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Sumter’s SKF adding fully digital, automated process

New projects provide new opportunities, and a top local manufacturer has a world-class example right at its facility.

SKF – which acquired Kaydon Corp. in recent years – is a world leader in bearings manufacturing and held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday with local officials for a revolutionary manufacturing channel line it’s now putting into place.

The large project contract will put SKF bearings in new and refurbished military tanks for the U.S. Department of Defense, according to SKF Sumter Director of Operations Marcus Jakob.

The new manufacturing process coming along with the project is the big win for the local operation.

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