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Thomas J. Chaump
FCF Schmidt Public Relations



New facility provides 40,000 square feet of office, manufacturing space


NOVEMBER 8, 2005 (Houston, TX) – Philadelphia Gear Corporation, a full-service provider of gearing and power transmission solutions, announces the opening of its new Gulf Coast Regional Service Center in Houston, Texas.


Philadelphia Gear had served the U.S. Gulf Coast for over 20 years from its original Houston location. The new state-of-the-art Philadelphia Gear facility offers over 40,000 square feet of office and manufacturing space, and is equipped with the following capabilities:

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1. On-site grinding, hobbing and shaving
2. Electronic gear checking
3. A 35-ton crane capacity
4. A comprehensive machine shop
5. Isolated dirty and clean work areas
6. On-site engineering and technical consultations
7. A roll stand (to check gear contact, simulate housing parallelism, system integrity)
8. EPA approved painting and cleaning facilities with water and waste recovery systems


The Houston facility features three on-site test stands. Each stand offers 35,000 horsepower, 25,000 RPM input speeds, and API and load testing capabilities. In addition, the facility, like all other Philadelphia Gear regional service centers, has Internet-based access to Philadelphia Gear's world-class Engineering and Technical Center in Norristown, Pennsylvania and its vast library of drawings, engineering standards, and manufacturing process standards.


Boyd Swearingen will remain General Manager of Philadelphia Gear’s Gulf Coast region, headquartered at the new Houston facility. The facility is located at 10830 Train Court, Houston, TX 77041.


Philadelphia Gear extends its technical expertise and specialized services across the country through five strategically located regional service and manufacturing facilities – the only national gear manufacturer providing such a comprehensive range of services, coast-to-coast. Each facility has manufacturing, on-site engineering and overhaul capabilities, plus access to Philadelphia Gear's Engineering and Technical Center.


A founding member of the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA), Philadelphia Gear offers products and services found in use worldwide; from conveyor gear drives used in long wall coal mining operations, to emergency repair services critical to the power generation industries. The company serves thousands of customers across the globe from its regional service and manufacturing facilities in New Castle, DE; Birmingham, AL; Chicago, IL; Houston, TX; and Los Angeles, CA. Philadelphia Gear is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA.


For more information on Philadelphia Gear Corporation, call 1-800-766-5120, or fax 610-337-5637.




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