Boston Based Bearing Company Cuts Costs with Green Initiative

From: Action Bearing
Published: Tue Apr 06 2010

Action Bearing, providers of bearings and related products to OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) and MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Operations) markets throughout the U.S., decided to seek a more environmentally-friendly way to package each shipment of bearings and related products.

The company invested in a $1,300 machine that recycles cardboard boxes by shredding and converting them into packaging materials. Now, instead of expensive bubble wrap, Action Bearing packs most of their shipments in this environmentally friendly, biodegradable cardboard "fluff". The bottom line? Not only is it better for the environment, but the company reduced their overall packaging costs by $500 to $1000 per month.

"We've obtained significant cost savings, upwards of $12,000 per year by simply seeking 'greener' alternatives. Had we been aware of this great technology, we would've incorporated it years ago," noted Steve Katz, the company's president.

Paper-Free Online Comprehensive Bearings Catalog
Action Bearing has also taken measures to reduce new paper consumption. They have recently launched a sophisticated new website that features an online catalog of more than three million bearings and related parts which can also be downloaded and saved to a PC/laptop and used as a reference guide. Spec sheets, conversion charts and more are available online at

The Action Bearing Difference
In a proud tradition, the same families that started the company in 1957 keep Action Bearing rolling by specializing in bearings for OEM and MRO markets in New England. Action Bearing has a staff of 22 and a 23,000 square foot facility to provide bearings ranging in size from 3mm to tunnel-boring 15-foot-diameter giants.

Action Bearing offers customers a one-stop shopping experience. With an online product catalog with over three million bearings; a vast inventory of bearings; worldwide sourcing; a fixed price program; a knowledgeable staff dedicated to delivering; same day shipping and 24/7 service, Action Bearing has become the area's leading provider of bearings to OEM and MRO markets.

Action Bearing maintains headquarters at 201 Brighton Ave. Boston, MA. For more information, contact 617-782-1400 or toll free, 800-225-4587, email or visit
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