A nationally recognized and accomplished engineer in his day, Hugo Weimer ventured out in the Milwaukee area in the
early 1920's and formed an engineering design firm, specializing in the invention of the V-belt drive system.
In 1926, Mr. Weimer began the distribution and manufacturing of power transmission components for industrial customers in the Greater Milwaukee area. The business thrived, and Mr. Weimer was joined by Frank Stangl, as well as his daughter Jane. In 1958, the business was officially incorporated as the H.W. Weimer Company.
Mr. Weimer passed away in 1960, yet under the direction of Frank Stangl and Jane (Weimer) Kaiser, the company prospered and continued to grow. After relocating to a larger facility, Weimer operated as such until the untimely passing of Frank Stangl in 1976. Frank's son, Richard (Dick) Stangl, entered the business shortly before his passing, and operated the company with Jane Kaiser until her retirement in 1980. Upon her retirement, Richard Stangl purchased the controlling interest in Weimer and has since operated as CEO.
In 1983, the company name was changed to Weimer Bearing & Transmission, to reflect a growing involvement in both power transmission and bearing technology.
Weimer has grown substantially through both organic growth and through acquisition. Responding to our customers' unique needs, we now have several sister companies under the "Weimer Industries" umbrella of companies:
Throughout our growth, Weimer's commitment to total quality has been steadfast. In 1994, Weimer Bearing & Transmission achieved ISO 9002 certification, and has subsequently been recertified every year since.
Weimer's commitment to quality in employees has never wavered. The company continues to recruit, hire, and train the very best and most qualified employees in the industry. The next generation has also moved in to assist in the growth and operation of Weimer Bearing. In 1993, Richard's son Frank Stangl joined the company full-time in a sales capacity, and now serves as President. His brother Dan Stangl joined the company full-time in 1998 and currently serves as Vice President of Procurement. Their brother, Paul, joined the organization in 2006, and currently leads our manufacturing entities. Our management team continues to be actively involved in the day-to-day operations of the company.
With the massive consolidation in the power transmission distribution industry, Weimer Bearing is positioned today as the last privately-held and consistently family-owned business of it's type. To maintain this position, we've steadily added new and innovative products to our offering. Weimer is now heavily involved in motion control, pneumatic and linear products, electrical and electronic systems, along with specialty packaging, manufacturing and other customized industrial services. As a founding member of the Independent Distributor's Cooperative (IDC-1988), Weimer has the full buying power and recognition as the 3rd largest power transmission distribution entity in the United States, while still retaining family ownership and local flexibility -- both key attributes to properly servicing both OEM and MRO industrial customers.
"The future is bright for Weimer Bearing & Transmission. We will continue to grow and adapt with the changing needs of our customer base. We are firmly committed to excellence and professionalism in all facets of our business. Our growth and expansion plans are unlimited, and we intend to continue our mission of being the finest in our industry."
- Richard Stangl, CEO
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