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Nice Ball Bearings, Inc. Celebrates Centennial
(April 22, 2002; Fairfield, CT) Nice Ball Bearings, Inc. an RBC Bearings company, is celebrating its 100th year in business. The company plans to mark the occasion on April 30, 2002, with a plant-wide catered luncheon.

In 1902, William Nice, Jr. founded the Pressed Steel Manufacturing Company, which produced and sold ball bearings made from sheet steel on a sub-contract basis. In 1914, the first true manufacturing operations commenced, and the company's name was changed to The Nice Ball Bearing Company. Following WWI, the first company factory was built on a 187-acre section of North Philadelphia originally given to the Nice family by William Penn "for services rendered."

Today, Nice Ball Bearings primarily manufactures ground and semi-ground specialty ball bearings, most of which are custom engineered. Special design configurations and materials are the trademark of the company. Nice was purchased in 1997 by RBC Bearings, Inc., where it remains today an integral part of RBC's broad portfolio of bearings companies.

Nice Ball Bearings is located in Kulpsville, Pennsylvania. It is one of 12 RBC Bearings divisions located throughout the US and Europe. RBC Bearings - supported by a global network of sales engineers, distributors, and authorized agents - are used in a variety of applications throughout the aerospace, mining, packaging, construction, transportation, off-highway, agricultural, robotics and automation, material handling, and semiconductor equipment industries.

For additional information about Nice Ball Bearings or any other RBC Bearings products, please call Customer Service at 800.390.3300, or visit our website at www.rbcbearings.com