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BEARINGS, INC. CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING OF ITS LARGEST DISTRIBUTION CENTER

 FLORENCE, Ky., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Bearings, Inc. (NYSE: BER) today celebrated the Grand Opening of its Midwest Distribution Center, Turfway Business Park, 7575 Thoroughbred Blvd., Florence, Ky.
 More than 450 Bearings, Inc. suppliers, customers, employees and guests attended the Grand Opening celebration. The day's events commenced at 11:30 a.m. with an invocation from President and Chief Operating Officer Jack Robinson. Guest speakers included the Honorable Kenneth Lucas, judge executive of the Boone County Fiscal Court, and James Collins, county administrator and vice mayor of Florence.
 Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jack Dannemiller presided over the center dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony, initiating the 152,000-square-foot facility. The Midwest Distribution Center is the largest of the company's seven distribution centers throughout the United States. Its location, minutes from the Greater Cincinnati International Airport, affords top efficiency as an inventory distribution hub. "Let's not forget that businesses are successful because someone makes the commitments others are unwilling to make," Dannemiller commented. "We strive to be that kind of company, dedicated to delivering what we promise, when we promise. And I am certain this Center is an example of that commitment at work."
 The center offers 24 hour service to over 60 of the company's branches in the midwest. It is equipped with the latest in high-rise, narrow-aisle warehousing technology for $29 million of inventory in replacement bearings, mechanical and electrical drive systems, rubber products and related specialty maintenance items.
 In Kentucky, Bearings, Inc. operates solely under the name of Bruening Bearings, Inc. Bearings, Inc. is one of the nation's leading distributors of replacement bearings, power transmission components, rubber products, fluid power components and a host of related specialty maintenance items. Bearings, Inc. operates over 320 stocking branches in 37 states and employs more than 3,900 people.
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 /CONTACT: Jenny Hodgdon, corporate communications, Bearings, Inc., 216-881-7700, ext. 461/
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