Atlanta Gear Works Earns Timken Platinum Certification

After eight years as a “Timken Bearing Certified Shop,” Atlanta Gear Works has earned the highest status possible — Pla...
December 16, 2021—
After eight years as a “Timken Bearing Certified Shop,” Atlanta Gear Works has earned the highest status possible — Platinum — for 2019-2021 with an almost perfect score of 96 percent. Only 15 other facilities reached Platinum status during this period. 

The certification is the result of a continuous process consisting of six to ten visits per year by a Timken Certified auditor, who looks at all aspects of gearbox rebuilding in the shop, in addition to general shop maintenance. A complete audit every two years results in a certification status. 

According to the award letter sent to Atlanta Gear Works President Jack Conway, Atlanta Gear Works received its highest scores in the following areas: 
•Lifting tools 
•Bearing inspection area 
•TRB’s rotated during adjustment 
•Verification for bearing seating 
•Bearing fitting practices adequate on TRB’s, SRB’s, CRB’s, BB’s 
•Inner and outer race seats inspected for size and form 
•Housings and shafts properly cleaned prior to bearing installation 
•12-point inspection completed on shafts and housings and tracked for 
each job 
•Calibration of tools 
•Overall cleanliness 

“They’ve been in it since 2013, and they consistently get better with every shop audit,” said Timken Certified auditor Allan Johnson. 

“Shop certification provides our customers with the confidence that every gearbox we build for them is built to the highest bearing standards to extend the life of the bearing,” said Conway. 

Atlanta Gear Works

Atlanta Gear Works
Atlanta Gear Works is a total-solution industrial gearbox design, engineer, manufacture and repair company headquartered in Dawsonville, Georgia. For more than 30 years, we have served the pulp-and-paper, power, plastics, steel and chemical industries with high-quality innovative solutions and 24/7 responsive service. We repair all brands of equipment and can reverse engineer all components to equal or better quality. In addition to our state-of-the-art facilities, we offer a complete range of field services including field machining, inspections, gearing and gearbox repair for gears ranging from the simplest to the most complex. We continually invest in our people, plant and processes with the sole goal of eliminating or minimizing customer downtime. ...Read more Or visit