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Barnes Distribution Expands Operations in China

Barnes Distribution has expanded its AS Raymond operations in China with the opening of an office and distribution center in the Pudong New District of Shanghai, China. The new facility will serve the growing market for close tolerance components, such as industrial and mechanical springs within China. The new distribution center will open on Jan. 1, 2007.

“AS Raymond, our specialized spring provider, continues to expand its global distribution operations to meet the demands of our worldwide customer base,” said Idelle K. Wolf, president, Barnes Distribution. “With the expansion of our distribution operation into China, we are strengthening our presence in a growing manufacturing center in Asia, where our customers are seeking high-quality specialty mechanical springs and spring washers.”

AS Raymond, provides components to industry, including AS Raymond die springs, SPEC stock springs and spring washers, die springs, MRO products, nitrogen gas springs, gas struts and fasteners. In addition, AS Raymond offers a wide range of stock and custom made compression and extension springs, curved washers, finger washers, retaining rings, and m-Strut mechanical spring struts through its catalog offering and distribution base.

Barnes Group Inc. is an international diversified industrial manufacturing and distribution company with three businesses: Barnes Distribution, Associated Spring and Barnes Aerospace.

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