Over the past three years there have been some big changes at Timken Co. but now they have moved and settled into their new world headquarters in North Canton, Ohio.
In 2011 the manufacturer decided to expand its research and development center into a headquarters for its bearing and power transmission business; however this idea was abandoned when Timken’s directors decided to make their steel business an independent company. Timken Co. then decided it was best that the corporate offices became the headquarters for the new TimkenSteel Company as it is situated very close to the Harrison Steel Mill.
It cost a huge $65 million to expand and renovate the facility which sits on 115 acres of land and is now the work place to 1,100 employees. The president and Chief Executive, Richard Kyle, has said that the biggest investment was in talent and has employed over 300 new staff.
The objective for the new headquarters is to improve collaboration and communication between staff and customers which the open plan design is hopefully going to aid. Kyle believes that with this new design the average number of 2 customer visits per day will increase.
Timken Company engineers, manufactures and markets Timken bearings, transmission, gearboxes, chain and related products and a offers a spectrum of power system rebuild and repair services around the world. The leading authority on tapered roller bearings, Timken today applies its deep knowledge of metallurgy, tribology and power transmission across the broad spectrum of bearings and related systems to improve the reliability and efficiency of machinery and equipment.