Bison gearmotors feature in MSC Industrial Direct catalogue

11 July 2008

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Bison gearmotors feature in MSC Industrial Direct catalogueMSC Industrial Direct is launching its 2008 motor catalogue with over twice as many products as in the previous edition. New to the 2008 catalogue is a comprehensive offering of gearmotors from Bison Gear.

John Mingst, MSC Product Manager, states: "The 2008 catalogue was developed totally based on our customers' input and feedback. We asked them what the ideal motor catalogue resource would contain and we designed this year's catalogue and product offering to deliver that." The 2008 catalogue now contains over 1200 motors.

Regarding MSC's expectations for the new motor catalogue, Erik Gershwind, MSC Senior VP of Product Management and Marketing, comments: "All of our programmes at MSC are customer-driven. I am excited about the new motor catalogue, as it delivers a superior motor resource to our customers. We are excited to get it into the marketplace and expect the motor segment of our business to continue to show strong growth as a result of meeting our customer needs with superior products, service and support."

The new motor catalogue can be accessed online at To request a printed catalogue, call MSC customer service on +1 (800) 645 7270.

About MSC Industrial Direct

MSC is one of the premier distributors of metalworking and maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) supplies to industrial customers throughout the USA. MSC distributes in excess of 550,000 industrial products from approximately 3000 suppliers to some 379,000 customers. In-stock availability is approximately 99 per cent, with next-day, standard ground delivery to the majority of the industrial USA. MSC reaches its customers through a combination of approximately 30million direct-mail catalogues and CD-ROMs, 98 branch sales offices, 875 sales people, the internet and associations with some of the world's most prominent business-to-business e-commerce portals. For more information, visit the company's website at

About Bison Gear & Engineering Corp

Founded in 1960, Bison Gear & Engineering Corp designs and manufactures fractional horsepower electric motors, gearmotors and gear reducers used in industrial and commercial OEM applications world-wide. Bison's strong engineering tradition, based on 'robusticity' principles, is claimed to result in products with up to twice as much torque in the same package size as competitors. Bison employs over 260 associates in its St Charles, Illinois, facility, producing gearmotors and reducers in parallel-shaft and right-angle configurations, as well as AC and DC motors, for applications where dependability and long lifetimes are important. For more information, visit

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