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May 13 , 2013

Timken acquires Standard Machine, expanding industrial services offering in Canada

CANTON--The Timken Company continued expansion of its industrial services capabilities with the acquisition of the Standard Machine business based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Standard Machine provides new gearboxes, gearbox service and repair, open gearing, large fabrication, machining and field technical services to end?users in Canada and the western United States. The company, which employs 125 people, serves a wide variety of industrial sectors including mining, oil and gas, pulp and paper. In 2012, Standard Machine reported sales of approximately $31 million.

"The acquisition of Standard Machine further advances our strategy to expand our industrial services capabilities," said Carl D. Rapp, vice president of industrial services for Timken. "As a respected power transmission company in Canada, Standard Machine provides Timken with a great location and robust gear-making and machining skills, which differentiates them in key target market sectors."

Rapp added, "Standard Machine's location near energy and mineral resources, coupled with their strong technical team and service culture, provide an excellent platform to drive long-term growth in our business."

The addition of Standard Machine expands the company's gearbox and bearing repair services into Canada. Greg Porter, president and CEO of Standard Machine, will lead the business in Canada on behalf of the industrial services group within The Timken Company's Process Industries segment.

Earlier this year, Timken acquired the assets of Wazee Companies, LLC, headquartered in Denver, Colo., and Smith Services, Inc., based in Princeton, W.Va., as part of the company's plan to expand its industrial services capabilities.

Hamilton Gear Ltd. (Standard Machine), based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, serves end users in Canada and the western United States, offering gearbox service and repair, open gearing, large fabrication, machining and field technical services. Originally founded in 1967, the business now operates from a 110,000 square foot facility in Saskatoon and employs 125 people.

The Timken Company, a global industrial technology leader, applies its deep knowledge of materials, friction management and power transmission to improve the reliability and efficiency of industrial machinery and equipment all around the world. The company engineers, manufactures and markets mechanical components and high-performance steel. Timken® bearings, engineered steel bars and tubes—as well as transmissions, gearboxes, chain, related products and services—support diversified markets worldwide. With sales of $5.0 billion in 2012 and approximately 20,000 people operating from 30 countries, Timken makes the world more productive and keeps industry in motion.



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