Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Celebrating the Role of Agriculture throughout the World

The benefits of global agriculture are many, for both producers and consumers. Top contributions include the growth of various food products and integration into non-consumables, such as ethanol from corn and paper from trees and plants. Don’t forget about soybeans either; they have numerous uses, from candles to cooking oil and feed for animals.

Setting Aside a Day for Agriculture

World Agriculture Day is a way to give thanks for the abundance that agriculture produces, on a global scale. Often called Ag Day, this year it will take place on June 11, 2018. Its mission is to connect people with the agriculture that feeds us daily, with a focus on smart approaches based on science and awareness.

Ag Day serves as an annual reminder of the value of farmers’ work, both domestically and on a global scale, and encourages growth at their farms, as well as spreading correct knowledge about agriculture and nutrition. By choosing local food resources and eco-friendly agriculture, each person can make a positive difference. This is especially true in the U.S., which is the largest exporter of food.

How PEER Bearing Contributes to Global Agriculture

A key part of agricultural equipment are the rotating pieces. Our agricultural bearings perform with the toughness you expect and rise to fulfill demands of tomorrow. They meet regional and global agricultural industry requirements, for both our standard and proprietary designs. Choose from hex bore, round, and square bore bearings for your specific agricultural machine. The bearings are integral to combines, mowers, seeders, balers, tillage equipment and more.

Our agricultural bearings feature long-lasting, durable construction and high performance seals. As a result, machinery operators can expect to save money over time as the bearings do not need replacing as often and experience less downtime.

A Proud Role in Agriculture

PEER Bearings celebrates smart agriculture on a daily basis, with special recognition to it on World Agriculture Day. By raising awareness for the industry, our planet can continue to prosper and maintain strong local and global economies.

We are a trusted leader worldwide for our reliable, strong and affordable bearings across numerous sectors, with multiple quality and service awards to date. Learn more about our agricultural bearing solutions now.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

14 Years of Excellence as a John Deere Partner-Level Supplier

Reliability and quality are key to the success of any business, no matter the industry or the type of product or service. This statement is especially true when representing larger companies. It is with great pleasure that we accept the title of 2017 Partner-Level Supplier for John Deere.

What It Means to Be a Partner-Level Supplier

Partner-Level is the highest John Deere supplier status within the Achieving Excellence Program. To achieve this standing from Deere & Company involves receiving top marks as an organization on an evaluation that includes quality, cost management, technical support, and delivery.

We are proud to receive this positive designation for the agricultural bearings that we supply to John Deere facilities in Ottumwa, Des Moines, and Moline. Being at Partner-Level means that we supply high bearing quality and exceptional services, all with a mindset on continuous improvement.

The John Deere program dates back to 1991. It began as a way to provide suppliers with evaluation and feedback to encourage continuous improvement, a purpose that still holds great merit for businesses and customers today.

How Our Customers Benefit

Receiving Partner-Level status as a John Deere supplier is a testament to PEER Bearing’s commitment to quality, reliability and customer satisfaction. Continuous improvement is the vehicle that will allow us to remain a leader of all 3 of those areas.

We constantly re-evaluate and re-work aspects of our business to achieve the best possible outcomes, from materials research to product testing and development. We also regularly use special testing equipment to measure hardness, tensile strength and more, for optimal bearing quality.

Quality management systems are also a priority for us, with employees receiving training on quality processes and principles. Only by providing quality products will we earn customer trust and continue to be a preferred global supplier. Our distribution centers are ISO 9001, while the manufacturing centers have a TS 16949 certification.

We Are Here for You

PEER Bearing is proud to win this John Deere supplier award for the 14th consecutive year. This thrill is one that we do not tire of but instead, hold in the highest regard. We also see the title as motivation to keep exceeding customer expectations and providing the best bearing quality possible. Find out more about bearings for your next project today.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Steel Industry Shift: Understanding the Latest Surge in US Steel & Metals

The ore, metal and steel industries have been sluggish in the past decade.

And though several, disparate reasons can be quoted to explain the contraction, popular opinion points to the ingress of foreign competition. Particularly from countries like Brazil, China and Russia.

On one hand economists believe that competition transformed the productivity of the iron ore mines and it can spur innovation in the steel industry thereby improving exports. 

On the other, many industrialists are eager to see whether a more US-focused strategy can give struggling metals companies a better chance.

Understanding the latest surge in steel and metal stock prices and the general outlook requires an objective review of the facts.

How is the Steel Sector Changing?

Late February 2018 news trickled from the White House that the US would impose steep tariffs – to the tune of 25% on steel imports and up to 10% on aluminium imports as a strategy to protect national manufacturing interests.

Kentucky based Century Aluminium will likely rehire 350 workers operating at full capacity as compared to the two-fifths it chooses to invest in right now. This is a pre-emptive move in anticipation of greater demand for home tempered steel.

Steel and metal stock prices have spiked accordingly. Steel stocks now cost 28% higher than what they have in the last 12 months.

The fact that the tariffs may be tiered, levying more taxes on imports from countries like China and Russia as compared to other nations is another factor being viewed as a move to deter the unchecked inroads of low-priced Chinese steel.

Long Term Implications of the Decision

No one can accurately predict the dips and highs in the steel and metals market. Higher tariffs can indeed give the impression of a safety net in the short run. But it may trigger similar responses from other nations creating an export stalemate.

Most importantly the question on the horizon is this: “Can the US satisfy the demand for steel without importing from others?”

If it can’t, the end result may be a spike in the prices of all commercial goods and commodities that rely on the steel and metal industries.

Has your business already seen impacts from the recent steel tariffs? Join the conversation on Twitter.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

See Our Agricultural Bearings in Action at the World Ag Expo 2018

This isn’t just an exposition; it’s a tradition. The year 2017 marked its 50th anniversary and the line-up for World Ag Expo 2018 is looking as strong as ever.

World Ag Expo continues to be a marketplace and a celebration of all things ag. Visitors are likely to find whatever it is they need at this year’s show. They can explore the latest breakthroughs in agricultural machinery, post-harvest equipment, and biotech advancements.

What to Expect at World Ag Expo 2018

From February 13 to 15, 2018, the International Agri-Center in Tulare, California will host 1,600 exhibitors. Suppliers and progressive agri-businesses from all over the country will display the latest techniques and products aimed at increasing farm yield.  

The 2.5 million square feet of exhibit space will be jam packed with people hungry to bring innovation to agriculture. Leaders from heavy weight agri-focused companies will be in attendance, looking for ways to promote sustainability in their operations.

The free seminars will provide insights that farmers, dairy workers and ranchers will find invaluable.

PEER Bearing at Booth 4500 Pavilion D

For those in the market for long-lasting, reliable agricultural bearings, PEER Bearing will be exhibiting at Booth 4500 Pavilion D.

PEER agricultural bearings, featuring our patented sealing technology will be on display. Our bearings have an unmatched anti-contamination capability which defies abrasive dust, fertilizer and water to last longer than competing products. Check it out for yourself as PEER performs against our competition in a side-by-side mud slurry test.

Additionally, PEER offers bearings interchangeable to common industry sizes as well as customizable solutions for extreme application needs.

To learn more about the products we’ll have on display, feel free to contact us for more information. We’d also love to meet you at the show!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Wrapping Up a Strong Year at PEER Bearing

2017 was a year filled with activity and growth at PEER Bearing. We launched new products and services, attended major industry events, and took part in community-centered initiatives. It’s hard to identify our top highlight from the year, so instead, here’s a round-up of some of our accomplishments.

New Releases at PEER Bearings

PEER Mower Deck Spindle

Mower deck spindle assemblies are vital components in landscaping equipment. We wanted to find a way to increase the life of these spindles for long-lasting performance. Since contaminants and debris are a common problem, we applied TURFXTREME seal technology and specialized shaft and housing components to block this contamination. We also adjusted the materials used to provide greater strength to the housings.

SER Insert Bearings

To keep up with heightening demand for conveying equipment, PEER released new features in[MP1]  our SER Bearing products. We’ve included premium seals to extend the life of bearings, customized seal options for different applications, industry standard sizes for interchangeability, and more. Our mission[MP2]  was to provide a superior bearing product to reduce conveyor downtime, thereby improving productivity in industrial facilities.


Sometimes, companies require a custom bearing solution and with a limited production run. It can be difficult to find a supplier willing to work on this type of project, so PEER Bearing introduced our FLEXWORKS Center to fill this need. We are able to modify in-stock products to match our customers’ requirements, providing speed and flexibility in production.

Industry Trade Shows


This past November, PEER Bearing attended AGRITECHNICA, joining more than 2,800 exhibitors and 450,000 visitors in Hanover, Germany. The event brought together buyers and suppliers, and hosted an array of workshops and forums to discuss the latest technology trends in agriculture.

Farm Progress Show

In August, we attended the largest outdoor farm event in the United States, Farm Progress. This event featured lessons on mass grain harvesting with new equipment, and autonomous tractors to increase productivity despite the current skills gap in agriculture.

Expo Pack Guadalajara

Earlier this summer, we traveled to South America for Expo Pack Guadalajara in June. It brought together material handling companies and professionals to discuss the latest products and trends. As an exhibitor at the show, we explained the benefits of our ball and roller bearing systems in the material handling sector.

World Ag Expo 2017

Way back in February PEER Bearing attended the 50th installment of the World Ag Expo. We exhibited our AGXTREME range of products, with a particular focus on TILLXTREME and SEEDXTREME. These lines are designed for demanding jobs with continuous operation. In the farm sector, where the skills gap has led to labor shortage, it’s important for equipment to keep up the pace and minimize downtime.

Community Engagement

Customer Service Week 2017

To celebrate Customer Service Week in 2017, we planned a week-long event that kicked off our annual Giving Campaign. There were a number of activities that fundraised for the General Funds of Community Health Charities and United Way. We also hosted a Disaster Relief Lunch to benefit the United Way Hurricane Relief Fund and the Mexican Red Cross. For our employees, the event provided many teambuilding opportunities while allowing us all to give back to our communities.

We’re grateful for the many opportunities that presented themselves this past year, and look forward to seeing what 2018 has in store. We already have some exciting announcements in the works, so check back throughout the year to see what we’re up to.


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

New SER Insert Bearings Designed to Maximize Conveyor Productivity

As more automated systems find their way to the factory floor, conveyors are seeing heightened demand. Conveying systems are built to move bulk products more efficiently from one place to another.

Robotic systems are now designed to handle just about any task at the plant, with limited intervention necessary from employees. Conveying equipment makes this all possible. It is a vital component in manufacturing and distribution centers, and conveyor uptime is critical to maintaining production.

To keep these systems running smoothly, reliable components such as bearings are required. PEER Bearing is meeting this need by introducing new features to our SER Bearing products. Advances to our range include:

·         Premium seal extends bearing life and provides greater contaminant resistance

·         Available in various seal options to fit your specific application requirements

·         Nylon retainer for improved misalignment capability

·         Industry standard sizing designed to be interchangeable with other industry offerings

This is just a sampling of the improvements we’ve introduced to our SER bearing line. Our goal is to improve the functionality of our products and reduce customer downtime due to maintenance. This also serves as a cost reduction in the long term.

SER bearings are commonly used in bulk handling systems, agricultural machinery, intelligent conveyor systems, unit handling conveyors, and belt conveyors.

Learn more about these conveyor bearing offerings by contacting your local PEER Bearing representative. We look forward to discussing your needs.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Join Us in Celebrating Customer and Community Service Week 2017!

No business could survive without the support of its customers. In recognition of this fact, Customer Service Week aims to celebrate customers while reaffirming our commitment to service. This year, Customer Service Week runs from October 2-6, 2017, and PEER Bearing has planned a week-long schedule of events to  mark the occasion!
PEER employees excited to give back!
At PEER, there is no better way to celebrate than by kicking-off of our annual Giving campaign and volunteer outreach. We are committed to creating meaningful change in the communities we serve through philanthropic efforts and community development activities. PEER supports programs that help make our global communities better, stronger, and more vibrant places in which to live, work, and do business.
This year, we’ll be starting with Penny Wars on Monday, October 2nd, with proceeds going to the General Funds of Community Health Charities and United Way. This will be a competitive week-long fundraiser among our teams, with the winning team receiving a pizza party! Other events planned throughout the week include a Disaster Relief Lunch with proceeds benefiting the United Way Hurricane Relief Fund and the Mexican Red Cross, games such as BINGO and a scavenger hunt, and volunteer opportunities.
Our aim is to show our appreciation to customers and staff members while giving back to those who need it most. One of our core values at PEER is Teamwork, and the Customer Service Week events we have planned all support the teambuilding initiative.
To learn more about the plans we have in store for Customer Service Week, or to inquire about donating to one of our worthy causes, please call 1-800-433-7337 for further information.
Getting everyone together to celebrate service!