Effective November 17, 2014, Tim Breen was named President/CEO and Bill Stevens Chairman (and served as Chairman until his retirement in March 2015)
…our Motion family. I don’t use that word for any other reason than that’s how I feel… it’s always been a family. Working side-by-side every day, we’re making a difference and taking care of customers… I’m proud to be part of this family.

– Timothy Breen

Motion Industries acquires:

OBBCO SAFETY & SUPPLY, LLC Learn More >
LAKE ERIE ABRASIVE & TOOL Learn More >
MOSS RUBBER AND EQUIPMENT CORPORATION Learn More >
BRAAS COMPANY Learn More >

Oil & Gas Supply

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Motion Industries acquires:

COMMERCIAL SOLUTIONS, INC Learn More >

In September 2013, Tim Breen was named President and COO, while Bill Stevens was named Chairman & CEO
Motion Industries opens over 550 Locations in North America
Motion Industries in the News

Motion Industries acquires:

PARAGON SERVICE & SUPPLY, INC Learn More >
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New video series launches in 2012

Motion Industries acquires:

COLMAR BELTING COMPANY Learn More >
EPPERSON AND COMPANY Learn More >
Sales exceed $4 billion

Motion Industries acquires:

  • General Tool & Supply Co.
  • BC Bearing Engineers & U.S. Bearings & Things
  • TechCan
  • DP Brown
  • Dayton Supply and Tool
  • Tarrant Hydraulic Services, LLC
Motion Industries in the News
Motion Industries in the News
Launch of
www.motionindustries.com

Motion Industries acquires:

  • Mill Supply Corporation
  • Monroe Rubber & Plastic Supply
  • Drago Supply
Motion Industries in the News

Motion Industries acquires:

  • Jonesboro Bearing & Supply
  • Canco Hose & Fittings
  • Gerrish Bearings
  • GBC-PACIFIC
  • Meier Transmission
  • Shuster Corporation
Motion Industries in the News
Motion Industries opens over 500 Locations in North America

Motion Industries acquires:

  • Don Hills Company
  • Lewis Supply Company
  • Ruston Industrial
  • Hydraulic Depot
Motion Industries in the News
Motion Industries launches business group for Industrial Supplies with the acquisition of Voorhies Supply Co., LLC

Motion Industries acquires:

  • Staley Supply
  • MBS Bearing Services, Inc
Motion Industries opens 499 locations in North America and first Puerto Rico branch opens
www.motionMRO.com launches first transactional website for Mi
Michael S. Gaffney named Chairman/CEO & William J. Stevens named President/COO
I think people are the one thing that makes us different… I just think we have the best people in the business.
– William J Stevens, 1997
William J. Stevens succeeded Michael S. Gaffney as President/CEO
Motion Industries expands into Canada with Oliver Industrial Supply
325 Locations Exceed $1 Billion in sales

Motion Industries acquires:

  • Midcap Bearing
  • Power Drives & Bearings
  • Atlantic Tracy
  • Capstan, Inc.
  • Amarillo Bearing
  • Utah & Colorado Bearings
  • Cascade Bearing
  • Hub Supply
  • Blytheville Bearing
  • Premier Industrial Division of UAP, Inc.
  • Bush-Miller, Inc.
  • John M. Forster Company
  • Eastern Bearing Company
  • Lou’s Bearing & Transmission, Ltd.
  • B.G.S. Bearings & Equipment Ltd.
  • CHV Hydraulics
  • Berry Bearing Co.
Motion Industries in the News
Motion Training opens first training center in 1988
Keeping Industry in Motion adopted as official slogan
Michael S. Gaffney succeeded Mr. Spencer and Mr. Marks as President/CEO
Marks & Spencer had a unique way of bringing good people into the organization, training them well in different areas so they understood the total concept of the company, then placing them in the various divisions. And that’s still how we operate.
– Michael Gaffney, 1985
Motion Industries in the News
The Motion Industries issue of The Distributor,
a Gates publication

Motion Industries acquires:

  • Power Systems - Fabritek, Inc
GPC press release of Mi acquisition, 1976
New 30,000 SF Headquarters completed in Irondale, AL
Motion Industries becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company (GPC)
Motion Industries becomes a public corporation
In general I would like to say of our growth that it is our desire that it be soundly planned growth and not hastily conceived pithy growth.
– William Spencer, 1974
Today’s bearing distributor must know each customer’s business almost as well as his own…It’s a big job but it’s part of our business and we love it.
–Caldwell Marks, 1974

Motion Industries acquires:

  • Walmsley Bearing
  • Buckeye Bearing Company
  • Hoosier Bearing Company
  • Volunteer Bearings & Transmission Company, Inc
  • Behring's Bearing
  • Bearings & Power Transmission Corp
  • Motion Control
  • Michigan Bearing
  • Bearing Specialty
Motion Industries in the News
25 Locations reach $28 Million in sales

Bearings & Transmission Supply (BATS) & Owen-Richards merge to form Motion Industries
Owen-Richards Begins $150,000 Expansion
Motion Industries in the News
Owen-Richards Company Purchased by Caldwell Marks & William Spencer in Birmingham, AL.
First-Year Sales Exceed $500,000
Motion Industries DC