posting educational articles on bearings, bearing attributes, and their applications. It’s called, Bearings 101. Some will touch on basic facts; others will dive more deeply. Most people know what a bearing is, but fewer recognize a bushing. In this piece, we’ll compare bearings and bushings and point out the […]

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 […]