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COMPANY NEWS: AST’s Jeff Fergus Named Certified Bearing Specialist

We’re pleased to announce that AST Bearings’ Jeff Fergus has been officially named a Certified Bearing Specialist by the Bearing Specialist Association (BSA)!

Certified Bearing Specialists are vetted to have the highest levels of knowledge in the selection, application, and analysis of bearings. Jeff mastered a comprehensive examination that tested and rated his proficiency in the critical skills and knowledge for successful execution of the role of bearing specialist.

BSA skill sets performed by bearing specialists and tested in the examination include selling bearings, seals, and accessories over-the-counter; explaining product lines; diagnosing problems with installed components; preparing quotes or contracts; recommending interchanges and substitutions; and providing technical services and customer support.

The Big Picture

At AST, our core philosophy is providing Value Beyond the Part™ to customers. That brand promise means that in addition to having a marketplace of over 30,000 high-quality bearing products, we ensure that our customers have a partner working with them in choosing the correct bearing for their unique application.

This is made possible by our team of engineers and bearing specialists, who are the best in the business. Their extensive knowledge allows us to provide AST customers with a range of value-added services, including consulting and design engineering, applications engineering, failure analysis, lubrication/relubrication, quality inspection, and more.

A warm congratulations to Jeff – who embodies this sense of Value Beyond the Part™ – and his hard work in attaining this deserved recognition from the BSA.

Have questions for Jeff and our team? They’re ready to work with you to find high-performance and cost-efficient solutions to your bearing needs – contact them today.

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