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The Timken Company has announced plans to expand production capacity at its Tyger River facility in Union, SC, USA., to serve the wind energy market.
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Timken expects demand for large-bore bearings used in main-rotor shafts and gear drives in wind turbines to grow rapidly in the coming years as reliance on renewable energy increases.?? ? The Tyger River investment will allow the company to serve demand from North American customers and provide expanded capability to produce prototypes in support of new wind-turbine programs. Expansion work at Timken's Tyger River location will begin in 2009, with production currently slated for 2010.
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