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Maritime Propulsion

May 11, 2020

Mactech Adds Thordon Portfolio

Thordon’s ThorPlas-Blue tiller arm and linkage bearings were machined and installed by Mactech on a towing vessel for a project that they partnered on in 2018 (Photo: Thordon Bearings)

Mactech Inc has joined Thordon Bearings’ global network of sales and service agents to support the Canadian manufacturer in the Wisconsin, Michigan, Chicago, Minnesota and the USA Great Lakes areas.

Mactech develops and manufactures its own product line for in-field machining and has an active on-site service division, however, it is the first time the company has agreed to partner with another manufacturer.

The Minnesota-headquartered leader in portable machining, measuring and heat-treating equipment has worked alongside Thordon Bearings for several years where they have machined and installed the company’s products on behalf of ship owners and shipyard customers.

Scott Groves, Thordon Bearings’ Regional Manager, Americas said: “We selected Mactech based on the solid partnership that Thordon has had with the company in the inland waterways sector since 2017. The company is exceptionally customer focused, and its core business of mobile machining and line boring is very synergistic with Thordon’s offering.

“This new partnership allows Mactech to provide its customers with complete turnkey solutions for Thordon’s full range of products, across a number of markets.”

Throughout April, Mactech personnel attended technical and training seminars on Thordon’s portfolio.

The online sessions included guidance on bearing sizing and calculations, fitting and installation methods, applications for vessels operating the Great Lakes, and hydro-power and vertical pump solutions.

Mactech began marketing Thordon products and services on May 1, 2020.

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