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BSA 2017 HR Forum: Strengthen your Company's Training and Recruitment!
The HR Forum was developed for BSA member and participating manufacturer personnel responsible for the HR functions within their company. The 2017 HR Forum has a special focus on Bearing Industry Training and Recruitment. Click here for more information about the 2017 HR Forum.
Five industry companies win first-ever BSA Excellence Awards
The Bearing Manufacturer Excellence of Innovation in Product Design Award recognizes companies for innovation and excellence in product design or technology. BSA distributor members reviewed and ranked manufacturer innovation submissions. Among the abundance of innovative product designs submitted, three submissions were chosen to be recognized for their outstanding service to the end use customer.
The winners of the 2016 Bearing Manufacturer Excellence of Innovation in Product Design Award are:
Baldor - Dodge for the ULTRA KLEEN Ball Bearing
Schaeffler Group for the FAG SmartCheck
The Timken Company for the Timken Sheave Pac Bearing Assembly
The 2016 BSA CBS Excellence Award recognized BSA Distributor Companies with the highest percentage of their inside and outside sales force’s having attained CBS status. BSA’s Certified Bearing Specialist (CBS) program is the only bearing industry-specific program that identifies and quantifies the specific skill sets to certify an industry professional as a bearing specialist.
Both of the CBS Excellence Award winning distributor companies have over 20% of their total sales force holding CBS status. This award recognizes the esteemed regard of the CBS designation by these two companies specifically, and the industry as a whole. The winners of the 2016 CBS Excellence Award are:
BDI Canada Inc
Bearing Headquarters Company
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BSA Elects new Officers for the 2016/2017 Fiscal Year
The Bearing Specialists
Association (BSA) has elected John Ruth, BDI, as
president for 2016-2017, effective July 1, 2016.
In addition to Ruth, the following industry leaders were elected to serve
BSA in 2016-2017: Tim Breen, Motion Industries, Inc, as Chairman
of the Board; Brian Davis, B&D Industrial, as Vice President; and
Jim Scardina, Bearing Headquarters, as Treasurer. BSA also
elected Jason Vasquez, Applied Industrial Technologies, Jim
Williams, Motion Industries, and Benito Rodriguez, RIRSA, to
serve three year terms on the Board of Directors. Thomas Weihsmann,
Kaman Industrial Technologies and Brian Negri, Jamaica
Bearings Company, Inc., were elected to fill one-year Board terms.
To view the full Press Release, follow this link.
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Product Price Information Format
One way to more efficient updates
The PPIF format was designed to increase the efficiency of vendor/purchaser information exchanges by providing common categorization of data.
2.5 includes a change to the Product Price Information Format (PPIF) to add one optional field where a supplier will provide the Export Control Classification Number for each product on the PPIF. PPIF version 2.5 was released on January 1, 2015
with an effective date of March 31, 2015.
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